Let's settle this

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by zegh8578, Sep 5, 2023.

*inedible* decorations belong *on* the dinner plate:

  1. Yes! I love accidentally eating wood or plastic :0

  2. What, NO!? This is it? THIS is the fucking poll?

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  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Apparently, this is a goddamn controversy even at the highest level, so - let's poll!
  2. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I think people that put fruit made from wax in bowls are sneaky bastards. Sometimes you can spot small bite marks left by children hoodwinked into taking a sly bite.
  3. mobucks

    mobucks President of racism. Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I appreciate the way Japanese restaurants do it but a sprig of parsley or "on a bed of lettuce" is just fucking retarded and a waste.
  4. Hargrimthebleak

    Hargrimthebleak First time out of the vault

    Jul 28, 2023
  5. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    The results? Yes. People are fucking freaks
  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Why? It's edible; is it not the customer's waste if they don't eat it?

    *Funny story... Crayfish [also known as Crawfish] are a staple food in Louisiana. When I was about seven years old, we went on a trip to Washington DC, and while I was there we ate at a buffet. Seven year old me saw a crawfish in the shaved ice, and so of course I put it on my plate; it was a garnish for the seafood entrees—fully cooked but not meant to be eaten; entirely unseasoned. I didn't realize this at the time, and was disappointed at the cook.
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  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Thats one example - why the hell is it there, if you're not supposed to eat it?
    In my experience, most restaurants follow the philosophy of everything on the plate is edible; yes the garnish too - it all comes together
    But like - in one cooking show they had actual literal rocks on a plate, as part of some dumb symbolic whatever - a bit on the nose as an example, but don't put rocks there - Ima be a peasant pleb, and bite into the stone unless you stop me!
  8. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    AFAIK the branding stickers on fruit are food-grade, and edible—not that I'd try eating them.
  9. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    The only inedible things I want on my plate are cutlery and whatever bits and remaining bits of food that usually aren't eaten - i.e. bones.

    I appreciate decoration on food, but make it edible. Also I don't want unnecessary plastic in my meals, there's already plenty of nanoplastics everywhere.