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1 hour ago, Miss Bea said:

Sipper. I have this thing about noises when one eats. I have a list of slurpers! And they never fail me!

 

1 hour ago, Miss Bea said:

Sipper. I have this thing about noises when one eats. I have a list of slurpers! And they never fail me!

HaHaHa!  I could teach 'one the art of slurping' --I chew with my mouth closed, don't sit with elbows on the table, know how to set a proper table and use the correct silverware for each course, do not drool or chew loudly, and all proper table etiquette including subjects that should be avoided during meal time.  But I truly consider slurping the highest form of a compliment  that not only enhances the tasters experience but it makes me feel giddy to know someone is enjoying a dish to that degree!

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1 hour ago, Thesauron said:


I'd love to be a slurper (I am when I eat noodle soup, but who's not?). I find the air coming in odd, but I will really try hard to slurp better if it increases the taste. emoji478.pngemoji501.png


Johan

 Johan my friend.  I wish you were here today to teach you the art of slurping!  I am making chicken and fluffy dumplings today and this is a perfect dish to learn on.

 

I'll try to explain and walk you through.  First, place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth-where the roof is at the lowest point before it starts it incline. Now, pucker your lips as if you were going to plain Jane kiss someone in a greeting, and suck in air!  You can easily intake air in short, abrupt bursts so as not to draw in too much liquid or burn your mouth. This works well for testing temperature, or controlling the size of vegetable you take in.  You want to slurp your broth, liquid, and spoon your solids.  

 

There, that should be sufficient for now.  If you have any more questions about life's complexities do not hesitate to look me up.  I feel like I can turn you loose on the subject of slurping now.

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I tend to look a slurping the same as continuing to suck on a straw when one has reached the bottom of the glass - the noise is not necessary for the enjoyment of the food .... now, if you can slurp without making the noises, by all means. If not, use some other silent method when you eat with me, please. 

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I tend to look a slurping the same as continuing to suck on a straw when one has reached the bottom of the glass - the noise is not necessary for the enjoyment of the food .... now, if you can slurp without making the noises, by all means. If not, use some other silent method when you eat with me, please. 

In one way I guess the noise is feedback to the cook that the food is enjoyed and unfortunately I know of no way to slurp without the sound (unless you're in outer space). Slurping is supposed to increase the taste, though, and I'm all for taste.


Johan
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Must admit to being a sipper.   As children we were never allowed to make any noises when it came to our food.  I guess the habit has just stuck.

My grandma used to have this silly Swedish saying: "Låt maten tysta munnen!" ("Let the food silence the mouth!") Understandable when you're an adult tired of children's chatter, but now as an adult I realise that dinner time is an excellent opportunity to talk about things (which is why it's important that families eat together). Eating, after all, is a very social thing.


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11 hours ago, Thesauron said:


My grandma used to have this silly Swedish saying: "Låt maten tysta munnen!" ("Let the food silence the mouth!") Understandable when you're an adult tired of children's chatter, but now as an adult I realise that dinner time is an excellent opportunity to talk about things (which is why it's important that families eat together). Eating, after all, is a very social thing.


Johan

  In our house, mealtimes were a time to chat and voice our opinions - there was always quite a lot of noise then.  However,  my parents considered it good table manners not to be noisy when you ate your food - hence no slurping.

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  In our house, mealtimes were a time to chat and voice our opinions - there was always quite a lot of noise then.  However,  my parents considered it good table manners not to be noisy when you ate your food - hence no slurping.

Funny how in certain parts of the world you are supposed to slurp and make noises - anything else would be considered ungrateful and downright rude. Talk about a clash of cultures.


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12 hours ago, Thesauron said:


Funny how in certain parts of the world you are supposed to slurp and make noises - anything else would be considered ungrateful and downright rude. Talk about a clash of cultures.


Johan

Some time back (25 years?) I recall reading up on culinary and dining practices of different cultures. 

I read that it is considered rude, in some areas,  to not  belch loudly after eating. Doing so,  loudly, expresses your satisfaction and pleasure.

 

I have tried to introduce this custom in my personal household,  with less than stellar results. ..<_<

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