You’ve Been Eating Strawberries All Wrong - Here’s How
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Did you know you've been eating strawberries wrong this whole time? Nope, us neither.
According to an etiquette expert, millions of Brits have been eating the juicy fruit incorrectly. You can watch a video of William Hanson explaining below:
William explained a 'strawberry fork' or a regular one, should be used in formal settings, to pick up the fruit and pop it in your mouth.
A spoon is only needed (alongside a fork) if cream is served with the strawberries. But you should never pour cream over the fruit, it should be served separately.
Importantly, if strawberries are served with their stems attached, they are eaten with a knife and fork - and it's fine to cut the stalk off. And if you're eating them at an informal setting, such as a picnic, is perfectly acceptable to pick them up by the stem and eat them whole.
Added to this, it's very important not to dump discarded stems in any old place. They should be placed on the top left hand side of the plate.
William, who has teamed up with AVA Berries, also advises eating strawberries when they are in season and says it's 'never acceptable' to feed a strawberry to another person while dining with others.
Perhaps the biggest faux pas is trying to remove a strawberry seed from your teeth with your finger. You should always use a toothpick, and excuse yourself from the table first.
William said: "Frankly, I was shocked there wasn't already a dedicated guide on the etiquette of eating one of the most British of fruits, the succulent strawberry.
"However juicy and delicious these fruits may be, it's important to eat them elegantly - which is why my new guide is timely.
"Even if quality fruit, like AVA Berries, are only available for some of the year displaying good manners is always in season."
Well that's us told!
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