Table of contents:
- # 10 CHEESE
- # 9 LASAGNA
- # 8 HAMBURGER
- # 7 COOKIE AREA
- # 6 GRAPES
- # 5 "STUFFED" FOODS
- # 4 NUTELLA
- # 3 PASTA
- # 2 ICE CREAM
- # 1 PIZZA
2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
To know how to read them, our little obsessions would tell a lot about us.
In the privacy of my living room, Magnum in my hand, I silently cultivate the peeling of the chocolate up to the stubborn part clinging to the stick, making the covering crack under my teeth with great satisfaction, dedicating myself only to ice cream afterwards.
If a therapist saw those moments, they would send me back into the black hole of the unsolved family.
But when it comes to culinary obsessions that can be analyzed, I'm sure I'm in good company, no one feels left out. Impossible, if you are true self-scrutinizers that you do not have a little psychoanalyzable mania to discuss together. Maybe in style "My name is Marco Rossi", "Hi Marco Rossi", "Today is a month that I have not eaten pizza leaving the crust".
I feel reticence and in order not to make you feel too alone, we have compiled the top ten of the 'O famo weird at the table (or on the sofa, or standing in front of the fridge, you can see this).
# 10 CHEESE
Usually, at the same table, two opposite but perfectly compatible eaters sit: those who discard all the cheese rinds, and those who eat all the cheese rinds (in both cases no one cares whether they are audible or not).
But it is above all in the form of the cut and the bite that the mad crowds of cheese eaters emerge.
I have a friend who claims that cheese is only eaten with the hands. All good, until the Gorgonzola arrives.
# 9 LASAGNA
Once upon a time there was the beautiful plate of lasagna that made a lot of Sunday lunch. Now that we consume more aperitifs than dinners at home, lasagna has become the object of the compulsive follies of many of us.
Some eat all the dried-up corners from the oven first, experiencing the supreme exaltation of the crunch of pasta under their teeth.
Others investigate its stratiform structure, leafing through one part after another. Just think: there is even someone who cleans up all the béchamel first, then the meat sauce, then the pasta. Need anything else?
# 8 HAMBURGER
Also in this case the tics are not lacking, even if we have only begun to eat them copiously in recent years. Do not be scandalized: there are those who face him with a fork and knife, eating bread as if it were an accessory.
Then we have those who place it on the plate after every single bite, making it last a good half day; finally, I noticed a certain human typology of perfettini that continuously rebalances the filling, rearranging the inside of the sandwich so that there is no lack of substance at the end.
# 7 COOKIE AREA
We could stay a week only on the biscuits category. The stuffed ones, like Ringo to be clear, bring out the childish creativity of each of us: open, licked, reassembled, decomposed, crunched in a different way according to the type.
If the grains of sugar are removed from the surface of the Galletti del Mulino Bianco, like little breakfast umpa lumpa you are, from the Pan di Stelle you scratch off and eat the icing separately.
I've seen people pairing shortbread biscuits symmetrically before dipping them in milk, but I've also seen scenes where some only eat the chocolate portion of Hugs. Every single cookie unleashes our madness, it's obvious.
# 6 GRAPES
Are you one of those who open the berries in half, remove the seeds and then can finally eat the grapes?
Or are you one of those who spit "nicely" on the palm of your hand?
Or maybe you belong to that category that vivisects the grain by purifying it of the skin? In any case, grapes are also one of those foods that tells a lot about our obsessions.
# 5 "STUFFED" FOODS
The act of "unrolling" is typical of many, even the most unsuspected. From Rotella Motta to those of licorice, the tendency to deconstruct, in search of the essence (it's obvious, right doctor?) Is typical of many.
Take stuffed vegetables for example: with friends we all do what "we should", but as soon as we are alone we turn into little engineers, we dismantle scaffolding, we release the stuffed fillings, we cut them up in advance.
Not to mention the shameless stripping of any sort of roll. This category also includes the one who opens the calzone and, while not daring so much, dreams of having a spoon for the steaming filling.
# 4 NUTELLA
This is the classic case in which, among friends, we often confront each other. And just as often unfortunate episodes emerge that you did not think possible: people who cannot bear the idea of any metal in contact with the cream, so use various edible, sweet, salty, fruity furnishings.
I know someone who, with the fear of gaining weight, sticks only a little finger in the jar (yes, that's right).
However, despite years of advertising, it seems that hardly anyone smears it anymore, proving that doing it strange gives more satisfaction.
# 3 PASTA
If only the habit of rolling the string on the spoon!
There are people who blow into the individual feathers to get rid of the sauce, there are human mice that eat every single noodle by themselves, then we have those who put the macaroni from the hole in the fork, those who cannot avoid blowing in the bucatini.
It is impossible to trace a unitary profile: pasta unleashes the hidden fantasies of all of us, and it does so in a single and singular way.
# 2 ICE CREAM
Let's open yet another parenthesis. Whether it's packaged or handcrafted, even here we may never end.
Lickers only clockwise, inveterate munching of croissant bottoms, there are those who ask for a taste to be rigorously put on the cone first, those who look at the jar waiting for the perfect consistency and cannot sink, but turns on the edges as if it were a invisible circular path.
An atypical ice cream eater lives in all of us.
# 1 PIZZA
Here we have already revealed the identikit of the monster in you. Perhaps the most mistreated food ever by our hidden crowds is pizza.
There are those who eat all the ingredients first, those who start from the edge, those who fold everything and eat with their hands, those who start from the center and draw geometric shapes.
Yes, pizza: we like it so much and it is so much part of our daily life that everyone faces it with their own attitude. If the daisy could speak who knows what it would say about us, "here's another compulsive who rolls …"
We are now ready for the intervention of Alessandro Meluzzi to reassure the rest of the world that our little oddities are not unequivocal symptoms of latent serial killers.