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Top Chef NYC

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 21, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Starts tonight. Who's watching with me?

    And please answer this, doesn't have to be today but at some point during the season:

    Do you hold a fork like this:

    or like this:

    I was tines up until I started watching Top Chef, where they always go tines down. Now I don't know what to do. I fear I was raised wrong (or in the midwest).
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm pretty much always tines down, but I do sometimes flip back and forth depending on what I'm eating.

    As to the show, yeah, I'm interested.
  3. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    I've noticed how Tom C holds his.

    Here's a link to the cast

  4. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    The first one. The second just looks weird.
    And, yeah, I am ready for tonight.
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I'm a tines down girl. I'll be watching with you.

    Spike, from last season's TC, opened a gourmet burger restaurant in DC over the summer (that's the food trend here, for some reason). I stopped in to check out the menu awhile back and Spike was manning the grill. Had the hat on and everything.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I've also gotten the impression that tines up is American and tines down is European.
    I flip-flop, depending on what I'm eating
  7. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Who gives a fork? :D

    I saw the teaser on Bravo while watching Inside the Actors Studio on Monday and I was very excited. Can't wait for tonight.
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I'm really conflicted over the fork thing.

    Proper etiquette, it turns out, demands tines down if you're also holding a knife, tines up if you just have a fork. But if no one really knows that, do you risk looking like a schmuck who can't hold a fork?

    I guess tines down makes more sense, so you can stab the food, instead of scooping it. Annoying.
  9. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Well-Known Member

    I'm so looking forward to tonight's show. Been watching TC since season 1 when a co-worker got me hooked on it. Wednesdays will be super fun for me, got the Ultimate Fighter and Top Chef in the same night, my TiVo will be working OT.

    Oh, and what's a fork?

  10. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Tines up usually, but depends on what I'm eating.

    And I'm so glad I saw this thread, because I was convinced it started next week for some reason. Thanks for helping me not miss the premiere, 21! :)
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm tines up. Tines down looks weird. But I had noticed that on the show.

    I refuse to bend to their hoity-toity eating habits!!!!
  12. Ditto
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