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Saturday Six – Episode 301

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This week’s edition of the Saturday Six is fresh out of the oven, and that’s a good thing because it’s all about food. And also some dining-related pitfalls.

If the questions leave you feeling a little hungry, don’t blame me!

  • First to play last week: Diana of Diana’s Little Corner in the Nutmeg State. Congratulations!
  • (According to the rules, “First to Play” requires you to be the first to include the link to the specific entry in which you answered the questions, not just the general link to your blog.)<

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. You’re at an Italian restaurant on a first date: how do you eat your spaghetti: do you cut it with the folk or roll it onto the tines? (And eating something else isn’t an option!)

2. You’ve prepared a nice soup for dinner when you happen to hear a news story that bay leaves, even after being cooked, are sharp enough to tear internal organs when eaten whole. (It’s true.) Do you fish them out of your masterpiece, warn your guests in advance not to eat them, or just assume everyone knows to not eat the extra greenery?

3. You’re having dinner at a nice restaurant with a group of friends and acquaintances. The sauce of your main course is the best you’ve ever tasted. You’ve eaten most of the dish, but you’ve got part of a roll and some sauce left. Do you sop up a little sauce for one more taste?

4. This time, you’re at a seafood restaurant with folks you don’t know as well. Do you order a crab or lobster, a dish that would involve a lot of shell-cracking and a potential minor mess, or do you stick with something cleaner like a nice grilled fillet?

5. You’re invited to a cookout by a friend, but when you get there, you discover that the main thing being cooked, that everyone else is a big fan of, is something you don’t like. Would you still eat a serving to be neighborly, or try to talk your way out of that one dish?

6. You’re back at a seafood restaurant with friends. Unknowingly, you order a fish that is served whole, head and all. Do you send it back or just deal with it?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.


  1. 1. Roll it – I’ve never in my life seen someone cut it!

    2. Try to fish them out.

    3. Yes, I do.

    4. I don’t eat crab or lobster, so this one’s easy. I’d go for the fillet.

    5. If I just didn’t like it, I’d probably eat some. But if I had a dietary/religious/allergy reason for not eating it, I’d avoid it.

    6. Just deal with it.

  2. 1. Roll it, of course.

    2. Fish them out.

    3. Absolutely.

    4. Something cleaner. I don’t like crab, lobster, or shrimp anyway.

    5. I’d probably end up eating some just to be nice, unless it was something really objectionable – like shrimp. Not that shrimp cookouts are all that common.

    6. Just deal with it. The head is easy to snap off. If it’s not gutted, I’d carefully separate the random intestines from the meat. With a fish it’s just not that big of a deal.

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