Someone Wondered What Foods Were People Eating The Wrong Way, 20 People Delivered
Humanity has learned a lot about food throughout generations. We went from hunting to farming crops, to raising livestock. And now, there are even plant substitutes for meat products!
Now that humans have learned what to eat and how to obtain food, the question now changes to “how do we eat food?” There are many ways that people eat their food, yet, some ways are “incorrect.” Below, we compiled 20 food items that people online used to eat the wrong way.
Tell us what you think is the most interesting. Were you eating something wrong before as well? Share them in the comments below! Yours truly didn’t know that he could eat ice cream cones until he was 16.
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#1 Not Deveining Shrimps
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You have to devein shrimp, or else you’re eating their poop.
#2 Picking The Fluffy Parts Away From Each Piece Of Popcorn
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My friend eats popcorn by picking the fluffy parts away from each piece and discarding the “seed” center. Every time i tel him hes an idiot but hes too stubborn to just eat a damn piece of popcorn like a human
#3 Thowing Away Salmon Skin
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If you eat salmon to have a healthy meal, it’s more beneficial to leave the skin on… just fry it with some salt/pepper until it’s crispy.
#4 Rinsing Your Pasta
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It might have been said already, but I got tired of scrolling.
I don’t know if it’s “most”, but I know it’s fairly common to rinse off your pasta after you drain the water. Don’t do that.
Also, cooking the pasta until it sticks to a wall means you over cooked it.
I’ve read plenty of ways “to make your pasta better” but those two simple things are the only ones that really made any difference to me.
#5 Eating Wax On Babybel Cheeses
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Recently read where people were **eating the f*****g wax** on Babybel cheeses and I haven’t been the same since
#6 Eating Steak Well-Done
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My dad believes steak should be well done. And by well done, unseasoned shoe leather.
Growing up I never could fathom why anyone loved steaks, and why they were such an ‘expensive treat’ at the house.
My dad would buy these beautiful, thick cut rib eyes, then toss them on the flaming grill with no seasoning, cook them on one side for seven minutes, flip, then other side, till they had shrank half their size and were charred. Then he would berate us for using sauce because ‘it covered up the flavor of the meat’.
No Scott, your inability to cook on a grill covers the flavor.
It wasn’t until I was 18 and living on my own that I tried to grill my own.
Seasoned with garlic powder and salt, flipped on the flaming grill often and buttered between flips, taken off when I was tired of waiting, I had my first medium rare steak that melted in my mouth.
I have never let my father ‘cook’ me another steak since.
#7 Eating Banana By Bringing Mouth To It Instead Of Banana To Mouth
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Ladies and gentlemen of Reddit. Do what ever you’d like behind closed doors, but please remember if you’re eating a banana in public it’s banana to mouth. Not mouth to banana.
#8 Not Removing The Membrane That Is On The Bottom Of A Rack Of Ribs
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Not many people know but you are supposed to remove the membrane that is on the bottom of a rack of ribs before you cook them. It makes them easier to cut and eat.
#9 Eating Ginger Slices With Sushi Instead Of Between Slices
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Ginger with Sushi. You’re actually supposed to eat the ginger slices between eating the rolls of sushi so as to cleanse the palate.
Although, personally I love putting ginger and Wasabi on my sushi roll then eating it in one bite.
#10 Eating Cupcakes With The Wrapper
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There was a comment a long time ago from a guy who found out in adulthood that you aren’t supposed to eat the cupcake wrappers when someone looked horrified when he ate it.
#11 Throwing Away The “The Fleshy Seedy Inside” Of Guavas
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I don’t know about most people, but growing up I always thought I hated guavas because they were so dry. Turns out, my parents used to cut out the best part–the fleshy seedy inside– and serve me the dry rinds…
Edit: since a lot of the comments are confused, I’d like to clear a few things up.
My parents would cut out where the seeds are and eat the green part + the white parts where there are no seeds. not sure if that’s fully the rind; I guess the easiest way to compare it is with a watermelon: it’s like cutting away the red flesh and eating the skin + white part. no, my parents don’t hate me (maybe for other reasons) because I’ve seen them throw away the seeds. we are Vietnamese and my parents prefer the dry, crunchy texture with some chili salt and think the seeds cause constipation.
#12 Eating Spaghetti With The Sauce Only On The Top
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To everyone who eats spaghetti with a little itty bitty smidge of sauce at the top with the rest completely dry and white: Atone or be banned from cooking forever.
#13 Eating French Toast As A Savory Dish
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Okay, so this is more along the lines of me eating a certain dish the wrong way, but when I was little my mom would make french toast except she would put chilies, onions and sometimes chicken on it. I grew up thinking french toast was a savory dish until I ordered it at a diner and it was sweet. I still like my mom’s version of french toast better tbh.
#14 Licking The Tacos’ Inside First, Eating The Shell After
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Ya seen these taco lickers? You heard of these guys? Yeah, well there are these people out there, and I don’t know who raised them or how they turned out the way they did, but they eat their tacos middle-out. They dip their heads down to their tacos and lick out all the insides first, then eat the soggy shell afterwards. Sometimes they don’t even eat the shell. I can’t take my kids out to the Taqueria anymore because of these freaks. I don’t want my little girls to become taco lickers. It’s just not natural and I will not have any taco lickers living under the roof of my house!
#15 Eating Lightly Salted Peaches With Mayonnaise
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My grandfather enjoys eating lightly salted peaches with mayonnaise. If you didnt know there was a wrong way to eat a peach, now you know.
#16 Steaming Brussels Sprouts And Not Seasoning Them
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If you steam brussel sprouts and also dont salt and pepper them of course you dont like them. They need to be charred and on the brink of almost burnt for them to be good. Olive oil salt and pepper in a 450 degree oven cut in half, cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
#17 Not Letting The Pizza Rolls Cool Down
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You’re supposed to wait for the pizza rolls to cool down BEFORE you put them in your mouth, not after while you’re doing the dragon breath thing trying not to let them touch your tongue
#18 Eating Fruit That Is Not Ripe Enough
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My dad served us underripe fruit my entire childhood because to him firm = good and soft = bad. The first time I had a mango that was actually ripe I was an adult and the experience was borderline orgasmic.
#19 Eating Kiwis With The Skin
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I eat Kiwis with the hairy skin on. My mom said I seemed to like it so she wasn’t going to stop me. Later on I find out that I’m a freak of nature for doing it, but I still eat it that way because I just like it. The only downside is that since I like the texture of the hair and skin, I have “forbidden fruit” moments when I’m looking at the abdomen of a tarantula.
#20 Putting The Spread On The Salty Side Of The Cracker
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For me, it was crackers with any sort of topping until my wife showed me the error of my ways.
I would always put cheese, or whatever spread I might be eating with the crackers on the top i.e. salty side of the cracker. My wife lost her ever loving mind when she saw me do this. She then proceeded to explain to me that I should turn the cracker over and put the spread, cheese, or whatever on the bottom so that the salty side would hit my tongue when I put the bite in my mouth.
It was a revelation.