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Old 11-21-2023, 08:24 PM
 
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Not just for aesthetics, those ends are nasty. And cut the beans while you are at, why leave that for your guests.
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Old 11-21-2023, 09:21 PM
 
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Not just for aesthetics, those ends are nasty. And cut the beans while you are at, why leave that for your guests.
Totally agree.

Cutting vegetables at the table is awkward, I had a tomato wedge slip off my salad plate and slide across the table when I tried to cut it.

Embarrassing
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Old 11-21-2023, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Totally agree.

Cutting vegetables at the table is awkward, I had a tomato wedge slip off my salad plate and slide across the table when I tried to cut it.

Embarrassing
Salad greens need to be bite sized, too, not scaled for a hippo.
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Old 11-22-2023, 06:03 AM
 
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Not just for aesthetics, those ends are nasty. And cut the beans while you are at, why leave that for your guests.
Brings back memories.....As a kid, my mother would send me out the the garden, to pick string beads. She would then have me break off the ends, and then snap in half. I loved eating them raw.
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Old 11-22-2023, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Not just for aesthetics, those ends are nasty. And cut the beans while you are at, why leave that for your guests.
Just one end, not both.
And DON'T pre-cut the beans or any other food for your guests convenience, unless they are toddlers.
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Old 11-22-2023, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Agree - I am perfectly capable of cutting my food myself.
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Old 11-22-2023, 03:37 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Brings back memories.....As a kid, my mother would send me out the the garden, to pick string beads. She would then have me break off the ends, and then snap in half. I loved eating them raw.
SOP in our house too. We didn't have a veggie garden at most of our houses when I was growing up so they came from store/farm stand. Still snapped off both ends of beans before cooking. I also loved green beans raw and still do. If I happened to be along for the grocery run, I'd plot to sit in the back with the groceries and eat them out of the bag long before they arrived home. My mother certainly didn't want to discourage a love of fresh veggies so she learned to buy half again as much as she intended to cook.
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Old 11-22-2023, 06:06 PM
 
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Just one end, not both.
And DON'T pre-cut the beans or any other food for your guests convenience, unless they are toddlers.
I eat all of it ends and all.
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Old 11-22-2023, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls
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Just one end, not both.

Why not both?
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Old 11-22-2023, 10:37 PM
 
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Glad to see this first world problem got some traction.

I once ordered a fried tempura dish where the pieces were so large and having to slice them up ruined the experience.

Went to a hotel breakfast buffet that was serving wedges of kiwi fruit with the fuzzy skin still on. Technically the skin is edible, but nobody eats it. It would have been more presentable in a public setting serving kiwi slices that were already peeled.
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