Indian cuisine

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Comment by Deepak on May 26th, 2017 at 3:25 pm

I’d like to make a correction in the paragraph regarding etiquette.

Text needed to be edited: “Eating with the hands is considered important in Indian etiquette because a person knows the exact temperature of food before it enters the mouth, preventing blistering from the consumption of hot food.”

This seems to be logical, yet, false since eating with your hands has been done since the beginning of time. Indian culture dictates that eating with your hands is a pleasurable experience, activating a so-called sixth sense, rather than using cutlery. Furthermore, the food is already in bite-size pieces making the use of a knife and fork unnecessary. On another note, the specification of using the right hand as the preferred tool of eating is unexplained. The reason for the right hand is because the left hand is used for the cleaning of the bum after a bowel movement; self-explanatory.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 29th, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Thank you, Deepak, for your feedback. The text will be revised as you suggested. Thank you for taking the time to help make New World Encyclopedia a valuable information resource.

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