Many people debate the true way to devour our favorite sauce-covered noodles brimming with carbs. In 1942, Time-Life magazine exhibited “how to eat spaghetti like a lady” I know, I know… that didn’t age very well, with a series of illustrative steps coinciding with photographs of Olimpia Zagnoli taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. This photo montage reveals step-by-step how one should eat pasta, and how to do so “like a lady”.
Step One: “Four strands of spaghetti should be segregated from the pile”.
Step Two: “With spoon as a prop, twirl fork and spaghetti gently”.
Step Three: “A Ladylike Mouthful of spaghetti is ready for consumption”.
Step Four: “Full forkfuls should be consumed in entirety. Nibbling is out”.
Step Five: “Truant strands require patience, lip facility, suck-power”.
Step Six: “With end in sight, diner has consumed 160 in. of spaghetti”.
When you have a plate full of pasta in front of you how do you eat? Do you by chance twirl your pasta in the true Italian tradition, cut your pasta like a heathen or do you throw caution to the wind and dive right in? Next time you’re dining at Rosaria’s order a pasta, snap a photo of #howtoeatpasta #glampasta and tag us on IG!