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Feb 5, 2008 08:15 PM


I know this is going to sound like a dumb question, but... How do you cut your sandwiches? Corner to corner or across the middle? And if you have kids, do you cut their sandwiches the same way you cut your own? Do you remove the crusts? I'm curious whether "foodies" line up on one side of the aisle or the other.

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  1. For regular square shaped bread: corner to corner - crazy, but it just tastes better to me!
    For a long roll: in 3-4 parts for eating ease (neater - I can make a mess without trying)

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    1. re: meatn3

      It tastes better because those first few bites (assuming you eat point first) is a smaller bite, with more "air space" that you chew, opens up the flavors more. (Try it, eat small bits vs. a larget bit decide which tastes better)

      meatn3...cut those long rolls on the bias to achieve the same "point" result.

      1. re: Quine

        Thanks, I guess I didn't phrase it well for the rolls, I do cut on the bais. I am a small bite person - but I never put together the "air space" connection! Thanks.

        1. re: Quine

          Hmmmm.... Interesting. Perhaps that explains why I eat my pizza slice in a very unorthodox way. I start at the tip. When I eat about a third, I eat half my crust, then tear my pizza in half lengthwise and then finish the two halves. I find it tastes much better.

      2. Definitely corner to corner. It's easier to eat.

        1. I'm corner to corner as well. It definitely tastes better. I also generally cut my long vegetables (carrots, celery) on a diagonal as well. People underestimate how the act of cutting plays a role in the taste.

          1. My husband and I fought this one out early in our marriage. I am an adament corner to corner slicer and he sliced his sandwiches in half, if he sliced it at all. After 20 years, his sandwiches are always sliced corner to corner -- but that's because I make them all!

            1. I don't cut them at all, but I always eat mine open-faced - except for grilled cheese that is... Cultural thing, I think - I'm Norwegian, and most people just eat openfaced sarnies, was surprised when I moved to Canada and hardly anyone did.

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              1. re: hangrygirl

                In half. Not a dumb question at all!

                1. re: hangrygirl

                  It's totally cultural! But I think it has to do with when Canadians eat sammies. We tend to take them in bagged lunches, and I don't think an open-faced one would fare as well as closed-face. (Is that what they're called?!?) When I spent a month in Danmark, we always had liver pate and cucumber open-faced sandwiches at home, but if it was bagged, they were sandwiched.