Teaching chopsticks

The eating utensils, not the musical composition.

Today I used chopsticks to eat Chinese food for lunch, and that reminded me of having dinner at a Japanese restaurant in London with my friend Nawfal, whom I coached on using chopsticks.

2 Replies to “Teaching chopsticks”

  1. When I was a freshman at MIT, some upper classmen took some of us to House of Roy in Chinatown and said – OK you will all eat with chopsticks. I learned then so I wouldn’t starve.

  2. I learned in the third grade from my best friend. Her family also gave me a set or two of chopsticks to use at home.

    I find it fascinating to watch people use chopsticks–or even to watch people who usually use chopsticks using forks. The way we use our hands seems so shaped by the eating implements we learned as toddlers.

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