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Is it ever okay for food to touch other food on your plate?

There's nothing better than a home-cooked meal. But when it comes to piling food on your plate, some feel excitement while others feel stress. Most people don't mind when foods touch; separating the foods would be like playing the notes in a symphony one by one. Others are incapacitated when foods touch, saying they've been contaminated. What do you think? 

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For most people, the more food on the plate the better. When the goal is a mountain of mashed potatoes around the holidays, preferences about which foods can touch only get in the way.

There's no reason to separate foods on a plate–they're all going to the same place! If this is you, you dump ketchup on your french fries, pour gravy on your biscuits and let the juice from your baked beans soak the bottom of your barbecue sandwich. Food is messy, and there's no need to put this gift in a box (or sectioned lunch tray). Let your food run free! 

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But for others, you'd rather eat food off the table than have it touch the other foods on your plate. You are the master of employing napkins as side dishes and balancing your biscuit with one end on the plate and the other on your spoon. 

You enjoy food at your own pace, meaning if you're eating turkey, there's no reason you should expect sweet potato casserole to sneak onto your taste buds. When foods touch, they get soggy and mix flavors that just don't go together–the whole plate is at risk of becoming contaminated once it starts!

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Family and holiday meals are the most stressful because there are few socially-acceptable ways to separate your foods. Sure, your immediate family and some friends know your quirks, but once Thanksgiving rolls around, you're at risk of becoming the punchline of every family joke for the next year. 

Either way, nothing can be worse than different textures mixing. You'll endure the jokes in order to enjoy your meal. 

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Just think of all the meals you'd be missing out on if you didn't let your foods touch. Ramen, rice and beans, paella, jambalaya, mashed potatoes and peas–the list goes on! 

Asking for your food to remain separate means you don't get to enjoy some of the most amazing meals out there. If you walk into one of the best restaurants in the U.S., the last thing you should do is ask for something "on the side." 

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Is it ever okay for food to touch other food on your plate?
A festive crown for the winner
#NoBoundariesForFood
#SectionedPlatesFTW