Is there some food that you eat in a special way that can only be described as a ritual?
Ortolan isn’t the only delicacy that some of us may tuck into by some strict formal process, even if it is just our own private habit.
For instance, many of us have extremely idiosyncratic ways of eating fried eggs. Watch in a restaurant at breakfast sometime if you want to see eggy rituals of almost superstitious intensity.
Is there anything that you insist on eating in a certain way? nibbling out the middle of your bologna sandwich before eating the edges? lining up your asparagus stalks in parallel and cutting them in perfectly even segments? munching M&M’s in pairs matched by color? Let’s hear it.