When it comes to eating with your hands, what is the first thought that pops into your head? Huh? (too culture shock, the head stops thinking) Is it okay to eat with your hands? It seems a little inconvenient. No cutlery, really environmental protection love the earth. Why not use spoons and chopsticks? When I came to India for the first time, at Gandhi International Airport, I was about to start my first meal of "Indian Local Cuisine" in my life.
I caught a glimpse of the handsome Indian guy photo background removing at the next table spooning curry and other sauces into the meal, and then Then I eat with my hands, and the spoon is "stirred" and then left to hang quietly in the corner of the dinner plate; although I have done my homework before coming to India, watching the handsome guy discard the spoon still makes me full of black question marks. What is the reason why Indians still maintain the way of eating with their hands? In fact, eating with hands is an act of honoring the gods In addition to the common "traditional saying", there is a set of logic behind this behavior.
A common saying is that you can directly feel the temperature of the food with your hands, so as to prevent the food from being too scalded to the mouth, and further connect people with the food, so that they can enjoy the real pleasure of eating. This is a long-standing "tradition" in India. to be seen as a hindrance. But a more precise description should be that Indians are very respectful of nature and its religious gods. From ancient India, food has been regarded as a gift of gods and nature. In addition to eating with hands, it is regarded as a respect for gods. , but also respect for food, and eating with hands can also connect to God.