al asked in Food & DrinkEntertaining · 1 month ago

When arranging the food on your plate, does everything have to be separated, or is it okay for your food to touch?

14 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer

    separate everything and 3 forks

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago


  • 1 month ago

    It's OK for most things to touch, though I generally serve vegetables in a separate bowl.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Your plate, your choice,

    Personally I like food placed on the plate so you can see all the elements, though I dont mind a little overlap, but not all piled in a heap.

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  • Sparky
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It's ok for them to touch, but I like them to be arranged around the plate, not just all heaped on top of another food.

    I like to mix them myself as I wish, while I eat.

    For example, I love dipping my mashed potato in cooked peas and corn kernels, and it helps pick them up on the spoon / fork.

  • 1 month ago

    I don't notice such things like that. The only thing I do when at a restaurant is to ensure the piecemeal I have to cut (usually the meat) is on my side of the plate so that I can get at it with a knife and fork for cutting. Other than that, I don't care how the food is laid out.

  • 1 month ago

    For me it depends. I dont care if my potatoes touch my green beans for example but I hate it when they touch my salad.

  • 1 month ago

    I'm not picky and don't care.

  • 1 month ago

    it touches in my belly

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I'm ok with my food touching with a few exceptions such as:

    Syrup should not touch eggs and Ice cream should not be on top of the cake.

    I'm really not a fan of pouring sauces on food that can run all over the plate unless it's a one dish meal like pasta. I'm definitely someone who makes a well in my mashed potatoes for the gravy as opposed to pouring gravy all over the plate.

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