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This sandwich is cut properly into quarters
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That's one way to do it, I suppose. Who cares?
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That is the way that all of my sandwiches were cut, as a kid.

Sorry mom, but you were completely wrong. Diagonals are the only proper way to cut a sandwich into quarters.





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I would exchange "bad" and "stupid" in the graphic above.

With the "stupid" cut, you are, at least, left with two halves, one a mirror image of the other.

With the "bad" cut, your two halves do not even have the same shape. That is stupid.
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I'm reluctant to invoke buzzfeed but.....

https://www.buzzfeed.com/nathanwpyle/scientific-reasons-diag...

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Cutting sandwiches is pointless unless they are being eaten by small children.
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Sandwiches on regular loaf bread should be cut in half, not quarters, on the diagonal, as this makes it easier to keep ones face clean while enjoying the sandwich.

Sandwiches for tea parties for little children or southern women may be cut into quarters on the square.

Subs (hoagies, grinders, etc.) should be cut in half with a bias cut, again because it makes it easier to stay cleaner.

Sandwiches on round rolls or similar (bagels, english muffins, eggo waffles, etc). Should not be cut in half.
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In quarters is for kids. Sandwiches aren't cut.
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We all know if you cut a sandwich into quarters you must also trim off the crust.
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gxnpt wrote:
We all know if you cut a sandwich into quarters you must also trim off the crust.


NOOOOOOOO! That's the best part!
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It's ok. The crusts are tossed to the starving masses (offering them cake did not go well last time).
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I cut my sandwiches with my teeth.

If I ever have another PB&J in my life, let me tell you that sucker better be cut... and I want a juice box too.
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Once my children cross into Middle School, it is no longer cool to have a sandwich cut. Which saves me time in the morning, but every now & then I feel sad that they are growing up. Then I remember that there will be grandchildren eventually and they will have their own sandwich cutting rules.
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If I cut my sandwiches I use the stupid way, because I can then open them up (like pac-man's jaw on an invisible hinge) on the plate and put potato chips between the halves. A diagonal cut isn't as good for that, because the three corners of each half want to be off the edge of the plate when you "hinge" it open.

Plus, with the other two cuts you have asymmetry if the loaf of bread has a distinct "top" side. The stupid cut, as mentioned previously, preserves this symmetry.

Although I like the "keep your face clean" theory of the diagonal cut, the stupid cut makes the sandwich narrow enough that I can keep my face clean eating each half end-to-end, so this isn't an issue for me.

I eat sandwiches (and think about eating sandwiches) a LOT. I even make explicit requests about the order of items on my sandwich, bottom-to-top, because of how they interact with each other, the dressing(s), the bread, and my mouth. I am careful about how I hold a sandwich the first time I pick it up and how I progress through the sandwich (including orchestrating a "last bite" that is as close as possible to the Platonic ideal of the sandwich), and I laugh mercilessly at people who try to put a messy sandwich back down on their plate and pick it up again later.

This is serious business, and the stupid cut is far superior to all other cuts for that type of bread.

Of course, this reaises the question, "Why in the heck are you using that type of bread?" Wouldn't you like a nice onion roll, or maybe a Dutch crunch roll, or even a Kaiser? Maybe a few slices of challah, or possibly a croissant would be more to your liking. I guess if it's rye then I can see this being an issue...
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If it's grilled cheese, diagonal, if it's anything else, up/down orthogonal.
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What is this... "cut"... of which you speak?
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1 piece of bread folded in half is how a professional eater such as myself does it.

This eliminates one avenue of potential leakage.

When you want an adult with superior insight to enter the conversation, geekmail me.
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Verdigris97 wrote:
If I cut my sandwiches I use the stupid way, because I can then open them up (like pac-man's jaw on an invisible hinge) on the plate and put potato chips between the halves. A diagonal cut isn't as good for that, because the three corners of each half want to be off the edge of the plate when you "hinge" it open.

Plus, with the other two cuts you have asymmetry if the loaf of bread has a distinct "top" side. The stupid cut, as mentioned previously, preserves this symmetry.

Although I like the "keep your face clean" theory of the diagonal cut, the stupid cut makes the sandwich narrow enough that I can keep my face clean eating each half end-to-end, so this isn't an issue for me.

I eat sandwiches (and think about eating sandwiches) a LOT. I even make explicit requests about the order of items on my sandwich, bottom-to-top, because of how they interact with each other, the dressing(s), the bread, and my mouth. I am careful about how I hold a sandwich the first time I pick it up and how I progress through the sandwich (including orchestrating a "last bite" that is as close as possible to the Platonic ideal of the sandwich), and I laugh mercilessly at people who try to put a messy sandwich back down on their plate and pick it up again later.

This is serious business, and the stupid cut is far superior to all other cuts for that type of bread.

Of course, this reaises the question, "Why in the heck are you using that type of bread?" Wouldn't you like a nice onion roll, or maybe a Dutch crunch roll, or even a Kaiser? Maybe a few slices of challah, or possibly a croissant would be more to your liking. I guess if it's rye then I can see this being an issue...


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This is the way it's done.



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Celinashope wrote:
Once my children cross into Middle School, it is no longer cool to have a sandwich cut. Which saves me time in the morning, but every now & then I feel sad that they are growing up.


Only every now and then? I feel that sadness every day. soblue
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Verdigris97 wrote:
If I cut my sandwiches I use the stupid way, because I can then open them up (like pac-man's jaw on an invisible hinge) on the plate and put potato chips between the halves. A diagonal cut isn't as good for that, because the three corners of each half want to be off the edge of the plate when you "hinge" it open.

Plus, with the other two cuts you have asymmetry if the loaf of bread has a distinct "top" side. The stupid cut, as mentioned previously, preserves this symmetry.

Although I like the "keep your face clean" theory of the diagonal cut, the stupid cut makes the sandwich narrow enough that I can keep my face clean eating each half end-to-end, so this isn't an issue for me.

I eat sandwiches (and think about eating sandwiches) a LOT. I even make explicit requests about the order of items on my sandwich, bottom-to-top, because of how they interact with each other, the dressing(s), the bread, and my mouth. I am careful about how I hold a sandwich the first time I pick it up and how I progress through the sandwich (including orchestrating a "last bite" that is as close as possible to the Platonic ideal of the sandwich), and I laugh mercilessly at people who try to put a messy sandwich back down on their plate and pick it up again later.

This is serious business, and the stupid cut is far superior to all other cuts for that type of bread.

Of course, this reaises the question, "Why in the heck are you using that type of bread?" Wouldn't you like a nice onion roll, or maybe a Dutch crunch roll, or even a Kaiser? Maybe a few slices of challah, or possibly a croissant would be more to your liking. I guess if it's rye then I can see this being an issue...



He made many good points, particularly the Last Bite Theory. But then he lost all credibility with his last sentence. Good Jewish rye (with seeds, of course) is the One True Bread.
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I think I usually do the "stupid" cut, although I probably do the "bad" cut a reasonable percentage of the time. I never cut diagonally.

I cut a sandwich to make it easier to eat. It's mostly about efficiency. I'm not worried about sloppiness, because eating sloppily shows that you're enjoying your food.

Probably the principle reason I don't cut diagonally is that my mom didn't cut sandwiches that way and it never occurred to me to do it once I graduated to sandwich cutting duties. Frankly, it seems overly dainty. But there are tangible problems with it as well. If you're dealing with homogenious sandwich content, like PB&J, tuna salad, or ham, it doesn't much matter. But with something like corned beef and pastrami, with a sideways or lengthwise cut, you can lay the pieces of meat parallel to the cut, minimizing the chances you're slashing through meat pieces and destroying the optimal arrangement of meat you so lovingly placed. With a diagonal cut, this is pretty much impossible and there will be much tearing of meat and the angels will cry. Besides, if you cut your corned beef and pastrami sandwich diagonally, you'll be laughed out of every Jewish deli in existance.

I will also note that decent rye (the aforementioned One True Bread) is usually much more oblong than nasty old white bread, which is much closer to being a square. A diagonal cut of a rye bread sandwich is therefore much more difficult and looks kind of silly.

Many of my food decisions are based on the "last bite" theory. It must be the best bite of food on my plate. So much of our eating habits come from our childhood. In addition to my obsession over the perfect last bite, I usually eat my food from the outside to the inside. So I eat the perimeter of the sandwich first, before I get to the middle (same with burgers) and I eat hot dogs from both ends. I'm not sure why, it's just something I developed as a child. My wife's favorite comfort food meal is tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and when she has it, the sandwiches must be cut lengthwise into thirds, because that's how her mom cut them. These are called "soldiers". Freud would have had a field day.
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Larry Levy wrote:
But then he lost all credibility with his last sentence. Good Jewish rye (with seeds, of course) is the One True Bread.


Oh, I didn't mean to imply that a good rye is not a fantastic choice for bread. I just meant that it is one of the exceptions in terms of shape. (If you choose rye then the cut is an issue, and the stupid cut is the best cut.)
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Larry Levy wrote:
Many of my food decisions are based on the "last bite" theory. It must be the best bite of food on my plate. So much of our eating habits come from our childhood. In addition to my obsession over the perfect last bite, I usually eat my food from the outside to the inside. So I eat the perimeter of the sandwich first, before I get to the middle (same with burgers) and I eat hot dogs from both ends. I'm not sure why, it's just something I developed as a child. My wife's favorite comfort food meal is tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and when she has it, the sandwiches must be cut lengthwise into thirds, because that's how her mom cut them. These are called "soldiers". Freud would have had a field day.


I'll bet you're not the only one employing "last bite" theory.
I have the same favorite comfort food as your wife does-- tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, but I only got "soldiers" for a soft boiled egg.
Eating food from the outside in, on the other hand, is completely bonkers. laugh

BTW-- I didn't create the bad/ stupid cutting graphic, but I copied it because it did amuse me a lot. People have strong feelings about the dumbest things, obviously.

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1. When you eat your food, do you...
Save the apparent (visually) "best" bit for last?
Save the apparent (taste/ texture anticipation) bits for last?
Save a bit of everything and have one last combination bite to finish up?
Eat whatever happens to go onto the fork; no saving the best?
Eat the apparent best part first, because you can't wait for it?
Something else altogether?
2. When you eat cake, do you...
Deliberately save the parts with the most icing/ frosting for last?
Start at the thin end and work to the thick end, and just happen to eat the icing parts last?
Start with the thick end but leave the top edge (and icing) for the end?
Something else altogether?
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mlcarter815 wrote:
Cutting sandwiches is pointless unless they are being eaten by small children.
I find it unwieldy to eat a foot long Subway sandwich without cutting it into two pieces.
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I'd go for the so-called 'bad' cut because the rounded end always tastes better!
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