Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The French Fry debate continues...

There has been some debate as to whether or not you have to use a fork depending upon which type of french fry is being eaten.  Do we use a fork for steak fries only, or for McDonald's type fries too?  

The type of fry has no bearing on whether or not a fork needs to be used.  We have found it depends more on where you are eating.  If you are at the Burger King on base, then you will blend right in with all the other Americans eating their fries with their fingers.  If you are at a German eatery, use a fork (even at the German lunch stand on base)!  The only place outside of base where we have seen fingers being used is at the McDonald's in Trier.  They even have french fry stands, and they will offer you a small fork for you to eat them!   

See example below of the little french fry forks.  I will have to find out where I can buy these!!

And for my Mom, please notice the Coke that I am drinking, not beer or wine!


  1. Hey Kim and Phillip!! Sounds and looks like you are having a great time!! Hope you are checking out the sites to know which are the best to show off when you have company! As soon as we win the lottery we are coming over!!! :)

    Make sure you bring some of the little forks home for the kids!

    Thanks for sharing your journey. Looking forward to hearing more about the trip!

    Angie and Jamey and crew

  2. wouldn't a regular coke have as many cals as a small glass of alcohol? if so, i think i'd go for the wine! :)

  3. How do you eat that sandwich with a little fork?
    If you can eat the sandwich with hands why not fries. As Spok would say that is not logical