There are many countries in which washing silverware has no place in after-meal clean up. Take India, for example. For thousands of years, and currently to this day, traditionally prepared Indian food is meant to be eaten with your hand. Arun Venugopal asserts that eating with your hands makes everything taste better.
Why not give it a try? This video challenges assumptions about silverware and upholds the hand as “our God-given fork.”
My mom once explained to my teenage self that the secret was biochemical: The subtle oils of her fingers imparted some sort of alchemy to the little sphere — a pheromonal cocktail, I suppose — that would only fully blossom in the mouth of her offspring. Others would just call it maternal love."
Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands? via NPR’s The Salt