Originally Posted by beam-eye
Europeans eating a hamburger with a knife and fork (but not yet with chopsticks) - open the hamburger, lay the top bun and condiments (pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.) aside, then work each piece over with the old knife and fork like it was real food.
...wasn't the Earl of Sandwich at least peripherally European?
... unsolicited culinary advice "Don't talk with food in your mouth! Chew with your mouth closed!"
We Europeans often eat hamburgers with knives and forks. Saves having to wash your hands.
Sandwiches probably came from the necessity of filling up the diners at a price they were willing to pay. I believe originally the concept became popular in Holland. Of course the Earl of Sandwich was English. LOL.
Your culinary advice is sound and give it freely to people in restaurants. The rest of us really appreciate it.