A woman from the United Kingdom has split apart the internet after she’s been advocating for buttering bread rolls with a spoon — and not a knife.
Teresa Basquine, 47, started a TikTok channel late last year to document all the home meals she makes, as SNWS reported of her activities.
Within a matter of weeks, her subscribers quickly piled up.
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Basquine is a full-time nanny from Cambridge, SWNS noted.
“Nobody ever taught me and I don’t really know anyone else who does it, but I’ve always used a spoon.”
She also said, “It just stops the bread or crackers [from] breaking compared to using a knife!”
A woman in the U.K. has gone viral for using a spoon — not a knife — in her meal-prep videos as she butters bread at home. One person commented, “Why do you use a spoon to spread things and not a knife the normal way?” (iStock)
She said she’s always done this, as it’s “easier” than using a knife.
Still, some “gobsmacked” people questioned her unusual choice of utensil.
“Butter on the spoon! Wow, game changer!”
Wrote one person to a woman in the U.K. who butters her bread with a spoon, and not a knife, “Never in my life have I seen someone spread butter with a spoon. It puts my butter knife to shame.” (Hannah Ray Lambert/Fox News Digital)
Another said, “Never in my life have I seen someone spread butter with a spoon. It puts my butter knife to shame.”
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A New York-based father of four who cooks most of his family’s meals told Fox News Digital, “It really doesn’t matter what you spread the butter with when you’re preparing great meals for your loved ones. As long as the spoon spreads the butter, I don’t see the big deal here.”
He acknowledged, however, that it’s a different matter when dining out at a restaurant.
He added, “I just think it’s nuts that people are worked up over something like this.”
Most etiquette experts say the “only correct way” to butter and eat bread is by using a knife. (iStock)
Most etiquette experts say the “only correct way” to butter and eat bread is by using a knife.
She also wrote, “Many people make the mistake of buttering the whole slice of bread and then biting into the slice. This sets the stage for butter ending up on your fingers and around your mouth.”