The knock out spuds thread got me thinking about the act of eating in public and how it differs from how and what you would eat in private. This might be an issue of interest only to women since we're the ones who notoriously order salads on first dates and wouldn't get caught eating certain foods in public because we're too embarrassed, self conscious or whatever. For example, in public I single dip daintily. At home I double dip in front of my husband. In private I overdip and scoop with my fingers lol. In public I'd never eat tacos, way too messy. In public I eat my mashed potatoes as they come, usually with a spoonful of gravy draped on it. In private I swirl those spuds up and add an extra pat of butter... or two.