Food Sins! How Many of These 30 Are You Guilty Of?

Ice in wine? Well-done steak? Truffle Oil? You ought to be ashamed!

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Just use your hands, it'll be okay!

Are you a food sinner? You might be, and you may not even realize it.

Food Sins! How Many of These 30 Are You Guilty Of? (Slideshow)

We’ll preface this list of food sins by saying that you may not agree with us, but we’re steadfast in our opinions. Our editorial team racked our brains, and we all came up with behaviors, habits, and culinary quirks that we think are worth seriously considering never doing again.

Hey, if you’re the type of person who’s guilty of more than a few of these, we forgive you. Some people get in the habit of doing something from childhood, and before they know it they’re full-grown adults committing a food faux pas that has their friends giggling behind their backs. And nobody wants to be doing something that they think is completely normal but that, in fact, is threatening to make them a social pariah.

Don’t feel that we’re judging you. We’re not. We’re just gently letting you know that you may want to rethink your way of doing things. Some of the transgressions listed here are minor offenses; some would be punishable with prison time if chefs ruled the world. In any case, we’re here to help. So read on to learn which 30 food sins you very well might be guilty of committing — and then stop, right now.

Putting Cheese on Fish

As any Italian will tell you, cheese and fish simply do not go together. We’re looking at you, Filet-O-Fish.

Putting Ice in Wine

Either take the time to properly chill a bottle of white wine or don’t drink it. Just have a little patience instead of watering it down. 

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