The food grazing table that's grossing people out
Grazing tables are a food lovers' paradise. A massive board filled with beautifully arranged morsels for guests to pick and nibble? What's not to love?
Typically filled with cured meats, expensive cheeses, fruit, bread and delicious dips, they can form the spectacular centrepiece of any posh soiree.
But then one US woman decided to change things up - to the horror of social media viewers.
"Y'all have heard of nacho table, I raise you pasta table," the woman said in the terrifying TikTok video.
With more than 1.4 million views, the video shows her covering a table in foil before piling it with pasta and slices of garlic bread.
"Im gunna vom (sic)," one person wrote.
"As an Italian, I'm going to have to pass," said another.
"I feel like this was something that was better as an idea," a third commented, while other disgusted viewers said they'd pass on the "anxiety inducing" spread.
While grazing tables have been a popular party trend in Australia, the coronavirus pandemic has been their death knell as socially distanced eating becomes the norm.
Indeed, with no cutlery visible in the video, many wondered how the food was going to be eaten with one viewer saying the table "gives her anxiety" because of the risk of spreading germs.
"So we're just going to forget about plates now?" one person asked.
"And that's called virus table spread," wrote another, while a third said, "COVID has entered the chat."
"Am I the only one that thinks about the hair and germs … nope," another commented.
Before spreading it over the foil, the pasta was in several pots on the table with many asking why the woman wouldn't serve her family from the pans.
"My grandmother would be rolling in her grave if I ever did this!" one person wrote.
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As always though, some people were converts to the "pasta table". One wrote, it's "my kind of table".
"Y'all so judgmental - it's just something different that they enjoy doing as a family," wrote a viewer in the woman's defence.
"People need to do this when they're having a lazy day and don't wanna do dishes," another suggested.
Last month, a US man also caused a stir online after he shared his tutorial on how to make fairy bread.
Offending Aussies and Kiwis everywhere, Beau Coffron, known as the @lunchboxdad on TikTok, went rogue with the favourite treat served at kids' parties across Australia and New Zealand.
In a litany of errors, instead of butter, he used peanut butter and instead of hundreds and thousands, he used shaped sprinkles. He also gave the "fairy bread" a lid and did not cut it into triangles.
"These originally became popular around New Zealand and Australia," he began the video.
"They use butter, I like peanut butter, so spread that peanut butter on."
The popular TikTok user included the caption, "Don't get mad at me Aussies" - but, of course, that's exactly what happened over the abomination.
"This is offensive to all Australians," one of the more than 134,000 viewers of the clip wrote.
"Bro what, is this a joke?" another person asked.
"If your (sic) not Australian you do not have permission to make fairy bread especially if your (sic) gonna stuff it up like this," a third added, while a fourth person summed it up: "Why is America like this?"
After getting his two sons to taste his version and the proper version, he later admitted defeat. The boys both preferred the Aussie fairy bread.
"Looks like I was wrong and you guys were right," he said in a separate video.
Originally published as Grazing table that's grossing people out