repeating a bite of any one food

nile84

Senior Member
Persian
Hi

Virgil ate slowly, never repeating a bite of any one food, but working his fork around his plate in a circle as he enjoyed the theater that was his family.

[Uncommon Type - Tom Hanks]

Would you please tell me what this part mean?
Thank you.
 
  • Jimbob_Disco

    Senior Member
    British English
    Hi

    Virgil ate slowly, never repeating a bite of any one food, but working his fork around his plate in a circle as he enjoyed the theater that was his family.

    [Uncommon Type - Tom Hanks]

    Would you please tell me what this part mean?
    Thank you.
    He’s never having the same food twice consecutively:
    Imagine having a plate with sausages, mashed potatoes, carrots and peas on it. He’d have some sausage, then some potato, then some carrots, then some peas - never some sausage, then some more sausage, then some potato, etc.
     

    nile84

    Senior Member
    Persian
    He’s never having the same food twice consecutively:
    Imagine having a plate with sausages, mashed potatoes, carrots and peas on it. He’d have some sausage, then some potato, then some carrots, then some peas - never some sausage, then some more sausage, then some potato, etc.
    Thanks for your nice explanation.
     
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