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Richard Hammond Discusses His Favorite Food To Eat In the Car

For me, one handed is preferrable; knife and fork meals are a no no.

3y ago

This question from the September 22nd Q&A hits a personal pet peeve of mine. Eating in the car while driving bugs the hell out of me. To me, it's not any worse than texting while driving (though to be fair, I have no scientific proof of that). All I know is that way too many times I pass a car driving like an idiot and it turns out the driver is negotiating a big burger or something.

That's not counting the people that actually eat a knife and fork meal while driving. I had a friend that once while on a road trip, pulled out a tray of food that he then proceeded to place on the center console and eat with a knife and fork. He drove with his knees. When I asked if he wanted to switch places, he looked at me like I was crazy.

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A viewer asked Richard what his favorite food to eat in the car was, and without hesitating, he replied "Soup." After James made fun of him, Richard reiterated that it was soup.

"A nice bowl of oxtail soup is my favorite thing to eat in the car."

I can actually see that being doable. Fill a thermos with some hot piping soup and debone the meat, and you have yourself a nice, sippable, one handed meal that you can leisurely eat/drink while driving. That I'm ok with; as a general rule, I don't really mind things like burritos that only really require one hand to eat because at least you can have your other hand on the wheel.

But that friend of mine that drove with his knees? He's got some serious explaining to do if he ever got into a serious accident while eating a knife and fork meal. So what about you guys? Any particular favorite meals you like to eat in the car?




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Comments (19)

  • Eating in the car is strictly forbidden.

      3 years ago
  • The only thing I eat in the car are crumb free snack bars or a can of nuts. In other words, nothing that can result in making a mess or requiring more then one hand and any form of concentration to consume.

      3 years ago
    • I hear ya. Nuts are a popular thing for me, if I'm eating anything at all.

        3 years ago
  • Corn nuts for me. They fill you up, and don't create a mess - depending on what flavor you pick.

      3 years ago
    • Pull the bag open at an angle and you can just pour them right into your mouth. You don't even get messy fingers.

        3 years ago
  • 'Murica appologizifies for the proliferation of fast food to other nations. We'd say that we were sorry, but we're 'Muricans.

      3 years ago
  • Personally it depends on the car for me. My daily has central cup holders which are ideal for holding Mc Donald's fries along with a trusty milkshake. There is a small glovebox on top of the dash/centre console that is perfect for putting burgers in and a little slot in the door which is the perfect size for McD's sauce pots. However I've recently had an old Audi which was impossible to eat in. Anything more complex than a Twix and you were in trouble. It had one cupholder and it could barely hold a cup let alone food.

      3 years ago