The greatest social food of all time is Chinese food. The whole purpose of this particular cuisine is to share. You get lots of different things, put them in the middle of the table, and you all share. But I find, even with people you like, I can't stop taking inventory.
I'm smiling, but I'm thinking, "How many shrimps has he had so far? This fat bastard's got fourteen shrimps on his plate--two on his fork, three in his mouth, that he didn't even chew yet; that's like nineteen shrimps. I've got three hundred snow peas and a dead noodle. . . . I can't even get a fork in there. The man is like a windmill."