How to Eat Muffins:
Ali Rahimi (ali AT mit.edu) (last modified Jan 5, 2000)
Too often people ask me, "Ali, why do they call you Studmuffin?"
and I invariably am forced to point out that my name is the Muffin
stud, not the Studmuffin.
Now, obligated to defend my name to once and for all secure my studliness,
I am going to share my muffin handling technique.
2.0 The Problem
Everyone likes to eat the head of the muffin first. But then taking
the wrapper off makes the base crumble, and you end up with a totalled
After a great deal of thinking about the problem, I have come up
with a simple 4 step technique for eating muffins. Figure I illustrates
Figure I:1. The anatomy of a typical muffin (I use
blueberry muffins here as an example only. The technique demonstrated
is applicable to a large variety of muffins) 2. Turn the muffin over
3. Begin removing the wrapper. 4. Once the wrapper is removed, dispose of
it. Finally, eat the muffin (not shown).