Harford offers two strategies depending on how the food is presented:
From time to time I find myself eating a meal with an unlimited supply of food: sometimes an all-you-can-eat buffet, sometimes a more sophisticated meal laid on by a friend or someone trying to impress: weddings, banquets, that kind of thing. I like food but there are limits to how much I can eat. So how should I pace myself for optimal enjoyment of the meal?
Mr M. Newman, Shrewsbury
- try a little of everything to decide what you like before going back for the main eating fest
- consider the incentives of the food supplier if the dishes are brought out sequentially to save room for the best food
Any thoughts on the best buffet strategy?