Matt Pearce, a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, has been publicly humiliated after neglecting the banana that came with his Somali food, which is a cardinal sin while consuming the cuisine. Pearce, who admits that he is "a food idiot," sat down for a meal at Maashaa'alla Restaurant, an authentic Somali restaurant in Cedar-Riverside, Minnesota.

Pearce was confused when the server brought out a banana alongside his enormous entree, and he called it an appetizer in a tweet.