Oh! jonaj, did you know the Austn war correspondent, CEW Bean, used to chew each mouthful of food 36 times, before swallowing it? According to fellow Army Officers' in the Mess, he was a right P i A about it, & caused much delay to Mess staff! Lol!
No, I thought one usually eats a little meat then veggies and potato.
That way you are balancing the flavour as you consume your meal..
So eat all together and "eat your veggies" (for the kiddies who end up as adults and don't eat vegetables (also fruit)- they are good for you!