Q: Should asparagus be eaten with fingers or a knife and fork?
A: It depends on how the asparagus has been cooked and whether it is served with a sauce. If the stalks are firm and the sauce covers only the tips, it’s okay to use fingers. If the asparagus is limp or covered with sauce, use a knife and fork, and cut the stalk into bite-size pieces. If you’re in doubt about what to do, or you’re attending a formal dinner, opt for knife and fork.