Survey: When Do You Use Chopsticks?

It has always struck me as kind of funny that Westerners only use chopsticks when eating a stir fry or other Asian food. Chopsticks are an amazing eating tool and can be applied to many other cuisines as well. For example, eating a salad (green, fruit, or pasta) with chopsticks works wonderfully since chopsticks make it possible be more precise. Thick stews like Boeuf Bourguignon, chicken pot pie, and ceviche all can be safely navigated with chopsticks. What maybe doesn't work so well? Yogurt.

Related: Survey: Do You Say Catsup or Ketchup?

(Image: Dana Velden of work by the artist Imin Yeh)

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Dana Velden has just finished writing her first book: Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Meditations and Recipes from a Mindful Cook which is based on her Weekend Meditation posts from The Kitchn. (Rodale Press, Fall, 2015) She lives in Oakland, CA.