We were surprised to learn when flipping through the A-Z of Modern Manners that served hot or cold, asparagus is traditionally eaten by hand. We've always used a fork and knife and now we've learned we've been doing it all wrong our entire lives! We went to the market and picked some up, steamed it and dressed it in a hollandaise sauce and had it as an afternoon snack in an attempt to eat it with our hands. It didn't feel propper so we must admit, we gave in and grabbed a fork. How do you eat asparagus?