Ingredients and how we eat them are often inspiring. Asparagus, long and slender, brittle and toothsome screams to be eaten with your fingers. Often times fingers and setting do not mingle well. Thankfully we were not alone in wanting to pick up and nibble vibrant and crisp asparagus. Asparagus tongs exist so that the child in us can visit with the adult world of dining. Eating asparagus with these beauties is something special. Now we are forced with the task of designing an asparagus dish which does our vegetable pincers justice.