Stabbing at a salad with a fork can be an exercise in futility. Delicate leafy greens resist the fork's prongs, while croutons and nuts tend to skitter about the bowl, just out of reach. And don't even think of using a fork to awkwardly scoop up each mouthful; that bite's bound to fall on to your lap. Thankfully, there's a better way: bust out a pair of chopsticks.
Essentially an extension of your fingertips' pincher grip, chopsticks allow for picking up perfect bite after perfect bite without bruising delicate leaves. Sure, you need to have the proper technique down pat — practice makes perfect if you're not quite there — but once you try this simple hack, you may never go back.