Serving dish of lemon asparagus
There Were Victorian Era Utensils Created Purely For Serving Asparagus
Asparagus is a popular yet contentious vegetable today, but in Victorian England, this veggie was so popular that it required its own serving device at fancy dinners.
When asparagus became popular among the upper echelons of 18th-century society, asparagus servers were invented to gracefully serve multiple stalks of the vegetable.
Asparagus servers were similar to short, ornate tongs that could transfer many stalks of asparagus at a time, and these tools could be quite thin or wider and flatter.
These servers can still be found in antique stores, and if you happen to find a pair, make sure to use aluminum foil and baking soda to polish them up before using them.