Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Regarding fork etiquette, there is no proper hand to use. One style is American, the other European. Anyone who tells you only one is appropriate is lying to you.
Correct. There is no proper method between European/Continental and American style, the European method is more suited for spearing your foods and eating in one motion, while the American style is more ritualized and the food is lifted (tines up).
I stab my at my food most of the time, but when eating certain foods (e.g. peas, mash, fish etc...) the American style is better.