Where did chopsticks come from? What are the reasons behind the small, rounded sticks being favored above  other utensils in Chinese, Japanese and Korean food culture? A professor from New Jersey may have the answers.

Chopsticks are sold at a supermarket in Yichang, Central China’s Hubei province on Oct 24, 2013. Liu Junfeng / Asia News Photo Chopsticks have been around for thousands of years and represent one of the most quintessential symbols of Asian cultures. Yet when Qingjia Edward Wang looked for information on the utensils to share with his…