Americans ..... this is not a hateful question but ......?
Let me explain. I'm watching Rules Of Engagement and in a diner scene, three of the main characters were having a plateful of something for lunch ... no knives were being used nor any on the table.
In the background, none of the extras were using knives and when I visited Miami a few years ago, my friends and I went out for lunch and they were surprised when I used a knife AND a fork.
I know you are a sophisticated people but was wondering if it's a cultural thing.