Asparagus and Geometry

Does the size and shape of a food influence the way it tastes?  Most emphatically yes.Think of the taste of a shredded carrot salad versus munching on a whole carrot...or enjoying a piece of thinly sliced steak versus chowing down on a big hunk cut from a 1 1/2 inch thick slab.  Different textures, different taste experience.  This is the case with my favorite recipe this week, Raw Asparagus, Red