SecondTalon wrote:.. sure there is. On ribs at least.
Grasp the edges of the bone lightly using only the tips of your index, middle fingers and thumb with both hands, and when you go in to tear off a chunk, pull the corners of your mouth back as far as possible. Always start on one end.. doesn't matter if it's left or right.. I personally prefer starting on the left myself..
Anyway, the mess is minimal. I'm not going to say noexistant, but minimal.
How do you actually separate the ribs though?