The Table Fork

The common table fork is something that is such a convienence that we sometimes wonder where it came from and how’d we ever get along without it.

Nothing resembling such an implement has ever been found by explores of the ancient world ruins. They were probably first used by the Italians around the end of the fifteenith century. The first table fork may have only had two prongs (similar to what we use for hotdogs over a camp fire) and were made of iron.

The oldest known carving fork is still preserved in the Castle Pan, It formerly belonged to Henry IV of France.

Coryates, the Book of Crudities published in 1611, mentions the use of forks.

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