A quote from the article: “It might surprise you to know that the tool you use to eat with every day was once considered immoral, unhygienic and reminiscent of the devil!”
I love that.
Other things I saw and learned from this article:
- The introduction of the fork in 1004 in Venice was scandalous!
- There’s a such thing as a strawberry fork, and it’s real cute.
- Don’t feel you have to know a ton about silver to start collecting. Just start looking at flea markets for heavy utensils — this indicates it’s real.
- Fork etiquette: “If it’s on a plate, use a fork. In a bowl, a spoon.”
You know you want to read about the history of forks.
It's good etiquette to share what you like!