Caterina De Medici introduced the fork to the French in the 1500s when she became queen of France.
There are all kinds of forks . . .
and forks in the road.
. . . but since this is a food blog, here’s what I’m talking about.
This is from an interesting article in Italo-Americano about forks .
Italian Inventions: The Utilitarian Table Fork
“In most western households, forks are a basic part of a table setting — unless you’re all eating is soup. The relationship Italians have with the fork is certainly crucial. How could we eat spaghetti without one? When I was a kid, my dad spent hours teaching me how to twirl my fork so that not a strand of spaghetti hung down as I lifted that incredible tool to my mouth. He also taught me you don’t use a fork and a spoon to eat pasta. Twirling spaghetti against a spoon is for children and at a certain point I had to grow up . . . “
Complete article here.
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