Dinner forks were considered to be a tool of the Devil & banned by the Catholic Church

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Here’s some interesting cutlery trivia for you. Dinner forks were considered to be a tool of the Devil & banned by the Catholic Church. And there might be a connection between the word fork and bad four letter word (or not).

A snippet from the article at Leite’s Culinaria by Chad Ward:

“God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks—his fingers. Therefore it is an insult to him to substitute artificial metal forks for them when eating.”

It’s a great article with detailed history about flatware that we haven’t seen before.

Check it out at Leite’s Culinaria

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