The Fork was once considered immoral, unhygienic and a tool of the Devil.

Forks Illustration by Alice Pattullo

That got your attention didn’t it? Evil cutlery?

Our friends at SmithsonianMag.com have published an amazing article that provides some amazing facts about regular household objects. Including a great bit on forks. And I quote:

In fact, the word “fork” is derived from the Latin furca, which means pitchfork. The first dining forks were used by the ruling class in the Middle East and the Byzantine Empire. In 1004, Maria Argyropoulina, niece of the Byzantine emperors Basil II and Constantine VIII, was married to the son of the Doge of Venice. She brought with her a little case of two-pronged golden forks, which she used at her wedding feast. The Venetians were shocked, and when Maria died three years later of the plague, Saint Peter Damian proclaimed it was God’s punishment. And with that, Saint Peter Damian closed the book on the fork in Europe for the next four hundred years.

Head over and check out the article at SmithsonianMag.com

Looking for a good Fork?

Good Grips Nylon Fork from OXO

That got your attention didn’t it. Yes, this is the good fork you are looking for. We all love Jon Favreau’s carving fork from Chef but it’s metal and doesn’t play nice with teflon and other non-stick pans.

The Good Grips Nylon Fork from OXO is just the thing. This is the cutlery we were looking for. The nylon fork is safe for non-stick cookware and heat resistant to 400°F. And of course it’s dishwasher safe. But wait, there’s more, it’s 13 inches long!

Want to be able to poke, prod, turn and flip your various meat products without scratching your precious non-stick pan? This is the fork for you. It’s a good fork.

OXO Good Grips Nylon Fork from Amazon

Who Invented Spoons, Forks, and Knives?

From the amazing YouTube channel “Today I Found Out” is a great video about who invented cutlery. He digs into where various flatware like the spoon, fork and knife came from.

It is very interesting to say the least! Check out the video above.

Salvador Dali – Ménagère – An Almost Sorta Look a Like

Salvador Dali – Ménagère - An Almost Sorta Look a Like

One of our top ten posts is about the cutlery set designed by Salvador Dali called the Ménagère.

We haven’t found them for sale anywhere but we have found an almost sorta kinda look a like set available.

There are 5 spoons in different pattern and 1 fork in a set and they are made of zinc alloy material. I would not put these in the dishwasher.

Are they the same set? No. Are they close? Yup. I believe they have that same sort of look and feel. It’s your call. The name of this set is rather long and complicated so just check out the link below.

Ménagère – An Almost Sorta Look a Like from Amazon