Barbecue Fork – BBQ Season is here!

Barbecue Fork

It’s that time of year to get out in the backyard and start grilling. And in our experience most BBQ forks that come with grilling kits just don’t stand up. They tend to be thin metal that bends too easily and plastic handles that are just waiting to melt.

The company “Kitchen Vendor” makes this 13 inch BBQ fork. Made of stainless steel with a solid wood handle. It’s outdoor kitchen cutlery that can come in handy and keep your fingers from being burned. Keep out of the dishwasher though, it’s a little large and the wood handle might not hold up.

KITCHEN VENDOR 13″ BBQ Stainless Steel Fork from Amazon

Facts and History of Eating Utensils

OK, wow! We have to call out the amazing website EatingUtensils.net! We stumbled across this site that has the most comprehensive collection of cutlery history.

They have knife facts, spoon facts, fork facts, chopstick facts, toothpicks, drinking straws….you name it and they have it.

This incredible site is a one stop shop of all things flatware. If you came here looking for info for your school paper on cutlery, go there!

EatingUtensils.net

Alice in Wonderland Dessert Pastry Forks or Spoons

Alice in Wonderland Dessert Pastry Forks

These are the mostly lovely forks for a Tea Party. Or spoons!

This set of 4 Alice in Wonderland pastry forks or set of spoons feature the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit on porcelain handles.

They depict the Alice in Wonderland card game based on Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations.

‘We’re all mad here’ can be found on the handles in a beautiful script.
Made with high-quality, rust-proof stainless steel.

Fork cutlery set includes four 15.5 cm / 6” forks. Spoon set includes four 15.5 cm / 6” spoons.

Both are presented in their own luxury gift box, with further printed illustrations and a ‘Pull Me’ ribbon tag.

Alice in Wonderland Dessert/Pastry Forks from Amazon

Alice in Wonderland Teaspoons from Amazon

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