April282012

"God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks - his fingers. Therefore it is an insult to Him to substitute artificial metallic forks for them when eating."

I’m reading a history of forks and it’s surprisingly fascinating. Romans used them but mostly just to serve food, not to eat it. They became popular with the upper classes in medieval Italy, but the rest of Europe still saw forks as an “unmanly Italian affectation”. 

God I hate myself for being this boring sometimes. Forks.

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