The Table Fork Was A Taboo: Here Is How It Became Normalized

God was offended by the design

Steel French forks dating from the late 1500s to the early 1600s, with mother-of-pearl and beads. — image from

In a Poem, Charles Simic described a fork as a bizarrely shaped tool from hell. His views were shared by men and women of the 11th century. After all, the fork resembled the devil’s pitchfork.

It’s a Byzantine princess who brought her forks to Italy. Everyone screamed abomination. When…



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