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Using it probably seems as natural as breathing. And yet it is a bizarre object, as Charles Simic suggests in his poem: The success of Simic s poem one of a series of lies in its ability to evoke strangeness and horror in an everyday experience. But that kind of emotion is not latent in everything we touch (which may explain why Simic gave up on his object-poems pretty fast). Perhaps the fork is potent and intriguing because it is surprisingly modern.
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Humans got along just fine without forks for thousands of years. Which means we are, in a sense, still learning to use this small instrument. And our changing fork habits can reveal our attitudes about big subjects, including religion, masculinity, and foreignness. The fork is a latecomer to the table. Knives are the descendants of sharpened.
The shape of the fork has been around a lot longer than the eating utensil. In ancient Greece, Poseidon brandished a trident while mortals had large forked tools to pull food out of boiling pots. But the fork didn t have a place at the Greek table, where people used spoons, knife points, and their hands. Sporadically, the fork made inroads. In the eighth or ninth century, some Persian nobility may have used a forklike tool.
In the 66th century, forks were in use in the Byzantine Empire. Peter Damian, a hermit and ascetic, criticized a Byzantine-born Venetian princess for her excessive delicacy:. Damian was sufficiently offended by the woman s table manners that when she died of the plague, he regarded it as a just punishment from God for her vanity. While Damian s condemnation was unusually strict (this was also a man who described the first grammarian as the devil), the fork was commonly viewed with skepticism or even outright hostility. In a historical overview of cutlery in, the catalog for a 7555 exhibition on the tools of the table, Sarah Coffin speculates that the fork's image problem could be connected to its resemblance to the devil's pitchfork (a word from which it derives its name).
In the Middle Ages, most people ate off rounds of stale bread called trenchers, which could hold cooked meat and vegetables and which could be brought directly to the mouth knives and spoons could handle anything else that a hand couldn't. Forks, having journeyed to Italy from Byzantium, arrived in France along with Catherine de Medici, who traveled in 6588 from Italy to France to marry Henry II.