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‘A tool of the devil’: The dark history of the humble fork

25 Mar 2020

It took eight centuries from its first recorded sighting for the fork to become universal at tables in the West. Here’s why.

It might surprise you to learn that the utensil you eat with every day was once considered immoral, unhygienic, and a tool of the devil. In fact, the word “fork” is derived from the Latin furca, meaning “pitchfork.”


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