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Imagine trying to eat spaghetti with your bare hands The mess that would ensue from this endeavor would take hours to clean up Fortunately eating with your fingers is a thing of the past Many years ago humans discovered that using tools to help them eat makes life easier and simpler After cutlery was invented it advanced throughout history until it reached the stage its in today Eating utensils including forks spoons and knives were invented up to thousands of years ago by people to improve our livesForks were invented later than other types of silverware Because forks were not created from need Moore 25 humanity did not create them until they became a social tool but they did have some uses Early forks were used for shaking the sauces off food before eating it California Academy of Sciences The earliest forks were traced back to the ancient Greeks who created forks to serve food However during the 7th through the 11th centuries forks were more commonly found in the middle east They were used by the Byzantines who later exported forks to Italy California Academy of Sciences Italy however would not fully use forks until the 16th century as it was a large change for the Italian people Gupta 54 Forks were introduced to France next when the royal families of Italy and France mixed France like Italy was slow to accept the forks as well Britain was first introduced to forks when a trader brought one back to his country Gupta 54 The British didnt accept the forks either they deemed these tools unnecessary During the 17th century however forks became more socially acceptable Moore 25 The wealthy began using forks during parties When the lower classes realized this they wanted forks too Forks went from being viewed as unnecessary to an object that portrays social status soon people of all classes wanted forks Forks changed as they moved through history The
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