Utensils and Cutlery
Posted 17 September 2003 - 08:24 AM
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:43 AM
For a long time people did not use a fork at all. In fact, it was at the last banquest in Corsoli that a fork was used for the first time in Romagna. And then by mistake. Forks were just used to fish the meat out of a bowl and put in on a trencher. It was only because that dwarf, Giovanni was showing off, telling everyone to hold the meat down with the fork and then cut it with the knife, that the fork is used the way it is now.
But many things have come about by accident. It was only because Miranda did not wish to show that she had made a mistake that she told Tommaso to serve some prosciutto with melon. Now people eat it like that all the time.