Food can be lifted either by spearing it on the tines or by holding it on top of the tines, which are often curved slightly.The use varied according to local customs, social class and the nature of food, but forks of the earlier periods were mostly used as cooking and serving utensils.
A fork, in cutlery or kitchenware, is a tool consisting of a handle with several narrow tines on one end.
The usually metal utensil is used to lift food to the mouth or to hold ingredients in place while they are being cut by a knife.
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But at dinner parties, at a restaurant or in formal occasions, you'll want to use these utensils in the classical manner.