You use them every day. They're some of the most simple, but useful, devices in existence. They're used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons?
This spork isn't really a spork: it's a spoon that turns into a knife and fork. It's cleverly designed to see the user through soup then a regular main course—we just can't really work out what it should be called.
You're in a Japanese restaurant. Or a Chinese restaurant. Or a Korean restaurant. Or to avoid being racist, any restaurant that uses chopsticks as its main conduit for food. It smells so good! But you're sweating, your hands are shaking, you're starving because you can only get one rice morsel at a time with those…
If you went back in time with all the knowledge you have now but none of the habits, what utensil would you invent to eat with? Is the fork, a tiny and instinctive spear, the ideal utensil? Or is the chopstick, a dexterous extension of your fingers, the winner? Which makes the most sense?
Next time you go out to a restaurant, request a big fork. According to researchers, it's an effective way to control how much you eat—without leaving you hungry at the end of the meal.
A silverware spoiler: People used to hate the fork. When first introduced in Italy, and then in France and England, it did not go over well.
Sometimes I'm eating something so delicious that my slow fingers and small utensils can't keep up with me. I need more powuh. These Bear Paw Meat Handler Forks will let me maul meat like a bear would. So perfect.
For 28 years, I've been dutifully grinding my fork through steaks and other delicacies, both too stubborn and lazy to pick up the knife. Now, I learn of an existing invention. It's been around for years. It's called a knork.
Twirling your pasta around a fork is an artform. Some people twirl it on the side of the bowl, other use spoons and people who are lazy and unimaginative cut their pasta up. And now, from Japan, a new option.
Whether you call it a "spork" or a "foon," we must all ask ourselves where we would be without the genius that brought fork and spoon together as one.
Finally, a Star Trek-themed utensil that will allow me to eat both ice cream and pasta at the same time. Thank you ThinkGeek for bringing this wonderful product into the world.
I hate the way most white people eat Asian food: Drowning white rice in soy sauce, shoveling cream cheese-stuffed "sushi" into their mouths, pretty much the entire sorry spectacle. The Chopsticks Aid is for them.
The Flameboy, a $14 7-in-1 BBQ utensil contains a spatula, fork, bottle opener, corkscrew, tongs, serrated cutting edge and disposable lighter slot. Sounds to me like a product liability lawsuit waiting to happen. [NerdApproved]
BBG has done an impressive thing: It came up with a list of 10 perfect gadgets, unchanged by time or tech. No need to build the better mousetrap, because the tried and true mousetrap made the list. So did the wristwatch, the toilet and scissors. I don't agree with the inclusion of the toaster (I prefer a toaster…
It's been a long summer day tending the garden and you need to sit down, but there is no chair in sight. If only you were using the S(tool), then you wouldn't have to worry about finding one. Designed by Langton Stead, the S(tool) is a bent wood handle with two garden forks on either side. All you have to do is shove…
My father-in-law, super great guy, eats his popcorn with a spoon. While some find it crazy, I know it's just a technique he employs to slowly, subtly drive my mother-in-law crazy. Regardless, he may be interested in the $13.95 (12 pack) of popcorn forks. Technically these forks more closely resemble chopsticks or…
The germaphobe in us always freaks out a little bit when we see silverware lying on a bare table, either at someone else's house or a restaurant. (Our own table is a chemical-cleaner-scorched wasteland.) So we hope that eventually all silverware will be like Jens-Martin Skibsted's designs for Side-On Cutlery, which…