[Sca-cooks] Prohibition of the fork

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 17:26:49 PDT 2007

 Luis Alonso Luengo in his article: La gastronomía y el Paso Honroso de 
Suero de Quiñones states that it was thought that the Bible prohibited 
the conveyance of dead organic substance and live organic substance to 
the mouth, by means of metal, such as a fork. In other words Christians 
were was prohibited to meat, fowl and fish with fork but not fruit. As 
Mohammad did not forbid it. Enrique Villena in Arte cisoria instructs 
that the fruit fork was acceptable as it is not a dead organic 
substance. Does know where there this is found in the Bible. I think 
what is missing here is that metal was not allowed in the mouth but it 
doesn't make sense because knifes were used to pick up food and carry to 
the mouth.  For soups we have wooden spoons but metal spoons seem to 
have come in early. As wooden spoons were ok why didn't they have wooden 
forks? I think I am a bit tangled up here.

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