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What is Fork in Tagalog? History, Types, and How Filipinos Use Forks

What is Fork in Tagalog? History, Types, and How Filipinos Use Forks

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The fork in Tagalog is called “tinidor,” which came from the Spanish word “tenedor.” Like in many other countries, many Filipinos also use a fork along with a spoon while eating. But for some families in the provinces, using only a spoon is enough. A lot of them still prefer the Kamayan style, a traditional way of eating using only bare hands. Forks have been around since the ancient civilization in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, but not as eating utensils. They had long handles and two long teeth (tines), and people used knives and their hands for eating. These two-tined forks were instead used as cooking tools for lifting meats from the fire. The table fork that we know today used to be a scandalous item.. In 1004, Maria Argyropoulina, the Greek niece of Byzantine Emperor Basil II, c...