Why do we eat using a knife and fork?
8 November 2019, 14:49 | Updated: 8 November 2019, 15:18
Why do we hold the knife in our right hand and fork in our left?
Mystery Hour Question
Why do we use a knife and fork? Melissa, Edinburgh
Name: Glen Basildon
Qualification: History enthusiast
Answer: The fork didn’t arrive in the UK until the 1600s, people would typically cut with their right hand, then hold their food with their left hand and use a single prong tool known as a poker to hold their food steady.