Why Is Cutlery Smaller For Eating Fish?

4 April 2019, 10:12 | Updated: 4 April 2019, 11:54

Why does cutlery get smaller when you get to the fish course?
Why does cutlery get smaller when you get to the fish course? Picture: PA

Why do we use smaller cutlery to eat fish?

Question:

Name: Dan, Golders Green

Answer: How come cutlery is smaller when you get to the fish course?

Answer:

**Definitive**

Name: Luke, Edinburgh

Qualifications: Worked in the hospitality industry

Answer: In the 1600s, it used to be an official way for serving staff to make sure they didn’t get cutlery mixed up for different courses. It’s also why you have a pointed edge for a fish knife, so people could identify what they needed to eat with.

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