Monday, August 8, 2011
WTF: What, the Fork?!
Salad Fork: The salad fork is usually a four pronged fork is used at during the salad course of a mean (most of the time this is the first course). It can double as a fish fork or even a luncheon fork. This fork is placed to the left of the plate, the outer most fork.
Dinner Fork: The dinner fork is a four pronged fork used during the main dinner course of the meal. It is the largest fork in the set and is placed to the left of the plate, but to the right of the salad fork.
Dessert Fork: The dessert fork is a four pronged fork (an usually looks like salad fork) and is used during the dessert course of a meal (my favorite!). This fork is normally served with the dessert course and used to eat dessert that cannot be eaten with a spoon. If it is placed at the table setting during the dinner meal, it would be placed at the top of the plate with the prongs facing to the right .
If you ever get confused (which you might on occasion) just remember that a table is set according to the use of the flatware, use the outer most fork first!