Marco Polo, saw in China the eating of “noodles” with “chopsticks” as eating utensils. The “table fork” was little used prior to the application of sauce to spaghetti (as shown in the photograph). “Noodles” were the reason the Japanese started using “chopsticks” as eating utensils (Japanese saw “chopsticks” in China, and stop eating with fingers). George W. Carver, “How to Grow the Tomato; and 115 Ways to Prepare it for the Table”, 1918 was a cookbook written for the gardener that cooks. As a historical note, it is tomato-based sauce for spaghetti noodles that made popular the use of the “table fork” by Italy in Europe.