‘Consider the Fork’ Chronicles Evolution of Eating

Did you know that the human overbite may have evolved after people began using forks and knives? In Consider the Fork, author Bee Wilson traces how kitchen tools—from knives to pots to gas stoves—have changed over time, and how they have influenced what, and how, we eat.

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Bee Wilson

Bee Wilson is a food writer, historian, and author of Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat (Basic Books, 2012). She’s based in Cambridge, England.

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About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.