A lot of Roman food, soups and porridge, was eaten with spoons. These are made of bronze and bone, but some were made of wood.
Fancy rich people also used silver spoons, and forks like this bronze one (it's a myth that forks were not invented until much later, but Roman forks may have been mainly used for serving and cooking):
(from St. Germain en Laye, France)
For more about Roman dishes and silverware, check out these books from Amazon or from your library:
Ancient Roman Homes, by Brian Williams (2002). For kids.
A Roman Villa: Inside Story, by Jacqueline Morley (American edition 1992). For kids, with lots of pictures.
Ancient Rome (Eyewitness Books), by Simon James (2004). Also for kids, with lots of great photographs.
The Roman Banquet : Images of Conviviality, by Katherine Dunbabin (2004). By a specialist, for interested adults. What Roman dinner parties were like, and how they were different from Greek ones.
Around the Table of the Romans: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome, by Patrick Faas (2002).
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