SPAIN / HISPANIA (Roman Spain) - The Romans mostly ate with their fingers. When they were served dished that required utensils, they used spoons and knives. Although forks were common utensils in the villa, they were usually reserved for cooking use only.
How to Cook Like a Roman. Much of Western cooking, and especially Mediterranean cooking, descends from Roman cooking. To cook like a Roman today you need to use only ingredients that were available to the Romans, adapt your cooking.