(January 21, 1338 - September 16, 1380)
King of France (1364-1380)
Charles V commissioned his chef Taillevent to write a cookery book. The English translation of it’s title is: "Hereafter follows the Viandier describing the preparation of all manner of foods, as cooked by Taillevent, the cook of our noble king, and also the dressing and preparation of boiled meat, roasts, sea and freshwater fish, sauces, spices, and other suitable and necessary things as described hereafter."
Charles V died as a result of eating a member of the amanita family of deadly mushrooms.
Forks were mentioned in a 1379 inventory of the French king, Charles V.