Illustrator and animator Hanna Norberg-Williams made this short film about neurodivergent people called “Eating Soup With A Fork.”
We here at the Cutlery Review love cutlery and cutlery related things that support people and culture. And this fits this bill. It’s not just all about forks, knives and spoons. And it’s not just about food. It’s about people.
Hanna’s comment on the film: “Eating soup with a fork makes no sense as a concept – it’s using the completely wrong tool for an otherwise simple task.”
This film’s animation style and sound design is a delight. And a great insight into how some other people interact with and see the world. We are all different, we are all unique and we are all wonderful.
So much confusion here. Is the best choice for eating ramen chopsticks and a spoon? Or is it a fork? Or is it a spork? Or a Scoon?
Your first choice is this wonderful piece of cutlery that I would classify as a Foon from the Museum of Modern Art. The Ramen Fork/Spoon or Sugakiya spork is made from stainless steel and will handle all your Ramen eating needs. Made of dish-washer safe stainless steel it is 7 3/4″ long x 2″ wide x 1 1/2″ diameter.
Your second choice is the “Scoon” which is available at most Asian product Dollar stores. It’s plastic, it has holes in it to act as a strainer. It’s cheap. It’s flimsy. It’s cute. We can’t seem to find a reliable source online to order it, sorry.
From Wikipedia: “Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck, Austria 14 September 1917 – Milan, Italy 31 December 2007) was a 20th century Italian architect, noted for also designing furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home and office wares, as well as numerous buildings and interiors — often defined by bold colours.”
Why am I telling you this? Because the Alessi Nuovo Milano Cutlery pictured above was designed by Ettore Sottsass. This cutlery has history and class. So make sure you have your story and trivia about Ettore ready when you lay this flatware out on the table.
This 24 piece set is made of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. It has a simplified elegance that many other have since copied. Each place setting includes a fork, knife, tablespoon and teaspoon.
Two things: Firstly this is a reader idea, thanks Pam! And secondly, the spelling of mold versus mould:
Mould is the British spelling, American English has no mould, and British English has no mold. Australian and Canadian English favor the British spelling, though mold is fairly common in Canadian publications.
OK, all that covered, let’s talk about edible spoons. In this day and age of environmental awareness when it comes to plastic cutlery having edible cutlery just makes sense.
The Seetop Spoon Shape Molds are perfect for making your own edible spoons. Fun with flatware when making food! Made of FDA Standard Food Grade Silicone that is PBA free they are perfect for melting chocolate, baking cookies, cakes, muffins, brownies, cupcakes and our favorite is using mash potatoes to make ketchup dipping spoons! Safe for use in the dishwasher, oven, freezer, refrigerator and microwave.