Just finished watching the Hannibal tv series, again. And boy oh boy can Hannibal ever cook, he smokes, he burns, he smolders. In particular it’s all about Mads Mikkelsen and his talent in the kitchen. His use of cutlery for killing is kinna crazy. But his use of flatware for fine dining is what caught my eye. Here’s a list of all the dishes he makes: https://hannibal.fandom.com/wiki/Hannibal%27s_Dishes_(TV)
In season three he makes a dish and specifically calls out the Christofle Silver Plate Flatware as shown here:
The Babish Culinary Universe really is expanding a great deal and all the power to him. His influence on making popular Jon Favreau’s carving fork from the movie “Chef” and the infamous Tiny Whisk is staggering. And let’s not forget that he is teaching people how to cook. And that’s a good thing.
He goes on to mention in the twitter thread: “I should point out that none of this even refers to the most dreaded recipes in there, AKA the Blue Spoon recipes, which have this name because the steps have helpful tips like “Add 2 blue spoons of sugar” because I don’t even have it in me to attempt this boss battle.”
The blue spoon is a great way of specifying exactly what cooking cutlery you need to use in the kitchen. I’m certain my Grandmother used the blue spoon regularly. Another classic piece of cooking equipment for her was the” golden syrup” can, as that was just right for cut dough for perogies. Or was that my Mother? I’m certain as soon as I post this I’ll be proven wrong.
If you are looking for your own blue spoon, here’s a nice one from Amazon:
This was sent to use by a longtime reader. They asked if it was killer cutlery or fatal flatware?
A spoon connected to a gun?
Is this an artistic statement that we are killing ourselves with what we eat?
Is that medicine in the spoon? Are we forcing by threat someone to take the medicine?
This piece is by Anita Larkin. Here’s her bio:
Anita Larkin is represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney. Using collected domestic objects, casting parts of the human body in bronze, and beeswax, making felted forms, and materially transforming salvaged broken objects, her sculptures question repair and brokenness, playfully disrupting the familiar.
So many questions. We took a look at the artists website and found no clues.