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:
Sometimes we push the limits of the definition of “cutlery” here at The Cutlery Review. We don’t post about knives much because they are a world unto themselves. It’s like the world of wine but we don’t like red, you get it? So cutlery sometimes includes kitchen gadgets, sometimes it’s things that hold cutlery. It’s our blog and we blog about what we want and most of the time it’s cutlery, flatware, utensils, tableware, silverware or whatever it’s called at home. Whether it’s a fork, spoon, knife, spork or knork we’ll cover it.
But we acknowledge that this time we are pushing it a little. I mean, it is a fork. Just look at the picture above. It’s a nice shiny chrome fork. But how it’s used is rather medieval, actually it’s actually medieval. How it is used puts the “evil” in medieval. You looked ahead to the next picture didn’t you? Cheater.
So ya, that’s how it’s to be used.
Here’s the definition:
“A medieval torture device which consisted of a two-sided fork which would be strapped to the victims neck so that any movement of the jaw caused extreme pain.”
Nice huh? Not something we would want to wear. Oh, you do? OK, we don’t judge. What ever you do with your cutlery at home is your business.
Here’s a link to buy a nice fancy one (ADULTS ONLY):