Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoons

mother of pearl spoonMother’s Day is coming up and this cutlery caviar spoon came to mind. According to Wikipedia:

“There is a custom that caviar should not be served with a metal spoon, because metal may impart an undesirable flavour. Some food experts point out that caviar is stored and sold in metal tins, and therefore any effect of metal on caviar flavour is a misconception; however, others point out that silver is reactive, and may affect caviar flavour.”

Those metal tins these days are lined with a protective layer so I’m still a believer that a metal spoon can ruin the caviar experience. Even if it’s just the mouth feel of metal that is a factor.

But either way, call your Mom. And go out and get some champagne and caviar and treat her. She raised you and put up with you, she deserves a treat.

Marycrafts Set of 6 White Mother of Pearl MOP Caviar Spoons W Round Handle

“Giro” – Twisted Cutlery from Italy

giro cutlery“Giro” is from the Italian word for “turn” and is the driving thought behind this concept cutlery from UNStudio.

This flatware with a twist in the design affects how the cutlery is turned in your hand when finding the best position for use.

From their site:

“In the Giro cutlery set a twist originates from the point where the handle transforms into blade and graduates along the length of the utensils. A three finger concept for the holding and balance of the cutlery has been adopted in the design. The weight of the cutlery transfers from the lifting position to the position when in use, thereby supporting and balancing the utensils in both situations.”

The Giro cutlery family will consist of the following items: Tablespoon, Fork, Knife, Dessert fork, Dessert knife, Pastry fork, Coffee spoon,Teaspoon, Serving Spoon, Serving fork, Salad set, and Cake server.

Sadly still a concept and not for sale.

Check out more photos and details at UNStudio

Color Changing Spoons

color changing spoonColorful cutlery that changes right before you! The magic spoon your party needs.

These 2 packages of plastic (BPA free) spoons will change color with the temperature of the food you use them with. Be warned they are lightweight plastic, so not really made for hard ice cream. But cold soft ice cream, yogurt or puddings and you will have some fun.

There are 12 spoons per package and they are reusable and dishwasher safe but the top rack only. The hot water in a dishwasher might mess with them a bit.

The disclaimer: Color change will vary depending on temperature, lighting, and perception of color. Color change is due to temperature change. The warmer it is… the lighter the color. The colder it is… the bolder the color.

Color Changing Spoons (2 Packages)

Does this Spoon make your food taste better?

best-spoonThis spoon is the Goûte, it is the result of studies “in search of the perfect spoon”. It is to replicate action of dipping it and licking your fingers.

The Goûte, is an interesting piece of flatware made in both glass and wood. It was created by Andreas Fabian, a professor at Bucks New University who has a PhD in Spoons and Spoonness (honestly, that is what it says). He is working with chef Charles Michel.

From their site :

Modelled after the finger, Goûte is a teardrop-shaped glass wand designed to eat creamy foods like peanut butter, Nutella, yogurt, or chocolate mousse.

This hand-crafted utensil enhances creaminess and sweetness perception, heightens the value of food and makes for a more mindful eating experience.

Cunning cutlery design or silly stick? You decide.

Check it out at Michel/Fabian