Here is a great video from “World of Food” which gets into the details about the origins and evolution of cutlery throughout history. Where did the knife, fork and spoon come from? What was flatware made of? From stone to steel is answered. Watch the video above to find out more.
Swan spoons are a type of spoon that were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are characterized by the shape of their handle, which is in the form of a swan’s head and neck. The spoon bowl itself is usually made of silver or another precious metal, and the handle is often elaborately decorated with intricate engravings or enamel work. These spoons were highly prized for their beauty and craftsmanship and were often used as decorative items or as special-occasion utensils.
Swan spoons were particularly popular in the United States, where they were often used as gifts for weddings and other special occasions. They were also popular in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, where they were used as a status symbol and a symbol of wealth. The spoons often passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom. Some of the most famous manufacturers of swan spoons were Gorham Manufacturing Company of Rhode Island, and the American company Reed & Barton. Today, Swan spoons are highly sought after by collectors and can fetch high prices at auction.
Design and usability guru Dan Formosa @ Epicurious reviews portable cutlery in a episode of Well Equipped.
We here at The Cutlery Review do our best to keep you informed about new and existing products in the world of flatware. We are the first to admit that the word “review” in our name isn’t exactly correct. A true review is getting your hands on the product and doing a full critical hands on test, recommendations and a rating. This is precisely what Dan does and an amazing job at that. We applaud you Dan!
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OMG this is perfect for Xmas and any other cold day. Perfect for hot chocolate. Perfect for a mint latte. Just perfect. Cute candy cutlery!
There are six to a package. But be warned, they are very fragile flatware and don’t seem to ship very well. Your results may vary.