A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma

A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma

Mr. Alvarez, Mr. Esposito and a few friends towed the spoon to the Purdue building around 8 a.m. on Friday in a trailer emblazoned with an image of a skull. The police arrived before long and over the next two hours officers negotiated with Mr. Alvarez, telling him “your giant spoon” has to go. Finally a commander issued Mr. Alvarez a ticket for “obstructing free passage.” When he declined after that to remove the sculpture Mr. Alvarez was placed under arrest on a charge of “interfering with police,” the commander said. He was detained briefly before being released.

Wooden Tasting Spoon

Louisiana Roux Spoon Tasting Spoon  Pine

In our search for double ended spoons we came across this wooden tasting spoon. There is something about using wooden cutlery that just seems “right”. Flatware that is wooden feels better on the teeth, lips and tongue. And for tasting were it could be hot food, wood is better than hot metal.

This double ended wooden tasting spoon by Louisiana Roux Spoon seems to be just the thing: “Chefs of the South use this tool for tasting their seasoning adjustments while creating their cuisines. The Louisiana Tasting Spoon is 11 inches long and made of Southern Pine. To Use simply dip the larger spoon well into your sauce or broth tilting it ever so slightly, the hot liquid flows down the center channel cooling gathering into the smaller well making for the perfect taste.”

This whole tilting down the center channel idea is new to us and something we really want to try!

Louisiana Roux Spoon Tasting Spoon Pine from Amazon

The $100 Brass Tasting Spoon

$100 Brass Tasting Spoon

This is a Christmas gift idea for that cutlery freak that you live with (we don’t know anyone like that). This is the finest of forged flatware. A very simple but elegant Brass Tasting Spoon. It doesn’t hold much, only a teaspoon’s worth. It’s long at 8.25 inches and the spoon bowl circumference is 1.5 inches. It’s a tasting spoon so I guess it doesn’t need to hold much. But usually you have a whole container load of tasting spoons to use when cooking. I guess you could just use, rinse and repeat?

With shipping it’s over $100 but hey it arrives in a flannel protective bag! It’s custom ordered hand hammered just for you. It’s a  one-of-a-kind gift! Reminds us of the nice pickle spoons (more on that later) they have in Japan.

All kidding aside, this is a nice looking spoon and would make a great gift.

Available at Ironartisansdaughter.com

Silicone Spatula and Scraper Spoon

Silicone Spatula and Scraper Spoon

This Silicone Spatula and Scraper Spoon is something we discovered while looking for double ended spoons (careful with those Google search terms on this one). It seems a good double ended spoon is a rarity in the cutlery world but they do exist. And this flexible flatware seems delightful.

This bright green silicone scraper is 12 inches long and has a double-ended silica gel scraper translucent and a silica gel scraper. We said it twice cause there is two of them 🙂 A sturdy nylon core ensures the strength of spatula and good grips.

Whether it is for mixing and baking or using in Teflon frying pans this double ended tool should do the job. It’s multitasker cutlery.

Get the Silicone Spatula and Scraper Spoon from Amazon