This is the eighth in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and it’s time for the “Amuse Bouche Spoon”.
The “Amuse Bouche” is a small single bite hors d’oeuvre. The term Amuse Bouche is French and means “mouth amuser”. Therefore a “Amuse Bouche Spoon” is usually a small ceramic or metal spoon that can be used to serve an amuse bouche. One piece of cutlery for one mouthful of fun.
Now with the Amuse Bouche Spoon being only used once at the table we really don’t want to see it being something that is a disposable plastic product. Which most of them are sadly! But we did find a recyclable flatware option.
The Pulp Tek Compostable Tasting Spoons really seem to be the way to go. They are made from “bagasse” (which is a word we just learned), that is actually repurposed sugarcane fibers. The spoons are grease-resistant, freezer-safe, and microwavable safe. Throw them in the compost or your garden afterwards!
They come in a pack of 100 disposable tasting spoons that each are 4.25 inches long and 2 inches wide and can hold up to 0.5 ounces.
To us, the tear drop spoon shape is classic cutlery but many other shapes and sizes are available.
Pulp Tek Compostable Tasting Spoons, 100 Teardrop Shaped Bagasse Spoons from Amazon
This is the seventh in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and next up is the Dessert Spoon. If there is a special piece of cutlery designed just for getting sweet treats to my mouth, then I want the Dessert Spoon!
A dessert spoon is a spoon designed specifically for eating dessert and sometimes used for soup or cereals. Similar in size to a soup spoon (intermediate between a teaspoon and a tablespoon) but with an oval rather than round bowl, it typically has a capacity around twice that of a teaspoon.
By extension, the term ‘dessert spoon’ is used as a cooking measure of volume, usually of 10ml or 0.4 fl oz. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dessert_spoon
So there’s the rub, there difference between any other spoon and a Dessert Spoon is the oval rather that round bowel and the capacity. Bigger spoon means more treat and oval means it will fit in your mouth better.
And today we thought we’d look at Ice Cream spoons in particular because really they can handle any dessert flatware situation. The FOXAS Ice Cream Spoons really have a shovel look that speaks to us.
This set of six spoons is made of 304 food grade 18/8 stainless steel which is dishwasher safe and sterilizer safe. They are 5.71″ long by 1.18″ wide (14.5 * 3CM).
Great for ice cream, yogurt, puddings, cake are whatever dessert you want to eat!
FOXAS Set of 6 Ice Cream Spoons from Amazon
This is the sixth in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and next up is the Salad Spoon. To quote the Simpsons: “You don’t make friends with salad!”. Hmmm…that really doesn’t make sense here now does it?
Salad spoon (plural salad spoons)
A large and long-handled spoon for stirring and mixing salads, made of wood or other material not affected by vinegar. – https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/salad_spoon
Let’s break that definition down. It need to be large, long and not affected by vinegar. So no metals please. Wood is the right choice here. And besides metal makes to much noise. No one wants loud cutlery.
The AIDEA Salad Spoon set seems to be the right choice here. This 12 inch (that’s long and long) and wooden (vinegar safe) spoon set ticks all the boxes. Made of 100% hard acacia wood that is vinegar safe but NOT dishwasher, microwave, freezer or oven safe! Scrub the spoon down and then give a light coating of cooking oil to keep the wood in good condition and they should last for a long time.
AIDEA Salad Spoon and Fork Serving Utensils from Amazon
This is the fifth in our “Different Types of Spoons” series and today we are examining the Demitasse Spoon.
A Demitasse is a very small cup of coffee. And therefore it requires a very small spoon. This is why it is also known at the “Espresso Spoon”. We are talking serious coffee cutlery here.
A demitasse spoon is a diminutive spoon, smaller than a teaspoon.
It is traditionally used for coffee drinks in specialty cups and for spooning cappuccino froth.
It is also used as a baby spoon, and in some surgical procedures.
Wait, what !? Surgical procedures? “A demitasse spoon is useful instrument to retain and protect the peritoneum during suturing.”. OK, you can go further down that rabbit hole on your own, we’ve read enough on that. Let’s just focus on the spoon for coffee.
The IMEEA Demitasse Spoon pictured above is just the thing. We like the unique design because it’s so well suited for other things like scooping maccha tea powder, spices, desert or sugar or whatever. Made of dishwasher safe brushed SUS304 stainless steel and measuring at 5.9 inches or 15cm in length this tiny spoon fits your tiny cup. The IMEEA Demitasse Spoons come in a set of four.
IMEEA Demitasse Spoons Espresso Spoon from Amazon