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.

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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

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Eating Soup With A Fork

Illustrator and animator Hanna Norberg-Williams made this short film about neurodivergent people called “Eating Soup With A Fork.”

We here at the Cutlery Review love cutlery and cutlery related things that support people and culture. And this fits this bill. It’s not just all about forks, knives and spoons. And it’s not just about food. It’s about people.

Hanna’s comment on the film: “Eating soup with a fork makes no sense as a concept – it’s using the completely wrong tool for an otherwise simple task.”

This film’s animation style and sound design is a delight. And a great insight into how some other people interact with and see the world. We are all different, we are all unique and we are all wonderful.

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Best Ramen Fork? Best Ramen Spoon? Scoon?

So much confusion here. Is the best choice for eating ramen chopsticks and a spoon? Or is it a fork? Or is it a spork? Or a Scoon?

Ramen-Fork-Spoon-Stainless-Steel-Museum-of-Modern-Art

Your first choice is this wonderful piece of cutlery that I would classify as a Foon from the Museum of Modern Art. The Ramen Fork/Spoon or Sugakiya spork is made from stainless steel and will handle all your Ramen eating needs. Made of dish-washer safe stainless steel it is 7 3/4″ long x 2″ wide x 1 1/2″ diameter.

MoMA Ramen Fork+Spoon available from Amazon

Scoon

Your second choice is the “Scoon” which is available at most Asian product Dollar stores. It’s plastic, it has holes in it to act as a strainer. It’s cheap. It’s flimsy. It’s cute. We can’t seem to find a reliable source online to order it, sorry.

You decide. The Flatware Decision is yours.

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