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
We went looking for a “Double Ended Spoon”, don’t ask why. But this is what we found from our friends at “Joseph Joseph“, who make incredible stuff.
Made of nylon that is heat resistant up to 480 degrees F / 240 degrees C and is of course completely dishwasher safe. This isn’t just two spoons, it’s a slotted spoon, solid spoon, spatula, turner, and a cutting tool (see the serrations on the side of it?). This is a spoon, knife, scooper extravaganza of cutlery.
This is a multi-tasker worthy of the name. It’s great in the kitchen for working in Teflon pans and even better for camping and hiking!
Joseph Joseph Uni-Tool 5-In-1 Utensil Slotted Solid Spoon Spatula Turner Slicer from Amazon
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?
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
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.
From Wikipedia: “Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck, Austria 14 September 1917 – Milan, Italy 31 December 2007) was a 20th century Italian architect, noted for also designing furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting, home and office wares, as well as numerous buildings and interiors — often defined by bold colours.”
Why am I telling you this? Because the Alessi Nuovo Milano Cutlery pictured above was designed by Ettore Sottsass. This cutlery has history and class. So make sure you have your story and trivia about Ettore ready when you lay this flatware out on the table.
This 24 piece set is made of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. It has a simplified elegance that many other have since copied. Each place setting includes a fork, knife, tablespoon and teaspoon.
Alessi Nuovo Milano Cutlery from Amazon