You know that scene in Titanic where Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) attempts to learn all the utensils used in a formal dinner?
The salad fork from my dessert fork, soup spoon from my whatever-the-hell-the-other-spoon-is-used-for.
I’ve never had that formal of a meal where I needed to know that.
My lack of formal dining knowledge aside, I do think eating utensils are facinating as they differ from clture and cuisine. So today, I’m sharing with you my top 5 favorite eating utensils:
First of all, just the name of this utensil deserves an award or something.
Sporks are very trendy to like. They’re like the hipster version of utensil. I’m not going to try to be “anti-conformity” and be all,
“Everyone likes sporks, so I won’t!”
When a utensil has an actual cult following, its gotta be awesome. It’s not only hilarious but extremly useful. Scooping, spooning, digging, and of course, a good for stabbing.
Seriously, what’s more fun than sucking down a beverage with a giant, silly swirly straw? Not much. Maybe silly cats USING straws.
And how about those giant Boba Tea straws? So much fun and perfect for super thick shakes or smoothies. Straws always add an appropraite level of immaturity and fun.
2. Plastic Spoons
It seems that most food bloggers eat with teeny tiny tasting spoons.
While I’m not a fan of eating ice cream from a giant spoon, I don’t like teeny tiny baby spoons that serve up a whopping pea-sized amount per bite.
What I do love are plastic spoons.
However, I only use them for ice cream or other frozen concoctions like yogurt or sorbet. I like their flexibility and most of all, the lack of metallic taste that usually comes when eating super cold food with metal spoons. Anything that makes ice cream more enjoyable and involves “spooning” is awesome.
Sure, eating with your hands is often frowned upon and perceived as immature or unsanitary, but its highly encouraged in some cultures. It’s “hands down” (pun very much intended) my favorite untensil because:
- its free
- its portable
- you’ll never lose it
In countries like Morocco and Ethiopia, eating with your hands is customary.
Before your hypochondria sets in, relax because they usually eat with one hand and leave the other as the “dirty” hand. I also think they Purell the hell out of their hand after they pick their wedgies or their noses.
What are your favorite utensils? Are there any ones you wish would be invented? Are you totally grossed out by eating with your hands?