Minimalism is not a style, it is an attitude, a way of being. It’s a fundamental reaction to noise, visual noise, disorder, vulgarity. Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance. Minimalism is beyond time. It is timelessness. It is the stillness of perfection.
The spoon IS more utilitarian than the other utensils. Its elegance permits what should be considered the preferred way to eat peas, mashed potatoes, rice, and much more. This is actually and elegant and extremely enjoyable way to consume these and so many other foods and sides. I pay no mind to the fact that it is generally unacceptable to use a…
Nice story, but the best eating utensil ever is the splayd, invented in Australia. I might just starve it not for these delightful devices.
May I put in a word for the runcible spoon? It’s major problem is the cutting edge, as you’ve only the one utensil. I’ve found, though, that you can hold down with your left elbow whatever you’re intending to cut, first rolling up your sleeve so’s not to stain your shirt, blouse or ”top”. And of course it’s nice to reflect that even a poet of…
Oneida makes a gorgeous spoon, with a slightly tapered tip on the handle. Chicago Cutlery makes a folding filleting knife that’s a classic, called the Traveler. I have one; bought it on sight!
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