In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon
Today’s post is a quick one, and it features a spoon that is from the same family that we’ve featured twice here already.
That’s right, it’s part of that same set that we featured on Day 5 and Day 6, which used to belong to my grandparents, and which we received from my aunt. You can can see it has that same “A” in the handle (standing for my mother’s maiden name of Agatsuma).
I’m sure you can spot what’s different about it and it’s cousins. Not only is it larger, but it’s also slotted.
Right away this gives us some clues to its intended usage. For example, you wouldn’t use this spoon to serve soup. That’d just be silly. But, it did work perfectly fine, on the other hand, for stirring mushrooms that I was cooking up as part of my lunch.
On the back, it has a stamp similar to the others, from CUSTOMCRAFT®. But this one, for whatever reason says STAINLESS KOREA, as opposed to STAINLESS JAPAN. My family is Japanese and not Korean, so that’s slightly less appropriate for me, but we won’t hold it against anyone.
It was just slightly surprising to me that the set wasn’t all from the same initial manufacturing source. There’s at least one more spoon-type that is part of this set, which we will feature soon (maybe tomorrow!) and then find out whether this is the only one to not be from Japan, or whether there are others.
Incidentally, in a bit of bonus spoon-related news, the comic book, cartoon and live-action TV show character, the Tick, uses “Spoon!” as his battle cry before fighting villainy. Pretty cool, right?
See you next time on Blue Towel Productions for more of The Daily Spoon as part of The Month of the Spoon.