pancake day and a perfect spoon

Do Americans do shrove tuesday? I remember years ago going to Mardi Gras at New Orleans but do you eat special stuff to eat up the eggs, milk and fat that you are going to give up for lent? or like us eat the goodies and then not give up?

Anyway we do pancake day and this one is special because it is the first time we are using the most beautiful spoon made by Fritiof Runhall. It holds just the right amount of batter for the pancake pan, scrapes the last drip from the bowl and the hook on the back stops it falling in so you always have a clean handle. Cooking should be an aesthetic experience, good food deserves good utensils, food made with love, utensils made with love.

Apologies for the poor quality of the phone snaps

4 Responses to pancake day and a perfect spoon

  1. David Cockey February 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    In the Detroit, Michigan area, paczki are a common food on Shrove Tuesday. Paczki are Polish in origin and are a pastry stuffed with fruit jam or similar.

  2. pfollansbee February 13, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Hi Robin – in the 3rd photo, the grain in the spoon bowl looks radially split. Is it? Or is that just more batter? Looks like a nice one however you read it. But I guess the perfect spoon would be a nice one, wouldn't it. PF

  3. Robin Wood February 13, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Thanks for the paczki info David I love local, regional and ethnic food traditions.Peter the spoon is not radial though I can see that. It is from an apple crook. Fritiof carves the bowl with parallel grooves running down the bowl, it started as a way of getting a clean finish with the one small Svante Djarve hook he possessed but has become rather a trademark of his work.

  4. Ronnie (RR) February 13, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Fantastic spoon