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  • n. Plural form of apostle spoon., usually as a set of twelve representing the different apostles.


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  • I'm going to bring back the tradition of throwing napkins over shoulders.

    January 12, 2017

  • "Each place would be set with a napkin for the guest to throw over his or her left shoulder and a knife and spoon of wood, horn, silver or pewter, though most diners continued to carry their own knife and the christening spoon given to them at birth--the origin of the expression about the wealthy being born with silver spoons in their mouths--often with a little knob or saint's head at the end so that they were known as apostle spoons."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 74

    See also Puritan spoon.

    January 8, 2017