faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed May 15 16:02:08 UTC 2002
Drew Danielson wrote:
>"James A. Landau" wrote:
>> This is a type of spoon, typically tablespoon-sized, with a few
>>holes cut in it so that you can dredge solid objects (e.g. ice
>>cubes, dumplings) out of liquid and let the liquid picked up by the
>>spoon drain out.
>> The only name I know for this implement is "without spoon". I
>>heard this name from a woman born about 1945 and raised in the
>>Muskegon Michigan area. She implied that "without spoon" was a
>>term used in her family, and did not know if it was a widely-used
>> - James A. Landau
>> P.S. This is the only usage I know of in which "without" is not a
>How about 'slotted spoon'?
That's what came to my mind as well. I don't know whether that's a
term that my mother (and her mother before her) used in the kitchen
or whether I picked it up from cookbooks.
Alice Faber faber at haskins.yale.edu
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