Consider the Spork. Everyone Else Is.


The first patents for sporks appeared in the U.S. in the late 19th century, as we transitioned from Downton Abbey to downtown factories. Sporks were likely reassuring at a time when a single diner could face scores of specialized utensils (bouillon spoon, fruit knife, oyster fork, porringer) at her place.

Having just one dining utensil option—spork—was a sign of loosening of social categories generally. In the same way, the spork today is one way Chef Olandi expresses his everyman approach to one-percent dining.

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