A Book of Spoons
Vintage paperback coffee table book studying the history and aesthetic of spoons. By Jasper Morrison, published in 1997. First edition.
"A Freudian analysis of the knife, fork and spoon gives the spoon the female role in the trio: the fork is a male child of the knife and the spoon, and, like a little Oedipus, resentful of the knife and jealous of the spoon. ...spoons can inspire affection as knives and forks cannot; they are unthreatening nurturing objects."