A while back, I posted an article on tablespoons, which prompted this note from Edwina Suley of Carbonear.
About the spoons with the bowl shape, I learned from my mother that these were used specifically for cream soups. Soup was always to be spooned away from you. To spoon the last remaining soup from the bowl one very subtley placed the forefinger near the rim close to you and ever so slightly tipped the bowl away from you. Thank you for taking me back to all of the wonderful stories my mother told me....all because of a spoon you have made my day. Thank you.