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I took a good look at all the Esslöffel at a small Migros today as they were 50 per cent off. One of the designs of the tablespoons is roundish like a soup spoon. Go on, y'all! A good deal on top of getting those darn soup spoons under your belt (uh, I mean on your dining table).
The "Esslöffel" IS a soup-spoon ! It is the same here
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Ever tried a large straw - such as those used for those over-sweet pearl (sago) drinks? Hot soup + straw =
Nope, drinking soup through a straw makes me think of fracture-clinic-after-a-drunken-brawl.
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The "Esslöffel" IS a soup-spoon ! It is the same here
No. It's not. A soup spoon is less pointed, more rounded.

Please do pay attention, Mr Hofener.

I'll be asking questions later.
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Old 05.04.2011, 20:50
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No. They're not. That's his point.

Do keep up, old chap.
But I see them in all shops, I get them in all restaurants, and all private household have them

The only strange thing is that many restaurants do not have the spoons ready before serving meals. I don't know whether they regard this as noble, or want to save cleaning-costs, whatever, it is foolish. That I have seen this rubbish elsewhere does not make it better. And it is bad marketing. If you have a spoon in sight you might rather order a soup. And most people ordering a soup will most likely go on .
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The "Esslöffel" IS a soup-spoon ! It is the same here
No, wrong shape, as DB says.
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<sigh>

Soup spoon:


Dessert spoon:


Surely you can see the difference?
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Soup spoons are rare here. I once had a sterling one I picked up at a antique shop.
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No. It's not. A soup spoon is less pointed, more rounded.

Please do pay attention, Mr Hofener.

I'll be asking questions later.
I refuse to pay attention, as I use the same spoon for eating a soup or eating Spaghetti or eating whatever. And if you go into shops here you will easily see that nobody is making any difference whatever.

Pay a visit to Swiss households and you will see that "there are no spoonesses, but that spoons are spoons " and that the same sort of spoon is used for everything and anything. Go and buy a "container" for cutlary and you will have three compartments, one each for knifes, forks and spoons. It in fact is the same in Germany, France and Italy.
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The "Esslöffel" IS a soup-spoon ! It is the same here
Wolli is right: Leo has "Soup spoon" as EITHER Esslöffel or Suppenlöffel.
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Google Esslöffel



Google translate = table spoon ≠ soup spoon.

Wolli, it's akin to calling a fish knife a knife. It just isn't.

You can of course use a table spoon to have soup, just don't tell Weejeem.

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I refuse to pay attention, as I use the same spoon for eating a soup or eating Spaghetti or eating whatever. And if you go into shops here you will easily see that nobody is making any difference whatever.

Pay a visit to Swiss households and you will see that "there are no spoonesses, but that spoons are spoons " and that the same sort of spoon is used for everything and anything. Go and buy a "container" for cutlary and you will have three compartments, one each for knifes, forks and spoons. It in fact is the same in Germany, France and Italy.
Ah. Well that's a different argument/discussion point - what the natives do is another thing altogether. And this wouldn't be a first "difference" noted between the aboriginals of CH and expats, as many EF threads and posts will attest to.
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Old 05.04.2011, 21:03
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Soup spoon:


Dessert spoon:


Surely you can see the difference?

But soups are eaten here with THIS tool :




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I refuse to pay attention, as I use the same spoon for eating a soup or eating Spaghetti or eating whatever. And if you go into shops here you will easily see that nobody is making any difference whatever.

Pay a visit to Swiss households and you will see that "there are no spoonesses, but that spoons are spoons " and that the same sort of spoon is used for everything and anything. Go and buy a "container" for cutlary and you will have three compartments, one each for knifes, forks and spoons. It in fact is the same in Germany, France and Italy.
YOU do because you are Swiss (same for De, F, I, etc) - but in UK soup spoons are definitely different and round. That's because the spoon is not put in the mouth, as in CH, but soup is 'poured' from the side. Yes and the Brits drive on the left - not better or worse, but just different.
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Google Esslöffel



Google translate = table spoon ≠ soup spoon.

Wolli, it's akin to calling a fish knife a knife. It just isn't.

You can of course use a table spoon to have soup, just don't tell Weejeem.



Ah. Well that's a different argument/discussion point - what the natives do is another thing altogether. And this wouldn't be a first "difference" noted between the aboriginals of CH and expats, as many EF threads and posts will attest to.

A fish-knife is completely different from a normal kitchen knife. Your comparison is miles beside the point.
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A fish-knife is completely different from a normal kitchen knife. Your comparison is miles beside the point.
AARRRGHHHH!

No it isn't, and that's the point (or rather rounded end) that everyone is try to get you to understand.
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YOU do because you are Swiss (same for De, F, I, etc) - but in UK soup spoons are definitely different and round. That's because the spoon is not put in the mouth, as in CH, but soup is 'poured' from the side. Yes and the Brits drive on the left - not better or worse, but just different.
Right of course .... and I have realized this a few posts before the one of me above. But to take those Anglos a bit "on the nose" was something I could definitely not resist
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AARRRGHHHH!

No it isn't, and that's the point (or rather rounded end) that everyone is try to get you to understand.
It is as a spoon here is either a large or a small spoon. I have to admit that I personally prefer relatively "round-ended" spoons to those "sharp-ended" ones. But such versions have been around on the market for a century or more.

Go to some shops and look round. Modern stuff is increasingly more "round-ended". No difference is made still, but better designs get the upper hand.

I at the other hand in the U.K. have had "soup spoons" in my hands which I thought felt like the tools of Count Dracula.
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I at the other hand in the U.K. have had "soup spoons" in my hands which I thought felt like the tools of Count Dracula.
Yeah, but times have changed since you were last there in the winter of 1871...
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Yeah, but times have changed since you were last there in the winter of 1871...

To quote Sir Goethe "the words I hear quite well, but alone, I lack to have the belief"
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To quote Sir Goethe "the words I hear quite well, but alone, I lack to have the belief"
He wrote good English for a German, didn't he, that Goothe fellow?

I wonder what his opinion of soup spoons was...
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<Thinking aloud> Do Italians use round spoons for pasta? </Thinking aloud>
yup we certainly do.
The way to taste spaghetti Italian style is to capture the strands in your fork and twirl your fork using the spoon as the base.

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