Chris Hall's Spoonful Story
Atlanta-based chef Chris Hall loves the simplicity of pasta. “Five ingredients most of the time, yet so much variation.” While making pasta, Hall is transported to a simpler place, where he can set aside the typical concerns of a restaurant owner and just enjoy using a few basic ingredients to create a beloved dish. “Every cook has what I call a default setting, a
cuisine they come back to time and time again because it is meaningful and comfortable. Italian is my default setting. I have not done an Italian restaurant yet. That will be my last project. I want to devote 100% of my time and energy in that kitchen. So in many ways this [Spoonful] represents my dream, my final stop as a chef.”
Hall’s shovel-shaped spoon will surely accompany him on his journey to that final destination. Purchased to replace tools that were stolen from him just before starting a new job, this spoon has considerable meaning for Hall. “This was one of the first things I bought to replace the items in my stolen knife bag. The fact I still have this spoon is significant to me, because I think [working at] Canoe was a transformative time for me. I went from cook to chef at Canoe and this spoon symbolizes that transformation to me.”
Ingredients: Flour, eggs, oyster mushrooms, porcini, olive oil, tortelloni, and tagliatelle
What are the “Spoonfuls of Inspiration”
Among chefs there is one universal truth: each has a favorite spoon. Whether wooden, metal, porcelain, plastic, or bone, chefs use this indispensable tool to measure, stir, flip, fold, divide, carry, plate, and – most importantly – to taste. Most chefs will tell you that their favorite spoon is an extension of themselves, an appendage without which they would be hard-pressed to survive.
Brent Herrig’s Spoonfuls of Inspiration series captures the unique emotional connection between chef and spoon. Created in collaboration with the chef, these abstract portraits showcase their favorite spoon alongside the ingredients and elements that inspire them. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.
Limited edition print:150 copies
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