Brent Herrig Spoonfuls of Inspiration in orange & black

Jenny Dorsey – Matcha Love


Jenny Dorsey’s Spoonful Story

Jenny Dorsey’s name belies her Chinese heritage, but her spoonful does not. “I like to think these ingredients represent the building blocks of who I am,” Dorsey said. The homemade wonton in the spoon’s bowl represents her; in fact she still uses her mother and grandmother’s techniques to make wontons. In and around the wonton is a mix of old world and new world ingredients that indicate her evolution not only as a chef, but also as a person. “A chef can be multidimensional, with many aspects of who they were, who they are, and who they want to become. I think the ingredients I used tell that story.”

For Dorsey, the spoon feels like a natural extension of herself. In her estimation, noodle soups make up 75% of her diet, so Asian style soup spoons like the one pictured here get a lot of use in her day-to-day life. This wasn’t always the case however. “I used to avoid using anything ‘Asian’, because I didn’t want to be grouped into everyone else who was Asian, but I hated those pesky European/American spoons. How the heck do people drink soup from those little metal things? UGH! As I became more comfortable with who I am, and proud of my heritage and cuisine, the Asian soup spoon became something I enjoyed featuring as part of my plating and using regularly while eating.”

pork liver sausage, shiitake, scallion wonton, Lao Gan Ma chili oil, annatto seed, matcha powder. sesame seed, pink peppercorn and spiced carrot fluid gel

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.

Product Details

Limited edition print:150 copies

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