Brent Herrig’s Spoonful Story
Don’t let the scale of this image deceive you – this spoon measures no more than five and a half inches from top to bottom. Made of hollow aluminum and light as a feather, Brent Herrig inherited this spoon from his grandmother Sadie. She kept it on the kitchen table or window sill in the sugar bowl for as long as anyone can remember. “My memories and experiences of my grandmother live on through this spoon. For years I wouldn’t touch a raw tomato without adding sugar thanks to Grandma Sadie,” Herrig recalls.
As an adult, Herrig has more of a savory palate than a sweet one however, so chose to fill his spoon with just one ingredient: sea salt. “I believe that salt enhances natural flavors in food, whether that be cutting the sweetness of chocolate or helping create the perfectly seasoned steak.” While Herrig is the first to admit he isn’t a professional chef, he is an accomplished home cook who likes to keep things simple and let the ingredients shine though with the help of a little salt.
Ingredients: Sea salt
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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