A slotted spoon is an implement used in food preparation. The term can be used to describe any spoon with slots, holes or other openings in the bowl of the spoon which let liquid pass through while preserving the larger solids on top. One peculiar example of a slotted spoon is used in the traditional absinthe ritual. In the spoons solid slotted and perforated of absinthe preparation, a special absinthe spoon helps to flavor the cocktail.
The spoon holds a sugar cube above a glass while the preparer pours cold water over the sugar. Wikimedia Commons has media related to slotted spoons. This article about kitchenware or a tool used in preparation or serving of food is a stub.
Spoons are primarily used to transfer edibles from vessel to mouth, usually at a dining table. A spoon’s style is usually named after a drink or food with which they are most often used, the material with which they are composed, or a feature of their appearance or structure.
Horn spoon — a spoon made of horn, used chiefly interjectionally in the phrase By the Great Horn Spoon! Soup spoon — with a large or rounded bowl for eating soup.