The Station Wagon podcast: Seattle - Snoqualmie - Olympia: Episode 3: Giving up Eating Utensils

Friday, September 4, 2015

Episode 3: Giving up Eating Utensils

In this episode, we have given up using Eating Utensils for two weeks. No forks, spoons, knives, chopsticks, chorks, sporks, or dorks. Well, actually there are two dorks, but you'll have to guess who they are. Listen to find out what eating utensils are, and a brief history of using them to cram food into our species' cake holes.


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Links to stuff we talked about in the podcast:

Web Sites



  1. List of eating Utensils (wikipedia) 
  2. Eating Utensil etiquette (Wikipedia) 
  3. EatingUtensils.net 
  4. Church and Forks 
  5. Chopstick history reference 
  6. Bathroom Hygene Myth 
  7. Hand sanitizers and soaps put to the test 
  8. How to help your kids stop the spread of germs at school 
  9. Ain't Nobody Got Tine for That! The Invention and Evolution of the Fork 
  10. Why Knives and Forks Matter 
  11. Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands? 
  12. Eating with your Hands is Healthier 
  13. Eat with Your Hands for a Sensuous, Intimate, Mindful Meal 

Scholarly Articles

  1. FoodService Director (2002). To Keep Residents Eating: Special care center adopts small portions, finger food. 15(6), p. 6. 
  2. Harrar, V. & Spence, C. (2013). The taste of cutlery: how the taste of food is affected by the weight, size, shape, and colour of the cutlery used to eat it. Flavour, 2(21). http://www.flavourjournal.com/content/2/1/21 
  3. Hunter, D. J., et al. (2004). Chopstick arthropathy: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 50(5), 1495-500. 
  4. Gil et al. (2014). Fecal Contamination of Food, Water, Hands, and Kitchen Utensils at the Household Level in Rural Areas of Peru. Journal of Environmental Health, 76(6), 102-6.