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Absinthe Spoon


Long lambasted as a dangerous addictive drug, absinthe in the last 20 or so years has had a revival: it has been shown to be no more harmful to drinkers than other highly alcoholic spirits. The spoon pictured above pays tribute to two frequent associations with the “green fairy” (as it has been called): its links to fin-d’empire excess and to Victorian ideals of beauty. Enjoy (with good sense!)   RT

PhotoAbsinthe spoon; photographer: Victor Fiala (Pizen); WikiCmns; Public Domain.


  1. June 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    What a lovely spoon! Wormwood, a smooth, floating bitter warmth, good for health and soul and spirit ( with or without alcohol)…….

  2. June 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    SHL: i’ll have to give wormword (of the less alcoholic variety) a try someday…thx for the comment! RT

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