English translation: spaghetti fork/server (with drainage hole(s))
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18:54 Mar 25, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO] Food & Drink
Italian term or phrase:prendi spaghetti a cucchiaio forato
What would we call this in English?
I did consider putting just "spaghetti spoon" but perhaps there is another translation, which is a bit closer to the Italian.
Thanks for your help.
I've also seen these referred to as spaghetti forks or even spaghetti servers, depending on the shape and style. I guess it depends if the one you are referring to is more of a spoon or a fork-shaped utensil.
A type of serving utensil, commonly made of wood or stainless steel, which is used to hold the long spaghetti noodles enabling them to be easily removed from a pot of boiling water. The spoon shaped tool has protruding wood or metal prongs that allow the noodles to be grasped, separated and placed on a platter after they are removed from water. Most metal forks have a hole in the center to drain the water as the noodles are lifted out. This tool is also known as a spaghetti server or spaghetti serving spoon.
Thanks for your help, Paul.
Sorry, I should have said before, this is actually a list of products to be put on display in a shop window.
I think your suggestion might be ok. I've also found a site with a photo of a "silicon slotted spaghetti spoon"
Explanation: there is the one which is sort of crenallated around the edges for spaghetti...but I understand that the term can apply to any spoon which is slotted to allow liquid to pass through...also those used in frying, for example
If you look here (photos included) you will see that they use the term "spaghetti ladle" for the specific crenellated spoon I had in mind...but that doesn't cover the concept of "forato"