I just ran across an entertaining and informative article from the Denver Post about, of all things, spoons. I know, only I would read an article about spoons. But you should read it, too. It's funny and teaches a lot about the history of this utensil.
The main reason for writing the article is that the author, Tucker Shaw, has noticed that many restaurants in Denver are not giving spoons to guests unless they are requested (or if you order a meal that requires one). He goes on to praise the longevity and smooth curves of the spoon:
It is a graceful shape, intimate and welcoming. Romantic even. Composer Jerome Kern in 1905 wrote "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?" without causing scandal. Ponder the outcome if he'd written an ode to forks.