Dan Barber Is Ditching the Silverware

Napkins can stay. For now.
Napkins can stay. For now. Photo: Melissa Hom

“You can’t eat ants with silverware.” — Blue Hill chef Dan Barber, on the reason why traditional arrangements of forks and knives just aren’t cutting it, literally, anymore. In Pocantico Hills, Barber has ditched forks and impales turnips on spikes. Elsewhere, he’s inspired by the creepy crawlies at Noma. [Hungry Crowd/F&W;, Earlier]