A typical drink dispenser, which one pinches toward the nozzle, squeezes liquid into the mouth.
However, open containers cannot fully contain water and beverages. Containers on Skylab were
designed to fit recess in the trays and conventional tableware was used.
Surface tension works well -- up to a point -- but once the tension bond is
broken the food will float free.
Now that's what you call "rare" roast beef.
Surface tension bonding tends to hold liquid on the surface of food and even prevents ice cream from drifting from its container or off the surface of the spoon. The eating area in Skylab was quite elaborate for spacecraft of the early 1970's. Interior designers found that ample space had been provided. The longer time in space justified more amenities. Both hot and cold water dispensers were available for preparing food.
Space Station will require similar provisions. Note again, that because of secure foot restraints, actions such as bending, leaning in any direction, twisting, and reaching were possible without hand or arm force. Eating facilities on short space flights are more
Spartan. Food may be in bags and, together with utensils, attached to legs by Velcro. The Shuttle Orbiter vehicle is designed for flights of less than two weeks duration. So creature comforts are not emphasized.