Bite Silverware – Awareness of starvation and obesity.

bite silverware

Mark A. Reigelman II has created this Bite silverware as part of a design competition. From what research I’ve done, it never went into public production. But it is a gorgeous design either way that has a strong message.

In the designer’s own words:
as a global culture, it is our duty to be concerned with worldwide epidemics such as starvation and obesity. each day millions of individuals lay in hunger while millions more
are wastefully overeating. this set of ‘bitten’ silverware highlights the daunting reality  of both worldly plagues

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Excercise Cutlery

exercise cutlery

The folks over at have a great article about exercise cutlery that is basically dumbbells  attached to your fork, knife and spoon.  Their picture caught my eye because of the Full English Breakfast.

The knife and fork are 1kg and the desert spoon is 2kg because you need the extra work out when eating all that sugar I guess.

It’s a silly idea, not very practical and a little expense for a unique handmade product. But if someone you know is a fitness buff (or should be) it would be a great gift.

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Measuring Spoons that last

measuring spoon

OK, I broke another measuring spoon. That’s the fourth set in recent memory. I’ve been buying both metal and plastic and am sad to say they are from the Dollar Store. The plastic breaks and the metal bends or rusts. And sometimes they just get lost for which I blame the cat.

I used to travel a great deal and found myself replacing my luggage all the time because the airlines would destroy it. I finally asked a flight attendant for advice and she said spend $600 now on a travel case and never spend again or $60 every six months for the rest of your life. This rule applies to measuring spoons it seems, but at a lot lower cost.

These five stainless steel spoons come in 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 Tbls, 1 Tbls sizes. Thanks to magnets they “spoon” together while stored to avoid the cat stealing one (what does he do with the things?). The rounded ends are for liquids and the narrow end to fit into spice bottles and being doubled ended works well for wet/dry mixing. Dishwasher safe and designed to sit flat on the counter to avoid spillage. They are not $600 and probably the final set of measuring spoon cutlery you’ll need to buy.

 Progressive International Stainless-Steel Magnetic Measuring Spoons


Nutella Spreader or Knife Spreader?

This “Nutella Stretcher” picture has been racing around the Internet the last few days. It claims to be the perfect knife for emptying the jar and spreading Nutella. A Google search shows that this is a myth in North America and was a promotional item in Europe. A even better piece of cutlery that isn’t promotional branding and uni-purpose is this:

spreader knife

It is a ultimate sandwich knife and more. With 5-inch serrated spreader blade that will spread as well as cut where needed. It’s made of stamped high-carbon steel with a stainless alloy coating (I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher). It is 10 by 2 inches with a plastic handle. It’s made by Germans and lasers, like Kraftwerk!

 Wusthof Gourmet 5-Inch Spreader