A little bit of musical cutlery history today. This is flatware that really sings.
These very rare knives are known as notation knives. They are inscribed with a thank you for the meal prayer: ‘The blessing of the table. May the three-in-one bless that which we are about to eat.’ On the other side the inscription reads: ‘The saying of grace. We give thanks to you God for your generosity.’
These 16th-century knives are in museum collections around the world, including examples at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Musée national de la Renaissance at Château d’Ecouen in France.
Each knife represents one part for a singer. A set of knives creates a complete symphony chorus of voices.
OK fellow flatware and cutlery experts out there. This TikTok video about leaving your silverware sparkling is everywhere. We need to talk about it.
It is proposed that a chemical reaction occurs between the aluminum and the ingredients in the dishwasher tablet. The foil itself doesn’t clean the cutlery, but as the tablet dissolves it reacts with the metal and shines the cutlery.
Rumor has it that the baking soda in the tablets is what does the powerful cleaning effect. These two components (and with water) remove silver sulfide – also known as tarnish – through an electrochemical reaction in warm water. We’ve talked about this before at this post.
But one big question: Wouldn’t this happen anyways if you had some cast aluminum cookware in the dishwasher?
And one big point to make: This works for only SILVERWARE not for regular stainless steel cutlery and the like. Your regular day to day scratched up forks, knives and spoons are going to get sparkling shiny for this hack.
Have a nice a sparkling day!
PS – That ball of foil will bounce around and likely land in the bottom and jam up your sprayer.
Just finished watching the Hannibal tv series, again. And boy oh boy can Hannibal ever cook, he smokes, he burns, he smolders. In particular it’s all about Mads Mikkelsen and his talent in the kitchen. His use of cutlery for killing is kinna crazy. But his use of flatware for fine dining is what caught my eye. Here’s a list of all the dishes he makes: https://hannibal.fandom.com/wiki/Hannibal%27s_Dishes_(TV)
In season three he makes a dish and specifically calls out the Christofle Silver Plate Flatware as shown here: