If you look over at our History & Technical page you will see a map at the bottom with the different breeds of cutlery. Amongst the splayds, knorks, and spifes you will not find the Fork Chop. These hybrid of the chopstick and a fork and knife are a little off the map.
Made of plastic these aren’t an everyday use item, but they aren’t disposable either and are dishwasher safe. The best use for these I have found is when serving tapas or cheese platters. But where they seem to really work well is with the Knife and Fork Caesar Salad.
ForkChops Set of Six, Black
Everyone has the basic set of cutlery in their house. Of course they usually have a large butcher’s knife and bread knife. And in most cases you have a serving spoon. But where is the serving fork? I’m not talking about the two pronged carving fork. Many cultures when eating using only a fork and spoon.
Think about trying to serve coleslaw with two large spoons, now think about using a large spoon and the serving fork shown here. Trust me, it just works better. And you will find you use it for more than just serving, try using it instead of a spatula when turning fish while frying.
This is one of the least seen but more useful pieces of cutlery in the kitchen arsenal. Dishwasher safe, stainless steel and handy as all get out.
4-Tine Meat Fork Stainless Steel
OK, yes I know, Vera Wang is all about fashion (wedding dresses are what I know about). But just look at this cute 5 piece set in 18/10 stainless steel. Just look at it! Cute little buckles on the handles so they look like little belts. Squee!!! The “Equestrian” is in reference to horse tack but I think they are belts for gnomes. I may have had too much coffee this morning but I am of the opinion these are perfect for the table of any fashionista! Great price as well!
Equestrian by Vera Wang
A reader had asked a question about the numbers on the wooden handles of Chicago Cutlery’s knives (turns out they are model numbers me thinks). While researching I came across this Fusion 18-piece knife set. Normally we don’t review knives on this blog but this set looks to be a really good deal and I’m thinking about buying it. They are high carbon stainless with nice grip-able handles. The wood storage block comes with a peeler, parer, utility, steak knives, partoku, bread knife, santoku, chef knife, slicer, and sharpening steel. It’s a complete kitchen in one nice package.
ChicagoCutlery Fusion 18-Piece Set