Chinese Soup Spoons – A classic every kitchen should have

chinese soup spoonIf you don’t already have these, please get them, and please don’t steal them from the local restaurant. These spoons are classic and timeless but more importantly they are an amazing multi-use piece of cutlery. From the obvious for soup to a great way to serve an Amuse-bouche. Or even setting up spices and condiments for serving or Mise en place. OK, so I’ve been watching a lot of french cooking shows lately 🙂

Made of rugged dishwasher safe Melamine (don’t worry it’s safe) and heat resistant to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. These things last forever and are always handy.

 Commercial Grade – 12 Pack – White Wonton Soup Spoons

Fork Chops – Chopsticks with a Fork and Knife

fork chopsIf 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

Xmas Gift Idea – Chocolate Spoons

chocolate spoonsI know you don’t want to hear this, but it’s coming. You can’t stop the slow advance,  it will suddenly be upon you. Christmas, is indeed, coming to town. Your only way to escape it’s ravages is to begin preparations now. And a classic recipe involving cutlery is the chocolate spoon. The recipe is simple but the variations and applications are almost infinite. I don’t like mine with sprinkles as I like to stir it into my “magic Xmas coffee”, so I prefer it to be dusted with cinnamon. Great gift idea and special treat for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Check out the Chocolate Spoon Recipe at Betty Crocker

You need a Big Fork for Serving and Stuff

chef fork

 

 

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