Plastic Silverware

plastic silverwareLook again at the picture, that is not real silverware, it’s plastic. It looks amazing, holds up very well compared to the white plastic fork you are used to, doesn’t have the weight of the real thing but two out of three ain’t bad.

Of course it isn’t dishwasher safe as that is neither hygienic nor will it survive the wash (the coating will delaminate).  Yes, that makes it disposable and not something we should do everyday (look at recyclable cutlery here) but for special events like a a big Christmas or New Year dinner this is just perfect.

The 160-pc set includes 40 forks (plus a bonus 40), spoons and knives. The price compared to washing the real thing or even renting from a catering company just can’t compare. And if someone steals a spoon, you won’t mind at all…

 Reflections Heavyweight “Looks Like Silver” Disposable Flatware for 40

 

Spoon in the underwear to avoid “Arranged Marriages”

I know the title sounds like some sort of cliche saying of an old wives tale or a joke but it’s not. It’s a very serious topic and it stretches the boundaries of this cutlery blog for certain.

Sometimes we need to talk about other things to put our own lives into perspective.

Many young British girls (usually 15 or 16) are being sent to South Asia to arranged marriages, against their will. It is sometimes under pretense of  going on holiday with family and they have no way of escaping their escorts and getting help. Sometimes the airport is their last chance in Britain to get help.

So Karma Nirvana charity came up with the genius idea of a spoon in their underwear.  ‘If they don’t know exactly when it may happen or if it’s going to happen, we advise them to put a spoon in their underwear,’ said Natasha Rattu, Karma Nirvana’s operations manager.

When the spoon sets off an alarm, ‘they will be taken to a safe space where they have that one last opportunity to disclose they’re being forced to marry,’ Rattu told AFP.

You can help out at http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

 

 

 

Guyot Designs 5 in 1 Microbite Set – A Tiny Travel Set

guyot microbite

It amazes me how often what is great camping gear is also great for the urban setting. The number of picnics (planned or not) or meals at amusement parks where I’ve been able to pull out a good set of Everyday Carry Cutlery is amazing. And every single time I get a look of “what is with this freak?” and then the light goes on and they watch me happily enjoy my meal.

This mini-utensil set has a very sturdy spork and knife. BPA free and reclaimable nylon and 2% of their sales go to support environmental action charities. The 5 in 1? I can count #1 knife, #2 fork, #3 spoon, #4 spatula and #5 ummm?

 Guyot Designs 5 in 1 Microbite Set

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