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

Peeling Ginger with a Spoon

peeling ginger

Whether it’s in a stir fry or cocktail, ginger is a big favorite in our house. Since it is also very handy for any stomach troubles and dealing with sea sickness, I went looking for a way of making my own preserved ginger. My hero’s at America’s Test Kitchen have this great recipe for Candied Ginger. But the best part I think (and cutlery related) is the technique for peeling ginger with a spoon. Easy and no waste by using a knife and a vegetable peeler never seems to work.

YouTube video on peeling ginger

Vera Wang Equestrian Flatware

vera wang flatware

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


Chicago Cutlery

chicago cutlery fusion

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