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/
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
If 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
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