Claire Lower is the food & beverage editor for Lifehacker’s Skillet site which we read regularly around here.
She published an article stating “When You’re Cooking, Use a Wooden Spoon to Taste Food”. The reasons she gives are mostly related to temperature and not burning yourself. Hot cutlery can be a problem. Most kitchens use metal tasting spoons. And wood tends to burn on gas ranges.
We have featured a few products by Joseph Joseph here at The Cutlery Review. And I have to say that this one is a bit of a mind blower.
The DrawerStore is a new way at looking at how to organize your flatware in the kitchen drawer. The internet has been abuzz with talk of the order of left to right in which your knife, forks and spoons should be placed. This turns it on it’s head.
And I quote: “Storing your cutlery at an angle allows you to store a full set of cutlery in less than half the space of a conventional tray.”
And on top of that they have little icons to show what goes where!
As reported at Delish.com the famous TV cooking competition show Top Chef introduced something new to the table for the first time in a long while.
“Top Chef added Dining Elevated’s ‘Uplifts’ to the table. The four- to six-inch rests give judges a place to put their forks, knives, and spoons in between bites while also adding a luxe look to the tables.”
“Flatware rests are a simple solution to prevent cross-contamination of foodborne pathogens from the tabletop to utensil, and thus, an added layer of consumer protection.”
I am a big fan of cutlery rests and have been making my own origami ones for chopsticks for years. The rests on Top Chef were a little boring. We discovered these charming cutlery and chopstick rests over at Amazon. They are made of dishwasher safe premium zinc alloy which is food-safe, lead-free and nontoxic. Woof!