It’s that time of year to carve up the bird. And you really do need a good fork to do that. Now Chef’s forks just don’t seem to have the sharp pointed tip and curve that the classic American carving fork has. And that you need!
And the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Carving Fork is probably your best bet for being that carving and serving fork for this year’s turkey or baked tofu.
This fork is made of dishwasher safe stainless steel with a soft, comfortable, non-slip grip, even when wet. Those two sharp tines on the fork spear and hold the food firmly while carving and then with the curve allow for the serving of your sliced delight.
This is classic American cutlery, not those silly french cooking forks!
We have been reading a lot of books lately here at the Cutlery Review, mostly Chef biographies. And we always note when they talk about what equipment they take to a kitchen. The infamous knife roll is of course expected but the “Spoon Roll” was a new one for us. If you are doing any plating or saucing you need a decent spoon or two.
The Mercer Culinary 7-Piece Plating Spoons set looks great. It consists of a Saucier Spoon, 9-Inch Solid Spoon, 7 7/8-Inch Solid, 7 7/8-Inch Slotted 7 7/78-inch precision drawing Spoon, and 7 7/8-inch perforated Spoon. All this is bundled up in a heavy duty roll to take the kitchen or cooking class. The flatware is made of 18-8 stainless steel.
We aren’t sure how this legend of cutlery escaped us all this time. A single piece of cutlery so infamous that it carries it’s inventor’s name. This is the Gray Kunz Spoon.
First of it’s pronounced “koons”. Gray Kunz, a successful New York chef who worked at Lespinasse, was being driven crazy by crappy flatware. He needed a spoon for cooking food or just platting dishes and what he had didn’t work. So he created his namesake tool to do just that. With a deep bowl, tapered edge, holding 2.5 tablespoons; a short handle, easy to control and perfectly balanced. This was the spoon he and every chef needed to created their dishes quickly and efficiently.
He had them manufactured in the late 90’s and soon every chef had one or wanted one.
Sadly, Gray Kunz passed away in March 2020. But his legend lives on.
Decorating kitchens and restaurants with just the right item can be a real chore sometimes. Finding something that says cooking to your guests is important and shouldn’t be too kitschy for the kitchen.
The “Funly mee Kitchen Restaurant Cutlery Spoon Wall Decoration, Cast Iron Wall Decor with Fork and Spoon for Rustic Kitchen or Dinning Room” (boy that’s a long name) looks like a great addition for your space.
These two spoons, fork and draining spoon are made of cast iron and removeable from the stand. The whole thing measures 13 by 9 inches.
Be warned this is decorative cutlery only and not to be used for any cooking of any sort at all!