Jon Favreau’s Carving Fork from the movie “Chef”

Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork

Today’s cutlery post is just what it says on the title. We have finally found Jon Favreau’s carving fork from the movie “Chef”.

In the video screen shot above you can see Jon giving the original to Andrew Rea on the amazing YouTube show “Binging with Babish”.

This is one of the less used but most valued items in our kitchen. The weight and balance are wonderful. Not great for teflon pans but perfect for everything else. And especially good for making the infamous “Pasta Aglio e Olio” also from “Chef” as below:

The 7-Inch Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork is made of German 1.4116 high-carbon stainless steel. And it has a lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects. And did we mention it’s forged steel?

Messermeister Park Plaza Forged Carving Fork from Amazon

BYOC (Bring Your Own Cutlery) or ECC (Everyday Carry Cutlery)?

plastic picnic tray invented by French designer Jean-Pierre Vitrac

Above is the single use plastic picnic tray invented by French designer Jean-Pierre Vitrac. It’s from around the World War II era. I have to say it is pretty impressive. A cup, tray and cool looking knife, fork and spoon. And it’s plastic. And we aren’t happy with plastic these days and I get that.

So as the world plans on banning plastic and it’s use in the food industry we have new ideas. Here at the Cutlery Review we have been promoting what we call the Everyday Carry Cutlery or ECC. But our friends over at Treehugger.com are suggesting Bring Your Own Cutlery or BYOC. Either way it’s a great idea.

Read the article at Treehugger.com

Matte Black Flatware & Chopsticks by Luxware

matte black cutlery by Luxware

Matte black cutlery is very hot right now. In the past few years gold and rainbow where the thing but black is rising once again.

This matte black flatware and chopsticks set by Luxware looks like a great deal. Not only do you get the chopsticks but they double up on the forks and spoons.

This place setting for four people includes 4 sets of (7.25″) salad forks, (8.75″) steak forks, (8.5″) steak knives, (8.5″) dinner spoons, (7″) soup spoons, as well as 4 pairs of stainless steel chopsticks (not pictured above).

Matte Black Silverware Set – 20 Piece Dinnerware Set plus 4 Pairs of Chopsticks by Luxware from Amazon

How long have we been using cutlery?

viking_art__medieval_cutlery_by_elkapetan

The folks over at The Irish Times have a great article about the history and age of cutlery. How long have been using a fork, knife and spoon?

Excerpt:

“Spoons are among the oldest eating tools; it’s not hard to imagine early humans making the leap from natural spoons such as seashells or stones to fashioning spoons out of wood, animal horns and eventually metal, adding handles somewhere along the way.”

Checkout the entire article at The Irish Times