Objectively speaking, is it better to eat with utensils than hands? If so, why? [more inside]
Hi, I want to buy a Le Creuset enameled cast iron dutch oven but because they are so expensive I can only buy one. I've waited a long time and finally I'm going to take the plunge and do it. I know I want the yellow color, and heaviness does not matter because I'm going to leave it on my stove top for display when I'm not using it, so I don't have to lug it in and out of my cupboard. [more inside]
A spoon was broken and there was much sadness. An old stainless steel serving spoon that hangs very elegantly on a pot rim finally snapped. It had been hanging on literally and figuratively for some time but now it is no more. I cannot manage to find a similar one to replace it. [more inside]
I bought this Salt & Pepper set at Bed Bath & Beyond a while back. I love the metal holder they come in. I run a hot sauce company and all my bottles are 5oz woozies, and they fit perfectly into these holders. Very snug and just look great. I have looked all over the place to find them where i can buy them wholesale and in bulk. The company that makes this product has a website that hasn't been updated in ages and emails do not get returned. Plus they are based out of Italy, so that is an issue as well. I have seen similar type products with square openings, or opening that are a little too big, but none that are as perfect as this one......Any suggestions on where to look? Primary need are circular opening that will hold a 5oz. woozie bottle. Much thanks!?
Last month I had dinner at a restaurant in Rome that used these utensils. They seem to each be made from a single, large nail. I've tried to find them online, but have come up empty. Maybe the hivemind has some ideas?
To be precise, I need to purchase a gift voucher (online) for a store selling kitchen utensils in Berkeley. Details inside. [more inside]
Going through our kitchen gadget drawer, we can across what looks like nothing so much as a wand. It has a label on it that says it's from Scotland. What is this thing?
If I were a chopstick connoisseur, which chopsticks would I have?
Kitchen Organization 101: Is there any obvious and efficient way to organize the drawer in my kitchen that holds all my big/weirdly shaped utensils (ie. mixing spoons, measuring cups, spatulas, pastry cutter, salad server, tongs, etc) that DOESN'T involve having them in a holder on the countertop? We don't have the counterspace to spare. [more inside]
What's in WMF's Ceradur coating for non-stick pans? And is it safe to use unlike Teflon? [more inside]
What's a good utensil set to buy (with an emphasis on forks)? [more inside]
What are these bamboo utensils coated with? I just got a canister filled with some bamboo utensils - spatula, spoon, slotted spoon etc. They seem to be waterproofed with some kind of coating. Does anyone know what kind of coating is used in this process? Thanks
We'd like to buy my mom some really good kitchen knives for her birthday. However, we don't really feel like paying $55 for a 4.5 inch knife. [more inside]
At many restaurants, after the starter course is finished, the waiter will remove my dirty knife and fork from the plate, and leave them for me to use with my main course. I dislike this, and usually will ask for a clean knife and fork for the next course. My question is: what is the thinking behind this? The added cost I would think is trivial, and it just seems really weird to expect people to eat a new course with food from the last course on the utensils. Is there some financial aspect to putting more utensils through the dishwasher that I'm missing?
Why are Chinese spoons shaped like that? [more inside]
Where can I find really cool RED kitchen equipment? [more inside]
I'm thinking about designing and making my own eating utensils, because I am that food obsessed. But I'm unsure of what materials to use. [more inside]
DC and surrounding area thrift store filter: I am willing to drive into rural MD or VA to find second hand/ thrift/ junk stores that have not been picked over- I am looking to buy mismatched dinnerware pieces and silver. Any recommendations? Hidden treasure troves? [more inside]
Anybody know where I can buy the Faces - Ferran Adria Collection in America? I'm looking for three specific items, and would like to avoid paying the exorbitant overseas shipping charges associated with ordering from a foreign source. Online sources preferred, but even a bricks and mortar store that I might be able to call and order from would be fine. Thanks in advance
I've got too much junk in my drawers. How can I make it easier to get to? [MI] [more inside]
I'm looking for a great chef's knife. I'm getting married soon so we're registering for gifts. My fiancee and I already have a decent set of knives, but I want a really fantastic chef's knife. While poking around on Alton Brown's site, I noticed his glowing
shill endorsement for Kershaw Shun knives. Does anyone have any other opinions or recommendations?