'cutlery' on Serious Eats

Serious Cheese: All About Cheese Knives

Photograph from Balakov on Flickr For some reason the American kitchen is a breeding ground for useless gadgets, tools, and knickknacks. Do we really need a separate tool to make balls out of melons? (Actually, melon ballers are quite useful for many different tasks, but that's a subject for another post.) Living in New York City, where most apartments have tiny kitchens with only a handful of cabinets, I am forced to be ruthlessly Spartan with my gadgetry. This is why I am generally opposed to cheese knives. I tend to follow Alton Brown's golden rule: never own a kitchen gadget that has only one use. So what kinds of knives do work well with cheese? My suggestions, after... More

Chopsticks Aid, a Fork Attached to Chopsticks

If you find yourself in Asia without chopsticks chops, consider the Chopsticks Aid. The sleek-looking fork face attached to sticks was designed by a Czech man named Jaroslav Kucera. Because, you know, those Czechs are always looking out for our chopstick dexterity. Or you could just learn how to use chopsticks. [via conky] Related Chopsticks vs Fork [Talk] Serious Eats HQ Got New Sporks An In-Depth Tribute to Sporks... More

Serious Eats HQ Got New Sporks

Serrated edge on the fork. Ed went to Baltimore last weekend and came back with sporks from the American Visionary Art Museum. This isn't your typical fanged spoon, where the cutlery duo sits on one end. This involves a spoon on one side, fork on the other and a serrated side. Sporknife? So far we've used them to cut oranges (sharp enough), scoop up oatmeal (deep enough), and even open a plastic-wrapped Dr. John album. So multi-talented, that spork! Ergonomically comfortable, these Light My Fire brand sporks were designed by Joachim Nordwall. They come in 19 colors, and when ordered in bulk, special theme packages exist like "combat" (green and gray) and "bistro" (your mod red and black). As... More

Babyplane! The Best Spoon for Kids Ever

My friend John told me the other day that his son was at the stage where he was only willing to eat if John pretended the spoon was a plane or train en route to his little mouth. I sent him a link this morning to Babyplane, a spoon with a little plastic plane built around it, and he wrote back to call it a scientific breakthrough, saying, "You could actually TRIPLE the amount of food that gets into a toddler with that spoon." $15 at Pylones, in blue or pink.... More

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