Dining

Spoon warmers

Spoon warmer

Food served with a cold spoon may cool down too quickly for some tastes. Even worse, a dish with rich, fatty gravy may congeal unappealingly on its way to your plate. A decorative container filled with hot water to keep serving spoons and sauce ladles warm seemed like the perfect solution in Victorian England. The […]

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Marrow scoops, spoons & table manners

silver marrow scoop spoons

A silver marrow scoop is an elegant solution to a problem most of us don’t have today. How can you get the tasty marrow out of meat bones without abandoning your table manners? Upper class diners adopted new rules of etiquette during the 1600s. Forks appeared on posh tables to help people eat with a […]

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