Tagged With cutlery

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When you're cooking, as long as the ingredients go well together, you can toss almost anything together and call it a meal. But when you're baking, there's a science to the ingredients, especially when it comes to proportions. Levelling off a measuring spoon ensures you're adding the exact amount of a given ingredient, and with these self-levelling Levoons, you'll never have to reach for a knife again.

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Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter — a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but also what our food tastes like. There's even evidence that the adoption of the table knife transformed the shape of European faces.

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If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are safer, easier and more comfortable to use.

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If there's one downside to a summer spent relaxing at garden parties and backyard barbecues, it's having to dine with disposable plastic cutlery. It's flimsy and it's awkward — and thanks to designer Wei Young, you'd be far better off just bringing this reusable set that folds away so it can hang off a carabiner.

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Be careful next time you reach for a spoon: your choice of cutlery could significantly affect the way your food tastes. That's according to new research published in the open access journal Flavour, which suggests that the size, shape and colour of cutlery changes the way we perceive.

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There are probably rules and proper etiquette on where to place a condiment-covered knife once you've spread jams or butter on your bread. But most of us just place it on the counter or table anyway, leaving an additional mess to be cleaned up. Is there a better way you ask? This self-standing butter knife.