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A Brief Guide to Silverware Maintenance

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/22/17 10:00 AM

 

Maintaining your tools and keeping them in peak condition is a practice dating back to the beginning of time. That extends to the table as well. Dining utensils are arguably the most commonly used tools in our society today. For restaurants and foodservice operations, silverware is put to work every day, if not every hour. How can these essential dining tools withstand the test of time?

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The Difference Between American Dining and European Dining Styles

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/17/17 9:38 PM

 

 

There's no doubt Americans and Europeans do things differently. From the metric system to counting with our fingers, we have many idiosyncrasies that comprise our overall cultural canons. But perhaps nothing divides our cultures more than our dining habits.

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How and Why is a French Sauce Spoon Used?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/9/17 8:24 PM

 

To the unfamiliar, it might look like a spoon with a small defect. For many chefs however, it’s a must-have utensil in their restaurants.

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The Basics of the Fish Knife

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/27/17 12:01 PM

 

Is it some pretentious remnant of the Victorian era, or is it something that helps make any fish dish easier to eat?

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How Dinnerware Can Help Patients Dine with Dignity

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/17/17 10:30 AM

 

Eating is one of the most basic things we do as humans. When we no longer have the ability to eat the way we normally do, this can be traumatic and demoralizing. It's at this point where physical health can affect mental health.

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What You Can Learn in a Bauscher Hepp Showroom

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/18/17 7:04 PM

 

With locations in Raleigh, New York City, and Chicago, Bauscher Hepp offers showroom guests the chance to touch the plates, hold the forks and knives, and even drink wine from glassware. While these visceral experiences are certainly worthwhile, a visit to one of our Bauscher Hepp showrooms can provide an even deeper look at our company and our brands as a whole.

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The Origins of Silverware

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/11/17 7:23 PM

 

Spoons are for soup. Knives are for cutting meat or other large food items. Forks help you eat those bites. But why are these items collectively referred to as silverware? Here's everything you need to know about the history of silver as a metal choice for flatware and dining utensils.

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A Brief History of the Knife

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/30/17 8:00 AM

 

It’s the tool that is literally the cutting edge of eating utensils. The knife is the one tabletop utensil that has a storied history as both a weapon and a dining tool. Not only could you kill your food with it, but also cut it up for consumption with the same handy implement. In fact, it’s the only utensil Crocodile Dundee approves of.

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A Brief History of the Spoon

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/3/17 8:00 AM

 

For as long as humans have been eating, they’ve needed an eating utensil to scoop up the food. Sometimes cupping your hands just didn’t do the trick. And that’s when the spoon took its rightful spot at the table. 

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A Brief History of the Fork

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/22/17 6:32 PM

 

Yogi Berra once said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." And like the quote itself, the brief history of the fork is almost just as bizarre.

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