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Old 04.04.2011, 15:49
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Re: Soup Spoons?

<Thinking aloud> Do Italians use round spoons for pasta? </Thinking aloud>
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Old 04.04.2011, 15:51
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Re: Soup Spoons?

Janite to the rescue!! I found them soup spoons at Migros in Zug at the Metalli. They are exactly the ones you posted. They sell them by the piece and about 3 francs/piece. And yes, they are much more comfortable to eat soup with then the pointy ones. One can never be too careful...
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Re: Soup Spoons?

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This is a peculiarly British thing. I'd never seen them until I lived in England. Hence, FrankS's comment is appropriate:


Exactly why the British need a plastic washing up bowl to put inside their steel (or porcelain, or plastic) washing up sink, I have no idea.
Think about it for a few seconds and you may work out that glass and china smashes against steel and porcelain but doesn't against palstic
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Old 04.04.2011, 15:54
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Think about it for a few seconds and you may work out that glass and china smashes against steel and porcelain but doesn't against palstic
I love those big Belfast sinks, but they make me dead nervous.

Same with granite worktops.

Anyway. I have a plastic washing up bowl. I must have bought it in Switzerland.
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Old 04.04.2011, 15:56
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Talking of washing up, i havent seen a handmop here like is used in england to do the washing up
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Think about it for a few seconds and you may work out that glass and china smashes against steel and porcelain but doesn't against palstic
We don't smash them. We wash them up.
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Yeah, I don't normally find these in Swiss restaurants. They would work quite well with fondue. Weird that they don't use them...
Speargun fondue. More spear. Less fondue. 10x the fun.

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Think about it for a few seconds and you may work out that glass and china smashes against steel and porcelain but doesn't against palstic
OK, I thought about it, and I realised that in decades of washing up in a steel sink, I have never -- not once -- smashed anything via contact with the sink. I guess I must be particularly skillful.
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Talking of washing up, i havent seen a handmop here like is used in england to do the washing up
a.k.a. a cloth? They do exist, I assure you.
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OK, I thought about it, and I realised that in decades of washing up in a steel sink, I have never -- not once -- smashed anything via contact with the sink. I guess I must be particularly skillful.
Maybe all your stuff is plastic..............
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Old 04.04.2011, 16:00
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a.k.a. a cloth? They do exist, I assure you.
Nope it aint a cloth, its a handmop
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OK, I thought about it, and I realised that in decades of washing up in a steel sink, I have never -- not once -- smashed anything via contact with the sink. I guess I must be particularly skillful.
I wish I was as skillful as you. I tend to get bollocked daily for breaking something against either the sink or the tap!
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Old 04.04.2011, 16:02
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Exactly. And, as your link shows, American flatware set practically never include what we would call a tea spoon. The smallest size actually is kind of a dessert spoon, at least 60% larger than a real tea spoon.

My theory is that Americans do not know what a teas spoon is, but all recipes use them. So the cooks take dessert spoons instead. Result: Those 60% cause all the overweight.

Er, all the Americans I know use measuring spoons for cooking... NOT flatware!



Further, everyone I knew tended to have long-handled tea spoons which generally are part of a separate "auxiliary" set, same goes with the rounded soup spoons, dessert forks and "serving ware" (matching ladles, serving forks and such that you'd have for use at the table rather than in the kitchen).
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And where do you see England in that comment? We are talking food here.
Hark. A German talking about the quality of British food!! At least our sausages contain meat!!
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Exactly why the British need a plastic washing up bowl to put inside their steel (or porcelain, or plastic) washing up sink, I have no idea.
They don't know what sink plugs are.
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a.k.a. a cloth? They do exist, I assure you.
a.k.a. i didnt know but i thought i would guess.
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Further, everyone I knew tended to have long-handled tea spoons...
Unfortunately much of The World as well as areas outside of Great Britain haven't learned how to drink tea properly, in a tall glass half full of ice. They wouldn't know what to do with a real tea spoon .
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This is a peculiarly British thing. I'd never seen them until I lived in England. Hence, FrankS's comment is appropriate:


Exactly why the British need a plastic washing up bowl to put inside their steel (or porcelain, or plastic) washing up sink, I have no idea.
I've no idea either. As soon as my Swiss girlfriend (now wife) moved in with me in the U.K, the washing up bowl was one of the first things to go!

I think it may be because of the sink material before stainless steel used to be ceramic which would easily chip your plates so the bowl would protect the plates. That's not a problem with stainless steel sinks.

Ye olde English sink. Now only used by our butlers:

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Unfortunately much of The World as well as areas outside of Great Britain haven't learned how to drink tea properly, in a tall glass half full of ice. They wouldn't know what to do with a real tea spoon .
Well, Americans don't even drink cups of tea - they're weird and drink cups of sugar and cups of flour (or so I've read).

One would have though that the flour gets stuck in the back of one's throat, wouldn't one?
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Is Flatware an American word for cutlery?
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