Unique Serving - ware not cookware unless used as serving ware

How many of you use unique serving-ware ?

Antique dishes, ceramic, square porcelain or ceramic, black plates, terracotta clay earthenware, stemware, etcetra ?

How are we defining unique? Like, there’s only one of these plates in the world? Or just unusual or non-traditional?

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I’m assuming you mean using different dishes to serve at the table vs the dishes/pots that were used to cook?

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Or using vessels in ways for which they weren’t intended,…,.

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Good for a chuckle: http://wewantplates.com/

We Want Plates is the global crusade against serving food on bits of wood and roof slates, chips in mugs and drinks in jam jars.

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I think you’re trying to find something unique for your photo shooting?

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If unique means a hodgepodge of stuff then I’m a poster boy :boy:

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Saw these.

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Heather O Connor

You can find a lot of interesting stuff in Pinterest or Instagram.

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Some of those are absolutely gorgeous!

But the coconut I find wasteful - the meat should have been removed first.

There are dishes in east and south India which use young coconut flesh, and then the dish is either cooked or served or both in the shell. Looks pretty, but also all the usable matter is removed first.

ETA the pic.
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Vegetables as containers, I think if cooking is involved with the vegetables, it is more interesting.

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Like this set! Astier de Villatte stuff has been quite trendy for a while.

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Naf,

Always ! However, also for Father´s Day, here - March 19th … Saint José …

Thank you so much !!!

Naf,

These White kit kat plates are extraordinary … Oh wow … gorgeous selection.

The gold and pewter toned ceramic plate is awesome …

Actually, they are all extraordinary serving - ware …

Of course, the cuisine or the specific dish actually is the key protagonist of the serving - ware and needs to fit into the vessel chosen to serve the dish.

I am working with my Mom and Mom in law and 2 daughter in laws on the Menu …

Once we have gone through all of my father´s and father in laws and grand fathers favorite dishes, we can begin to look for the serving - ware and go through all our own collections !!!

Definitely shall be fish / shellfish focused …

And of course, appetisers … These shall be a wide variety of Mediterranean specialties.

THIS IS IBERIAN HAM FROM THE DEHUESA, BADAJOZ, DESIGNATION AND WAS SERVED TO US BY CHEF ALBERT ADRIA.

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Un - traditional … Distinct … Engimatic …

Have a lovely evening.

Pilgrim,

Exactly, however, do please note, that they must be non toxic …

Saregama,

Yes and no. Terracotta earthenwares or tiny paella pans (palleras) are used for both cooking and for serving-ware at the lunch table.

Have a lovely evening and Thank you both for your replies.

Chocolate Crunch served on black velvet with Moroccan edible gold leaf foil …

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I assume they don’t include things like serving food on leaves on train platforms in India as bad ideas. Both that and flimsy clay cups for chai make dish disposal easy–you just throw them out the window. One biodegrades; the other crumbles.

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Indeed. I was thinking more of cross-cultural service like serving Japanese savory Chawanmushi in French pot de creme cups
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or rice pudding in confiture jars

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