Posted on October 1, 2009
I have often made chopsticks with little rests ... like the traditional Asian ones. These days, however, I tend to make what I consider as 'modern' chopsticks. These, I generally sharply double-taper. Also, they are mostly asymmetrical ... in that, they are usually thinner in one dimension, so they lay better in the big hands of us westerners.
The idea for the hand dishes came one day when I was making some salad servers for Forest Treasures. While sanding, it occurred to me that the blade part of the salad servers fitted quite nicely in the hand and I thought "hmmm ... that would make a nice little dish". Then, the idea of marrying a pair of chopsticks to it evolved.
I think it's a really stylish little set. OK, our Asian friends who use chopsticks in real life might think it's a bit of a folly, but we're allowed to fudge a bit over here in knife-and-fork land.
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