Life's too short to eat bad food - Me

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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I got an e-mail from Bob del Grosso this morning, asking me if I'd ever seen a kitchen implement like this. Our friend Tyrone is a cook on a hospital ship and found it in the galley. I have never seen anything like it.

It has a double set of fork-like tines and the u-shaped doohicky on the bottom. That doohicky did remind me of an antique carving fork I have. It is pictured below. It has a pivoting piece between the handle and the tines that serves as a rest or stand - I wonder the u thing does the same?

Any ideas?

13 comments:

redman said...

I'm starting to think this thing is not a kitchen tool- just can't figure out what it would be. Maybe a meat tenderizer? I've never seen anything like it

tyronebcookin said...

The only help i can give Scotty, is that the handle is a faux wood grain look, and on the 'neck'of the chrome it has in real small letters 'REGD 911032 Made in England' of which no 'google' turned up a thing! Thanks for trying to help with the mystery!

Scotty said...

Tyrone, have you tried setting it down on a flat surface on the"c" "u", as I did with the fork?

In any case I sent an e-mail to Jack of the food blog redactedrecipes.com. He's from England. I am also sending it to a friend in Australia. Australians are only English with prawns, barbies and criminal records!

The bigger the posse . . .

Scotty said...

I know it was my idea originally, but the newest photo Tyrone sent make it look like it should sit that way.

redman said...

I think a carving fork is plausible. It depends on whether it actually works to dig into meat as you're carving it.

Tyrone,
can you roast up a joint of meat and see if it works like that ? hehehe

Scotty said...

A carving fork for a Pushmi-Pullyu?

Bob del Grosso said...

The thing is totally stupid and useless, otherwise we'd all know what it was for.

Nice analogy Scotty, I think you are on to something.

I'm betting the Old Foodie nails it.

mike said...

I'm Betting it is a pastry tool. Crimping dough edges with tines or scraping the edge of a pie dish with the cresent . Mike A.

JokeyJoe said...

I have come accross one of these and Googled to find out what it is. I can confirm, it's a double sided fork / skewer for serving steak...Hope this helps!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Valiant-Sheffield-Stainless-%2F-Wood-Steak-Serving-Set_W0QQitemZ350304055227QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100112?IMSfp=TL100112239001r38372

Anonymous said...

So does anyone know what these steak skewers are worth?

Scotty Harris said...

I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

I've got exactly the same one in a second-hand shop in Geneva last week and have also no idea what it is. Did you find a clue since 2013???

Anonymous said...

The problem is, the people who have used it are old. They are generally not on the internet, and as such this is the blind asking the blind what a cat looks like :P I asked around a nursing home and it's a carving fork to hold the knife in place while sawing.





Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Life's too short to eat bad food -
Me