It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.
What's serious cooking without at least one Le Creuset bowl in the mix? Our choice at the holidays: this large oval serving bowl, ready to carry three quarts of tasty fixings to the table.
This serving-carving tray is a piece you'll be thankful for throughout the year. It acts as a carving station (catching the juices below), a cold plate (you can insert an ice pack between the top and bottom pieces), and a serving tray (when you use the pieces separately).
One fish, two fish, red fish…(well almost) will protect your table in Alessi's Pescher trivet. When not in use, it folds up to form a neat and tidy school ready to rise to the occasion the next time a hot plate comes a callin'.
When you're in trouble with a lack of trivets, this ovenproof porcelain dish will come in handy. The handles do double duty to keep the hot pot off the tabletop and also let you hold it with one hand and serve with the other should the occasion call for it.
Encouraging your guests to use a napkin instead of the tablecloth might be as easy as putting out the (recycled) paper goods in this stainless steel holder from Alessi. It’s guaranteed to get their attention, but no promises on making them mind their manners.
There are few manufacturers who warm our hearts—and tables—like Heath Ceramics in Sausailto, California. This ceramic bowl, in a seasonal red hue, could be a salad-serving piece as its name suggests, though we think it'd look most excellent filled with green beans.
Cutting the first piece of the cake is always the most difficult. Magisso makes it possible to easily slice and slide out that initial serving with its elegant Cake Server (also available in playful white, purple, lime, or black colors).