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The Pleasure of Eating Off Wooden Plates

Updated on September 28, 2014

Eating is more fun from Wooden Plates

Great food tastes even more delicious from wooden plates. Once you try dining off wood you will be hooked it just feels right and natural. You may have already experienced using wooden platters in a good restaurant. Esthetics's and presentation add to our enjoyment of food, when you've grown your own vegetables or fruit or got quality produce from a farmer's market because you want the healthiest tastiest food for your family well when you eat this from a wooden platter you will feel even closer to nature.

You can find wooden plates and platters at craft fairs and now online, see below for different choices.

Handmade Cyprus Wood Platter with fruit

Handmade Cyprus Wood Platter with fruit
Handmade Cyprus Wood Platter with fruit

Eating from wood facts and tips

  1. Generally wooden plates are designed for eating on and the use of knife and fork, they are generally not designed to be cutting boards
  2. Hand wash your wooden dishes with soap and water
  3. Clean occasionally with a mild solution of 2 tablespoons bleach in a quart of water. Remove any tackiness from your wooden dishes by rubbing with salt or fine 120 grit sandpaper.
  4. Occasionally rub refined mineral oil into the wood and let it sit for up to 30 minutes then wipe off the excess
  5. A perfectly flat platter is best for displaying hors d'oeuvre , selections of cheeses or fruit, vegetables and eating non-liquid foods from.
  6. Wooden platters with raised edges exist for eating all types of meals (as any conventional plate)
  7. Shallow and deep wooden bowls exist for eating soups, salads, desserts
  8. Very high quality of wood needs to be used for Wooden Platters, the wood is generally sanded to be very smooth for ease of cleaning

Wooden Plates and Platters

Bring out the best from your cooking, display your healthy wholefoods in the most attractive way with wooden plates

Blueberries Tomatoes in a Wooden Bowl

Blueberries Tomatoes in a Wooden Bowl
Blueberries Tomatoes in a Wooden Bowl

Wooden Plate, Platters and Trays

Acaciaware, by Pacific Merchants, is the highest quality and best valued Acacia woodenware available on the market; the bowls are hand turned from one solid piece of Acacia hardwood and the serving pieces are hand carved, making each one a unique, sculptured work of art. Acaciaware is a dense, naturally resinous hardwood which, by its very nature, resists penetration by water and will not absorb stains or odors.

Use the Acaciaware Square Serving Tray / Plate every day and use it on special occasions - the exquisite craftsmanship, gorgeous color and natural design will make a special occasion out of any occasion. Acaciaware also means easy care. Hand wash with warm soapy water and air dry. It doesn't typically require oil but, if for some reason it appears to be drying out, simply use a non-toxic mineral oil to restore the wood grain to its original beauty. Creating high quality woodenware is not Pacific Merchants only concern, they are also concerned about the environment.

Pacific Merchants cares about sustaining the environment and are constantly looking for environmentally friendly wood sources.

Pacific Merchants Acaciaware 12-Inch Acacia Wood Square Serving Tray
Pacific Merchants Acaciaware 12-Inch Acacia Wood Square Serving Tray

Square serving tray/charger with upturned edge; 12 by 12 inches

Durable, resinous acacia hardwood with rich color and prominent grain

Harvested using careful practices to protect and sustain the environment

Handcrafted for subtly unique details on each piece; water- and stain-resistant

Wash by hand and air dry; can be treated with non-toxic mineral oil

 

Wooden Bowls

Wooden bowls enhance the appearance of food and the taste

Bamboo Cutting Board Set, 2-Board Set

The 2-piece bamboo cutting board set includes two cutting boards. Boards measure 8-1/2 by 11 by 3/8-inch and 9-1/2 by 13-3/8-inch. Don't be caught again without an extra cutting board 3/8 of an inch thick means that these boards are maneuverable and easy to store. Made of strong, eco friendly bamboo. They're also durable; they have a tri-ply, cross laminate construction with a specially formulated high temperature adhesive. Each piece is distinctively attractive, super strong, and totally "green" The benefits of using bamboo are numerous. For example: bamboo is 16-percent harder than maple, it’s naturally anti-microbial and it’s eco friendly; it holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective, and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread clear cutting of our old growth forests. Totally Bamboo uses organically grown Moso bamboo, so you need not worry about harmful pesticides or fertilizers. Plus, this bamboo is not a food source, or a habitat, for the Giant Panda. Totally good for you and totally good for the environment! Boards are easy to maintain. Wash with warm water and use Totally Bamboo’s Revitalizing Oil, occasionally, to extend the life and keep them looking beautiful

Wooden Platters and Charger Plates

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Camembert Cheese and Grapes decoratively arranged on a Wooden PlatterCarrot and Banana Healthy NibblesA top quality wooden platter
Camembert Cheese and Grapes decoratively arranged on a Wooden Platter
Camembert Cheese and Grapes decoratively arranged on a Wooden Platter
Carrot and Banana Healthy Nibbles
Carrot and Banana Healthy Nibbles
A top quality wooden platter
A top quality wooden platter

Eating off Wood Ideas Photo Gallery

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Avocado Halves filled with Pomegranate berriesFruit selection on a wooden platter, kiwis, grapes,clementines and quality chocolate piecesBanana as Roman Galley with cream and chocolate pieces
Avocado Halves filled with Pomegranate berries
Avocado Halves filled with Pomegranate berries
Fruit selection on a wooden platter, kiwis, grapes,clementines and quality chocolate pieces
Fruit selection on a wooden platter, kiwis, grapes,clementines and quality chocolate pieces
Banana as Roman Galley with cream and chocolate pieces
Banana as Roman Galley with cream and chocolate pieces

Sustainable Bamboo Platters

Sustainable Bamboo Platters
Sustainable Bamboo Platters

Your own imagination should already be giving you ideas how you can enhance your family's cuisine. Do it any which way you like. I reuse chopping boards to present cut fruit, or vegetables.

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    • srsddn lm profile image

      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      A good alternative to traditional ways.

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      blanckj 

      7 years ago

      Sushi is a perfect excuse to eat off a wooden plate. Thanks.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Certainly an interesting idea. In South India, there is a tradition of eating food on a banana leaf. The lens looks really awesome and so are the plates (including the food!) :)

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      viscri8 

      7 years ago

      I eat from anywhere but wooden plates are the best. Wood is good and food is good, both are best for a good mood.

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      rhonney 

      7 years ago

      wooden plate.??LOL

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Wooden plates are new to me and I think something that must be added to my wish list. I love all things natural and wood is a favorite. I have eater from wooden salad bowls and enjoyed that. How enticing and I love your serving suggestion picture with the avocado stuffed with pomegranate. Pomegranate is also wonderful on top of a little salad with spinach leaves, kiwi and a little sweet dressing slightly drizzled on top ~ had it at my sister's house once and just remembered it.

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      julieannbrady 

      7 years ago

      Well, I would eat on wood if I could ... but what about splinters?

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      GramaBarb 

      8 years ago from Vancouver

      Really interesting!

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