A Brief History of Skewers

Posted by Catering Supplier on 15th Sep 2010

by Kara Mae Adamo

During battle, when Turkish soldiers of different archaic tribes would eat, they would roast their meats and vegetables over an open flame.

In order to not burn their hands, they would skewer the food with their swords, turning them slowly and eating straight off the blade. This tradition eventually led to the famed shish kebob (which translates to “gobbets of meat roasted on a spit or skewers”).

In Japan, skewering meets and grilling them over blazing charcoal is considered an orthodox method of cooking food. In Hawaii—where the cuisine is a melding of different cultures ranging from Polynesia to Japan and China—skewers were used for roasting combinations of foods like pork and pineapple over large flames.

The tradition stems even dates back to Byzantine Greeks and even further back, the practice having been described in Homer’s Odyssey.

Now, you can bring this tradition to your dinner table. Restaurantware.com is currently featuring an eco-friendly line of high-quality bamboo skewers, bamboo picks and willow skewers that will be sure to delight your guests. Skewers come in a variety of styles, from knotted picks and bamboo paddle skewers, to beaded and braided styles, they’ll be sure to fit the atmosphere of any occasion.

Restaurantware.com is also featuring a variety of bar supplies like martini picks and swizzle sticks for either that perfect luau or to properly present the olives in that classic dirty martini. Because Restaurantware.com provides products that are not only affordable, but ecologically responsible, you’ll be “going green” with every drink you serve. In providing a unique spin on the traditional plastic swords and mini umbrellas, you’ll be giving your restaurant, hotel, or special event a competitive, eco-savvy edge that your guests will love and both the planet and your budget will thank you for.

Restaurantware.com offers a variety of eco-friendly, affordable, stylish alternatives to meet your culinary needs. Dedicated to providing the perfect pieces for every occasion, Restaurantware.com has everything you need to cater your events, from weddings and formal dinners, to restaurants, hotels and conventions. With a wide variety of designs to chose from, “going green” and staying trendy has never been easier.

Restaurantware.com is answering the growing demand of businesses and consumers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and live a greener lifestyle by offering environmentally-friendly bio-degradable tableware, plastic champagne flutes and plastic wine glasses for events, business meetings, wedding parties and more. For more information or to view the complete catering supplies and plastic plates line, please visit www.restaurantware.com.

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