Forks Away – a Classic Pastry Set and Giveaway #65
When I lived in Leamington Spa many years ago, there was a captivating kitchen shop which I liked to wander around and dream of one day being able to buy some of the lovely things it held. Pastry forks and cake servers weren’t even on my radar then, but I did have my eye on some classic Arthur Price cutlery.
I’d just got my first post-university job and had virtually nothing in the way of spare change after buying food and paying the bills. However, one day I decided I was fed up with eating from a couple of tinny forks and spoons I’d picked up from a local charity shop and it was time to invest in something better. The Grecian cutlery from Arthur Price was both stylish and of good quality. Every month, after receiving my wages, I went out and bought one or two items, a fork here and a couple of teaspoons there. I didn’t bother with any knives as I’m a fan of bone handled ones and have managed to acquire quite a collection over the years – from charity shops and the kindness of friends. Eventually I’d built up a set of forks, spoons and teaspoons for eight people as well as four serving spoons. I’ve never looked back and never regretted my choice. They have served me, my family and my guests well over the years and get taken out whenever I have friends over for dinner or a special meal of any kind.
Arthur Price is a British family business which was established over a century ago in the spoon and fork capital, Birmingham. Now based in Lichfield, the company is in the hands of 4th generation Simon Price who is keen to continue the tradition of high quality design and craftsmanship that made the company famous. When I had a look at the website, I couldn’t quite believe my luck, but I spotted a set of pastry forks in my very own Grecian style.
There is something very civilised about eating cakes and pastries with a fork but it’s also practical and avoids getting sticky fingers. Pastry forks look attractive too and raise a tea table to a level of sophistication that is not often seen in our house. When you have a matching cake server, it can only get better. I couldn’t wait to try them out. When I made my fig almond cake with whisky the other day, I made six additional mini ones, so I could christen my pastry forks with something suitably elegant. The forks are not only a pleasure to look at, but they’re good to hold too. They feel both sturdy and light at the same time. Made from high quality 18/10 stainless steel, they do not bend easily.
The pastry forks are available on their own as a set of six and currently retail at £33. They would make someone a lovely gift for Christmas. Or why not have a look at the website to see if anything else grabs your fancy – there is more on offer than cutlery. Arthur Price are offering Tin and Thyme readers a 20% discount on items from their online store and it’s valid right up to the wire.
20 % Discount Code valid until 24th December – AP122420
Thanks to Arthur Price for the pastry set. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.