Bamboo plates and “sporks”: disposables you can feel good about!

May 10, 2012

Sporks! They’re fun, adorable, petite. Great for serving dessert to a crowd, like this luscious strawberry sorbet with Grand Marnier

… or for hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, like this heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini and basil, which is not only easy to prepare for a large crowd but never fails to win rave reviews from young and old alike.

If you’re planning a big party or a summer picnic, and don’t feel like ending up with piles of dishes, consider bamboo plates over the plastic or Styrofoam kind.

There’re no reason not to love them. They’re inexpensive, disposable (and also reusable), organic, and biodegradable (you can even throw them in your compost!) And… they’re stylish!

11″ Bamboo Plates
8 plates per pack. They’re sturdy and won’t fall apart.

Bamboo Sporks
24 sporks per pack. They’re a new party favorite!

Try this rosemary gelato with crème fraîche. A delicious way to wow your guests, while putting those little sporks to work!

© 2011 Viviane Bauquet Farre Food & Style NY LLC

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz June 28, 2011 at 9:56 am

Gosh, I LOVE these! What fabulous products…I’d be reusing the heck out of these.

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Emily @Cleanliness June 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

I’ll be quite honest. I’d be the weirdo trying not to dispose of this and reuse them! They’re so adorable :)

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Adora's Box June 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Those are just adorable little things! I would never think of throwing them away. Bamboo is a sturdy material so should last for some time.

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madge @ vegetariancasserolequeen June 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

This is great information! My son’s 5th birthday party is coming up and I’ve been dreading the thought of disposable dishes…

Now I don’t have to worry about it!

Thanks again!

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Viviane June 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Liz, Emily, Adora! I’m with you.. these bamboo plates and “sporks” are too beautiful to throw away after one use! I’ve been soaking and washing mine in soapy water… and then air drying. As long as not too much oil gets on them, they do just fine.

Madge, I’m so thrilled to hear you might consider getting the bamboo plates for your son’s 5th birthday party. I’m sure you;ll love them. Happy birthday to him!

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Tiffany June 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

How cool! And I love that they are compostable!

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Angie@Angie's Recipes May 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

o how adorable are those forks! Perfect for any garden parties.

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Steve @ the black peppercorn May 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love these sporks Viviane! these are great disposable options. So much better than styrofoam

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Viviane May 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Steve! Thank you for stopping by… Anything is better than styrofoam, right?! Very glad you love the sporks.

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Shari, The Saucy Gourmet May 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I love the word spork, it cracks me up every time I hear it. I gotta buy me some of these, they are way cool. Love your blog!

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Viviane May 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Thank you Shari!

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Shannon | JustAsDelish May 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

These are lovely & stylish, definitely add some style to any party any time!

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Tina@flourtrader May 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

Great products here, perfect for picnics or just days where you are not in the mood for washing dishes. Also, they do make for a much better presentation than paper plates!

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Viviane May 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Tina, I’m with you… Bamboo makes very classy disposables!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 26, 2012 at 4:27 am

Those sporks are such a great idea, perfect for picnics.

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Viviane May 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

Thanks for stopping by Sylvie!

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