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Old 09-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Talking Are you a tong or fork chef?

Want to have fun in a professional kitchen? Hide a chefs tongs or carving fork. I'm a tong chef, my tongs are an extension of my hands and are invaluable during service; many chefs prefer to use a carving fork instead. Which do you prefer?

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Old 09-20-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Tongs all the way for me. I don't even think I own a carving fork. OK I know I have one, but it is buried in a drawer somewhere never to see the light of day.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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They both have a place in my kitchen.........
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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Tongs for cooking, but I finally got me a carving fork for carving.... been wanting one
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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I agree... Fork for carving, tongs for everything else.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:39 AM   #6
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If you were asking me while I was still in school I would say I use my carving fork for "elegantly" twisting long pasta onto the serving plate, neatly placing objects onto a plate (using the tines as a guide), removing roasts to a carving board (by sticking the fork underneath to steady it while you use tongs to lift it), etc. We were taught to carve using a gloved hand to steady the roast - "NEVER stick anything into it before or while carving or it will disturb the juices!" Tongs were used for everything else.

So what do I do now? I use my carving fork for carving and my tongs for everything else.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:50 AM   #7
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Ditto for me. Tongs for cooking, fork for carving.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:28 PM   #8
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Dual user, tongs and a Granny Fork.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:11 PM   #9
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Actually, I use a kitchen knife with about a 6" blade, first & foremost, as it is my "go to" multi task'er and easiest to clean...then my fork...and then my tongs if
needed....also, the knife doubles as a weapon in the event that my meal ain't
quite accepted its imminent end and has been instrumental on occasion, to further secure all rights to the kitchen and it's contents.......................BH51...
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:22 PM   #10
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Tongs all the way. I have a fork but sometimes don't even use it for carving-I use tongs (and a knife).
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