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Tableware is any dish or dishware used for setting a table, serving food, and dining. It includes cutlery, glassware, serving dishes, and other items for practical as well as decorative purposes. The quality, nature, variety and number of objects varies according to culture, religion, number of diners, cuisine and occasion. For example, Middle Eastern, Indian or Polynesian food culture and cuisine sometimes limits tableware to serving dishes, using bread or leaves as individual plates, and not infrequently without use of cutlery. Special occasions are usually reflected in higher quality tableware.Cutlery is more usually known as silverware or flatware in the United States, where cutlery usually means knives and related cutting instruments; elsewhere cutlery includes all the forks, spoons and other silverware items. Outside the US, flatware is a term for "open-shaped" dishware items such as plates, dishes and bowls (as opposed to "closed" shapes like jugs and vases). Dinnerware is another term used to refer to tableware, and crockery refers to ceramic tableware, today often porcelain or bone china. Sets of dishes are referred to as a table service, dinner service or service set. Table settings or place settings are the dishes, cutlery and glassware used for formal and informal dining. In Ireland, such items are normally referred to as delph, the word being an English language phonetic spelling of the word Delft, the town from which so much delftware came. Silver service or butler service are methods for a butler or waiter to serve a meal. Setting the table refers to arranging the tableware, including individual place settings for each diner at the table as well as decorating the table itself in a manner suitable for the occasion. Tableware and table decoration are typically more elaborate for special occasions. Unusual dining locations demand tableware be adapted.

Article Title : Tableware
Article Snippet :Tableware is any dish or dishware used for setting a table, serving food, and dining. It includes cutlery, glassware, serving dishes, and other items
Article Title : Cloche (tableware)
Article Snippet :A cloche (from the French for "bell") is a tableware cover, sometimes made out of silver though commercially available as glass, stoneware, marble, or
Article Title : Trencher (tableware)
Article Snippet :A trencher (from Old French trancher 'to cut') is a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine. A trencher was originally a flat round of (usually
Article Title : French press
Article Snippet :Melior-Martin, a French company, Household Articles Ltd. (La Cafetiere), a British company, and Bodum (Chambord), a Danish tableware and kitchenware company
Article Title : Arc Holdings
Article Snippet :specializing in the design and manufacturing of glass tableware. The Arc Group markets its collections in France and exports them abroad under the registered trademarks
Article Title : French cuisine
Article Snippet :French cuisine (French: Cuisine fran├žaise) is the cooking traditions and practices from France. In the 14th century, Guillaume Tirel, a court chef known
Article Title : Blue Onion
Article Snippet :Blue Onion (German: Zwiebelmuster) is a porcelain tableware pattern for dishware. Originally manufactured by Meissen porcelain in the 18th century and
Article Title : Lenox (company)
Article Snippet :Lenox Corporation is an American manufacturing company that sells tableware, giftware, and collectible products under the Lenox, Dansk, Reed & Barton
Article Title : Porcelain
Article Snippet :within the body at these high temperatures. End applications include tableware, decorative ware such as figurines, and products in technology and industry
Article Title : Glass
Article Snippet :practical, technological, and decorative use in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optics. Glass is most often formed by rapid cooling (quenching) of

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