Most of us suit ourselves to use stuff just because it is there. We feel reluctant to make a change as it implies adaptation, understanding and a dash of labor. Thus, we remain content with what we have. Take the case of a homemaker who is comfortable making one recipe of okra; she might ever resort to presenting the same product; unwilling to learn something new.
Now, barbeque parties are a toast of most houses. It doesn’t come on a leap but it does leave a sweet face when it arrives. I have myself used my backyard for a few delectable parties. Yes, it is about reunions and small chitchat, but at the end, it all boils down to food and how it is taken.
The metallic idea
Skewers play a vital role in the presentation aspect.
For a long time, I was literally transfixed by the idea of metal skewers; my reasons were simple.
They are firm, hard and uniformly shaped; they are more suited to roasting than other materials.
The cook is more comfortable with these owing to their hardness.
Of late, though, I have found that there are a few issues with metal skewers.
Firstly, they may gradually hold flakes and burrs on their surface as they go continually into the fire pit;
they may hurt kids and elderly people in the mouth with their edges.
The fact that prepared kebabs retain the metallic tinge from the skewers is a put-off.
Also, you need to clean it regularly and repeated us is not rendered healthy for the body.
Facts with wood
I made the shift to wooden skewers.
The shift was natural, considering wood is quite natural.
The handling was quite deft; moreover, the great thing about wood is its biodegradable nature.
It never becomes a permanent burden on the landfill.
Wooden skewers are easily available and are also quite cheap compared to the metal equivalents.
However, they also have certain issues.
Firstly, they are not as firm as their metal counterparts;
they often lose their shape or crumble under heat and pressure;
their edges tend to become blunt and the exterior surface tends to come off in time.
And these birch wood skewers cost lots of trees that are not environmental.
A kind reference
Bamboo skewers come as a fresh and delightful option.
You just need to make sure that they are prepared from the best bamboo species.
The skewers are delicate yet firm; they take to the fire almost with a mind.
They are easy to negotiate and can take part in any barbeque setting.
Since they are natural, there is no danger to the health.
Moreover, there is no burr. Suffice to say that there are too many positives.
Also, they are a gift to the environment; a crucial consideration in today’s energy-consciousness times.
Yes, a few skewers may play spoilsport but the fare is generally quite reassuring.
The last laugh
So, next time, you plan a barbeque party; feel free to stick to bamboo skewers. It’s natural material but environmental that can protect our forest. You will generate rave reviews. Of course, the food on the platter will have to complement the generosity of these skewers.