Save The Plate


Save The Plate

Illustration: Cleon Dsouza


estaurants are being plagued by a curious phenomenon: a lack of plates to serve food. We live in a time when you can easily get yourself a square meal, just not in a square or a round plate.

At some point in the last couple of years, plates suddenly became passé. Remember plates? Those handy utensils that neatly helped you organise your meal? Well, they’ve gone now. Instead we now have, to paraphrase Shashi Tharoor, a farrago of distortions and lies masquerading as utensils to serve food. We have shovels, spoons, syringes, slates doing the jobs that plates were meant to do – and annoying alliterations aside, there’s an actual problem here.