We need plates! Blogger takes purpose at quirky meals serving strategies

You sit down for a Planet Amend pleasing meal, region your order, and watch for the minutes to slowly tick by until you can get stuck into your tucker. Eventually, the wait workforce set a dainty dish before you… Served on a cricket bat. Or a slap on the cutting board. Smeared on a roof tile. Rolled in on a skateboard. Even strung on a squash racquet. These are victual voyages charted by using the Twitter feed @WeWantPlates, based on British meals’ crusader Ross McGinnes after he had a gutful of what he calls “all this fashion-over-content hipster nonsense” for serving meals in a quirky manner. “What the food tastes like has become secondary – a few chefs are more worried about whether it’ll appear good or quirky on Instagram. Too much time is spent balancing six chips in a mini wheelbarrow,” Mr. McGinnes said.


He needs restaurants and pubs to turn away from the palm race of one-upping every other’s serving innovations and return to using accurate old-school plates. “It has nothing to do with being civilized; it’s easy practicality! Have you tried pouring gravy on a slicing board or chasing blueberries around a roof tile protected in icing sugar? It is infuriating. Slate is the worst – the sound of cutlery towards the surface is akin to nails down a blackboard.” Mr. McGinnes stated the reaction to his culinary crusade has been extraordinary, with over 100,000 people following his Twitter feed and sending off their personal pics of traumatic plating practices.

“(I) turned into in London filming a bit for the BBC, and I thought: “Blimey, other people truly care about this too!” It is glaringly all finished tongue-in-cheek. However, it has genuinely captured the public’s imagination. “I have come close to shutting it down a few instances once I do not think things can get any worse or extra bizarre. Then something stellar pops up, and off we pass again. “It’s all cyclical. In ten years, there will be a ‘We want Forums’ group on some things Twitter’s been changed via, posting photographs of white china plates.” Maybe, but until then, if you want to assist in conveying back the clink of cutlery in China, test out the WeWantPlates Twitter feed or the website.