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Wood cutting boards: While plastic cutting boards are generally considered more hygienic, I always keep a couple of nice sturdy wooden cutting boards on hand as well. Not only do they feel nice to chop my veggies and fruit on -- I save the meat-prep for the more sanitary plastic boards -- but wooden boards make excellent serving surfaces. Their beautiful natural grain makes a great backdrop for just about any display of hors d’oeuvres; the fact that you can cut on them makes them perfect for serving up a cheese selection or some crusty bread.
Ladle and cake-server: Sure, you could wiggle that piece of cake out onto a plate with a well-balanced fork; yeah, you could spoon out the soup with any big spoon. But having the proper utensils around to do the job will make both tasks a whole lot easier and more elegant.