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Do Eat: The Edible Tableware from Belgium

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Do Eat: The Edible Tableware from Belgium

Doing the dishes not your forte? If you feel overwhelmed by the washing up post dinner party Do Eat's Hélène Thibault and Hoyois Gilquin have just the solution to lighten your workload with their edible 'verrines'.

The two Belgians behind the start-up company, who set out in 2013, have devised innovatively shaped edible verrines (canape dishes) in place of the traditional glass receptacles, meaning that diners can polish off their canape and melt in the mouth verrine in one. 

Verrines Made from Potato

Do Eat's verrines are made from 50% potato peelings thrown away by Belgian chefs. The simple and environmentally friendly idea has already won over some French chefs, like David Toutain. 

The young entrepreneur's greatest ambition for the project was to "get consumers to change their behaviour in waste without them even noticing!".

The company retail the verrines in a variety of different and fun forms, from boats to tulips, with a pack of 25 costing €9.95.  A small price to pay for less washing up and an eco-friendly twist on a drinks or dinner party that is sure to become a talking point.

The site boasts dozens of recipes to prepare with or inside the verrines, including the recipe for these chocolate cakes.

What better way to serve your edible dishes than with some edible spoons!

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