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Viners is a trusted and much loved cutlery brand steeped in British Heritage.

The Wedding Trends of 2019

We have delved into the latest colour trends to inspire table settings for this year’s summer weddings. With brides looking to move away from the norm and embrace vibrant, bold shades, transform your table design with an infusion of colour that’s sure to stand out.

Living Coral

Coral is the go-to shade for this year. It’s warmth and playful charisma brings a refreshing burst of colour, particularly fitting for the summer months. There are many ways you can incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your table scheme without going overboard in a sea of orange hues.

Look for subtle decoration to channel this charming colour trend. This could be through using a coral table runner, candles, serviettes – even a handmade menu or place card. A small plate embellishment such as an orange flower will help to add a special finishing touch.

To finish the table setting, consider a deep copper shade of cutlery rather than silver. This striking metallic shade sits naturally with any coral table theme as the warm tone complements the palette perfectly.

Pictured: Viners Aeris cutlery with a subtle hammered texture effect for added visual intrigue. Comes with a 25 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk

A Touch of Nature

The outdoors still influences many of the latest design trends with bird motifs popular for the year ahead. Add a subtle nod to nature without leaving the table, with earthy, organic inspired materials, foliage and tableware featuring bird images inspired by their natural habitat.

Pictured: the Nightingale set from Viners 18.0 collection features a dainty bird and floral embossed handle. Comes with a 25 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk

Bright & Bold

Viners Dune cutlery
Viners Grace cutlery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer rich tones over pastels, deep blue, emerald, fuchsia and aubergine are also set to be popular colours at weddings this year. A vibrant yet lavish approach to styling, bigger is better with this look. Opt for large centrepieces, flowers and decorations such as ribbons, fabrics and embellishments to create the wow factor.

With such a bold, confident look, opt for highly polished, classically styled cutlery. The reflective high shine finish
is elegance personified and lets the table centrepieces do the talking.

Pictured: Dune and Grace from the Viners 18.10 collection. Both come with a 50 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk.

 

Back to Classic

Viners Champagne cutlery

Something old… the grand wedding is back. Think opulent ballrooms and sophisticated dining, this trend is for couples who want to incorporate a touch of tradition into their special day. Crystal stemware, lace overlays, crisp whites and place cards with dainty typography, this beautiful and familiar wedding style is having a renaissance once again. This trend calls for something grand and glamorous, with gold cutlery a perfect choice. Adding warmth to the table, effortlessly, this subtle, gold detailing will tie the look together with a touch of class.

Pictured: Champagne from the Viners 18.0 collection. Comes with a 25 year guarantee, available from www.viners.co.uk.

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With over a century of cutlery experience, Viners is a highly distinguished, much loved brand, steeped in British heritage. The company’s origins date back to Sheffield in the early 1900s. Since then the brand has continued to innovate and maintain its tradition of creating elegant, robust, high quality cutlery and knives with a design-led finish.

16th May 2019

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Download Your Viners Kids Cutlery Place Mat

Evening meals are the perfect time of day for families to come together around the dining table and enjoy delicious food with each other’s undivided attention. However, at Viners, we understand that often meal times aren’t so idyllic and can become somewhat stressful when you have young children to entertain.

That’s why we’ve developed a selection of fun and colourful place mats that can be easily downloaded alongside the Viners Infant and Junior cutlery collections. Not only will these place mats keep your children occupied, they’ve also been designed to educate youngsters on how to set a table. So next time you’re looking for a little helper just before you plate up, encourage your little ones to get involved and arrange their place setting with their favourite Viners kids design!

Viners toddler and kids cutlery sets have all been designed with little hands and mouths in mind and come with a 25-year guarantee.

Junior Cutlery Sets

Our 4 piece Junior Cutlery Sets allow children to grow with Viners and will make kids feel like they’re eating with grown-up knives and forks. The handles on the Mermazing Cutlery Set feature an enchanting embossed mermaid design whilst the On The Ball Cutlery Set has a stylish embossed football design. The knife in our Junior Set includes a slight, yet safe serration, which enables your children to cut their food independently without harm.

Download ON THE BALL place mat
Viners Green On The Ball Place Mat with cartoon characters playing football
Download MERMAZING place mat

Viners Blue Mermazing Place Mat featuring under the sea theme with mermaids

Infant Cutlery Sets

Our charming 4 Piece Infant Cutlery Sets will make mealtimes more fun for your little ones. The Bertie Bear Set features a cute bear embossment, our delightful Fairies Cutlery Set features a beautiful fairy design and the Jungle Set features exciting animal faces.

Download BERTIE BEAR place mat

Viners Yellow Bertie Bear Place Mat Setting

Download FAIRIES place mat

Viners Pink Fairies Cultery Place Mat

Download JUNGLE place mat

Viners Green Jungle Place Mat with Lion, Monkey, Hippo and Elephant cartoon animals

Sticky Apple & Gingerbread Pecan Loaf Cake

Ingredients

150g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
150g soft dark brown sugar
150g golden syrup
200ml milk
250g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1½ tsp baking powder
2 large free-range eggs, beaten
75g pecans, roughly chopped
1 small ginger stem chopped finely
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks.

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 180°C/ fan 160°C/ gas 4 and line a 2 litre loaf tin with baking paper. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a small saucepan then once melted, remove the pan from the heat and stir through the milk before leaving to cool.

2.Using a sieve, add the flour, dry spices and baking powder into a bowl. Create a hole in the centre and pour in the cooled sugar mixture. Add the flour mixture using a circular motion, then fold through the beaten eggs, pecans, stem ginger and apples.

3.Finally pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

26th September 2018

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The Viners Guide to Knives

Each of our Viners kitchen knives has been specifically-designed in the United Kingdom to handle a wide range of cutting tasks and to make meal preparation a breeze.

From the width of the blade to the length of the handle, choosing the right knife for the job at hand will ensure clean and easy slicing and dicing.

Here, we discuss Viners’ range of individual kitchen knives as well as a few items from our Select accessories range that can help you on your way to culinary excellence.

Eternal Chef Knife

 

 

This multi-purpose Chef’s Knife is designed to perform admirably at a variety of kitchen tasks, rather than excel at any one in particular.

The classic shape of the 8-inch stainless steel German blade will make light work of mincing and chopping vegetables as well as slicing meat with precision.

Available with either a marble effect handle or a wooden style handle, the Eternal Chef’s knife uses German Grade Stainless Steel for a longer lasting, hard wearing blade that maintains its sharp cutting edge.

 

 Eternal Paring Knife

Trimming mushrooms or strawberries? A paring knife excels at smaller precision tasks, making it one of the most utilised knives in a chef’s kitchen.

Paring, peeling and slicing are made easy with a 4-inch Paring Knife from Viners’ Eternal range. This small utility knife is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of ways.

The paring knife is the perfect size for peeling potatoes, apples or carrots, fitting comfortably and safely into your hand.

All knives in the Viners Eternal range come with a reassuring 25-year guarantee: With regular sharpening and maintenance, these knives will perform time and time again.

 

 

Eternal Utility Knife

 

 

Another versatile knife that’s great at multi-tasking in the kitchen. Choose a 5-inch Utility Knife for all of those small slicing tasks such as mincing shallots, fine-slicing herbs, and trimming your vegetables.

With a blade slightly longer than a paring knife, and being more agile and nimble than the larger chef’s knife, a utility knife is convenient and dependable.

Instead of using a large chef’s knife or serrated knife to cut through your sandwich, a utility knife is the perfect-sized blade for this small task and is also great for slicing, cutting and portioning large chunks of cheese.

 

Eternal Bread Knife

 

 

 

 

 

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a bread knife is only effective at slicing through bread, but the 8-inch serrated blade of the Viners Eternal Bread knife also makes light work of fruit and vegetables with tough, waxy or slippery outer skin. Use a bread knife to make preparing pineapples, watermelons or even large tomatoes effortless.

 

Eternal Santoku Knife

 

 

 

 

Originating from Japan, a Santoku knife is one that is specifically designed to slice fresh meat or fish. The Japanese word Santoku translates as ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’ and refers to the three tasks in which this knife excels: Slicing, dicing, and mincing.

The scalloped edge of the Eternal Marble 6.5-inch Santoku Knife creates air pockets between the blade and the meat, reducing friction and allowing for much thinner slices.

 

Eternal Carving Knife

 

 

 

 

 

As the name suggests, the Viners Eternal Marble Carving Knife is the perfect partner for separating meat from the bone and for portioning out cuts of meat for serving.

The narrow 8-inch blade allows for precise cuts giving you full control over your roasts, and also allows you to fillet large pieces of fish.

 

Select Steak Knives

 

 

 

 

 

The Viners Select accessory collection is made from high-quality stainless steel with a mirror finish and includes all the items required to meet your dining and entertaining needs.

The Viners Select Steak Knives feature a serrated blade to make enjoying juicy steaks and other cooked meats extra special.

 

Select Cheese Knives

The Viners 3-piece Select Cheese Knife Set is designed to elevate your cheeseboard, regardless of the variety of cheeses you’ve chosen to serve to your guests.

Cheese Slicer

Use this cheese slicer to achieve thin and even shards of hard cheese such as parmesan.

Pronged Knife

Perfect for soft and firm cheese alike. The sharp blade allows easy slicing with the pronged tip makes serving your cheese easy.

Hard Cheese Knife

This heavy and sturdy blade will make light work of the harder cheeses on your platter.

6th September 2018

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Build Your Own Family Meals and Make Food Fun For Kids!

Dinnertime is when the whole family comes together to relax and talk about their day. But it can also be stressful if, like many families around the country, one of your diners is a bit fussy when it comes to food.

One way to make mealtimes more interesting to children is to get them involved in the process of making their own food and here at Viners, we’ve got two delicious meal ideas for you to try!

Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are an easy way for kids to get hands-on with their food, allowing them to experiment with different flavour combinations to find out exactly what they like.

Ingredients

  • Chicken mini-fillets
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Yellow pepper
  • Red onion
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Mild salsa
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

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Method

  1. Slice the peppers into half-centimetre slices, chop the onion and add to a saucepan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook over a medium heat, stirring regularly until the peppers and onions begin to soften.
  2. Prepare a grill pan or frying pan for the chicken with a splash of olive oil on a medium-to-high heat. Lay the chicken in the hot pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked.
  3. While the vegetables and chicken cook, portion out the salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on the table. Grate your cheese into a bowl.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked through, transfer to a serving plate. Add the cooked vegetables to a serving bowl. Place both on the dining table with the condiments, cheese, and tortillas.
  5. Dinner is served! Allow your family to pick and choose their own ingredients to make the perfect fajita, helping them if they need it.

Top Tip: You can substitute chicken for steak if you have some in your fridge!

Baguette Pizza

The beauty of these homemade pizzas is that they’re a great excuse to use the last few bits of meat and veg in the fridge, and you can even use any leftover chicken (or steak), peppers and cheese from the fajitas!

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh French baguette
  • Mozzarella, sliced
  • A selection of fresh veg, finely chopped (tomato, sweetcorn, mushroom, pepper, onion. etc)
  • A selection of cooked meat, thinly sliced (ham, pepperoni, cooked bacon, cooked chicken, etc)
  • Leftover cheddar cheese, grated
  • Tomato pizza sauce (or BBQ sauce as an alternative)
  • Mixed leaf salad

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Method

  1. Prepare your toppings on the kitchen counter in individual bowls or ramekins, and turn on the grill.
  2. Slice the baguette into 10cm (4 inches) sections and slice each section in half down the middle.
  3. Help your child spread a layer of tomato sauce to use as a base on their pizza, and layer on mozzarella slices.
  4. Invite your child to select 3-4 of their favourite ingredients to add to their pizza. Once these are added, sprinkle the pizza with grated cheese.
  5. Place each pizza on a baking tray and grill until the cheese begins to bubble and the crust of the bread starts to toast. Remove before they burn.
  6. Transfer the pizzas to a large serving plate and place in the centre of the table with the mixed leave salad and enjoy!

8th June 2018

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