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From Monument Serving Trays to Fashion-Inspired Kitchenware

 - Oct 17, 2010   Updated: Apr 2 2011
'Tis the season for cocktail parties, and these peculiar serving platters will help you serve up hors d'oeuvres in style. From fashion-inspired kitchenware that zips up to breast-shaped bowls, there's something for bachelors and domestic divas alike.

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Implications - The recession caused a revival in home cooking; instead of hosting a fete at a nearby bar or restaurant, many partygoers opted to host parties at home instead. Innovative dishes and serving platters offer instant conversation-starters at such events, and also reflect the host's refined tastes in food and drink. Product designers can take advantage of this market by creating consumer dishes fit for upscale restaurants.