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Cool Tool: Flat Bamboo Skewers

Flat bamboo skewers make sturdier kebabs

by Rebecca Freedman

fromFine Cooking
Issue 66

Standard wooden or metal skewers can be tricky for grilling: vegetables and meats can spin around on them, making kebabs unwieldy. We like these wide, flat, 12-inch bamboo skewers from Charcoal Companion because they stabilize skewered meats and vegetables, ensuring more evenly cooked kebabs.

Extra-Wide Bamboo Skewers, $4.95 for 25, are available at Sur La Table (

Photo: Scott Phillips

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