Tuesday, November 29, 2011

T is for tiffin

the window of Tiffins 'Curry in a Hurry' restaurant
In India, tiffin means a hot, light meal or snack.
It also refers to these metal containers used to carry prepared food
These great little environmentally friendly stackable stainless steel tins are designed for lunch or picnic boxes but are also ideal for storing coffee, tea, sugar, spices or whatever you like. Each tier fits snuggly on top of each other and secured with a clasp on either side with a separate lid for the top.
The handle clips it all together.

15 comments:

Nora said...

That's not only a lovely device, but also an interesting story to go with it. I didn't know they were so intricately made and so handsome. I would say that one is a collector's item.

VioletSky said...

Nora: Isn't this one a beauty?! I have always wanted one for myself (though I don't need quite so many containers - they usually come in threes, I think)
I love the little spoon on top.

photowannabe said...

How interesting. The container would be useful for lunches and picnics. I like the size of it too.
Thanks for the new word I learned today. (:0)

Carver said...

What a great word for T and a perfect shot to go with it.

Francisca said...

I don't know the word tiffin, but the metal stacked lunch packs are standard in China, too. These days they are losing out to styrofoam, and that's a huge pity.

Andy said...

Hello.
I've seen these before, but I didn't know the name. I think they're an excellent idea. Beats Tupperware any day!
Thanks for sharing.

A Trembling Flower And You

Roger Owen Green said...

quite efficient, it would seem!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

I've never seen one until now although I knew the name. Great shot of a handy utensil!

PatioPatch said...

So many of our sayings came from India - anyone for Tiffin (tea & late afternoon snack). Now I know what tiffins actually look like - great shot.

Karen said...

Now that's a great container!

Jane and Chris said...

Aaah, Tiffin.....always ready for tiffin!
Jane x

Halcyon said...

This is a great idea! A multi-layered lunchbox. :)

Gattina said...

I learned something new !
the container looks nice too, but honnestly I prefer the little table, lol !
Gattina
ABC Team

EG Wow said...

What a clever idea!

NixBlog said...

We have tiffin here in Melbourne also and several places supply offices with the food laden on large tricycles, pedal powered. It's great!

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