The curated kitchen: warm plates

When I was at culinary school, we warmed our dinner plates by placing them in a 200 degree (Fahrenheit) oven. It is a nice touch of luxury and a warm dish helps keep warm foods warm, longer (and, of course, cold dishes work just as nicely for cold foods). Assuming your dishes are safe to place in a lightly warm oven, you can slip them into the oven for a few minutes as well or, if you feel decadent, you can buy a warming drawer such as KitchenAid 30″ Slow Cook Warming Drawer, Architect Series II.