A couple of years ago I’ve learned Zen meditation and techniques. One insight was about using smaller plates and seemed very logical to me. For cutlery it’s the opposite. The advice is to use a bigger fork. This to prevent one start eating hasty.
Yesterday I noticed an article in a lifestyle magazine (FD persoonlijk) refering to research about using smaller plates and glasses. Koert van Ittersum (researcher Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) and Brian Wansink (professor, Cornel University, USA) studied the effects of food being presented. The outcome? The bigger the plate, the more people usually serve.
I’ll absolutely buy bigger water glasses.