Entertaining for the holidays? How do you keep your food warm?
In the beginning we started using sternos, but even though it was handy at a picnic, the big aluminum pans were not very appealing when having a smaller, more intimate gathering. So when we received a gift album with a beautiful chafing dish as one of the options, we were sold. We ended up buying two more to hold enough food for our big family parties of 15-20 people. If you entertain often, believe me, it’s an investment worth making because you will not have to worry about reheating food for your guests. All you need is a chafing dish, hot water and chafing fuel.
Apparently chafing dishes were already used in the Americas around 1520, by none other than Montezuma (9th Aztec leader), as mentioned on Wikipedia.
Here are some suggestions for chafing dishes you may like.