Metal Utensils: Gold

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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This soft, extremely heavy metal is always alloyed with varying amounts of silver and copper. Pure or not, it is not corroded at all either by air or any of the substances in food. The only danger from gold cutlery comes from dropping it on your foot.

For the use of gold leaf as a food decoration, see gold and silver leaf.