Made to meet every need, they are narrow at one end to fit spice jars and tins, rounded at the other to better hold liquids. Flat-based, these spoons can sit without spilling.

They are made of heat-resistant plastic, with magnets to hold them stacked together or fixed to metal surfaces from range hood to refrigerator.

Magnetic Measuring Spoons, 5-piece set, with standard and metric measures, $10, at Kitchen Kapers stores and

- Marilynn Marter

Soul satisfying

Spice things up with Pop's Rib Rub. Stock up on jambalaya mix. Feast on chef Clyde "Pop" Jones' famed barbecue - pulled pork, ribs, chicken - with sides of mac and cheese and collards. Proceeds help fund a 31-year-old soup kitchen serving more than 6,500 meals a month to Camden's hungry and poor. With the food comes a bonus: A day of great blues and zydeco on the Camden waterfront. Admission is free.

Pop's Rib Rub, 6.8 ounces, $5. At the Cathedral Kitchen Waterfront BBQ & Blues Festival, June 3, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wiggins Park, Mickle Boulevard & Riverside Drive. Call 856-964-6771 or see

- M.M.

Rules of the game

Like good taste, good etiquette never goes out of style. Just out of mind.

If you never learned the difference between a fish knife and a butter spreader, how to set a formal table, or the nuances of dining etiquette, take a look at Elements of the Table: A Simple Guide for Hosts and Guests by Lynn Rosen (Clarkson Potter).

"Elements of the Table" by Lynn Rosen, $15.95. At major bookstores.

- M.M.