The One about the Mepra Natura’s and Saveur Magazine’s Origin Issue

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Some see silverware as nothing but eating utensils.  Some don’t think nothing much of it as they can purchase silverware from their local department store for cheap.

While others, especially those who care and are quite selective over the silverware they own, they choose brands that signify quality and tradition.

Mepra is a quality name and brand from Italy that people who are passionate about silverware are familiar with.

Mepra was born in 1947 and was founded by the sons (Pietro, Felice and Giacomo) of patriarch, Giovanbattista Prandelli.

The name which stands for “Metallurgica Prandelli” was the name that adorned the modernized plant in the upper side of the valley near Lumezzane, Italy which produced aluminum and brass flatware.

Because the materials were available after the war, Giacomo focused on the production, Felice focused on sales and Pietro focused on the accounting side of the business.

By the 1950, the Prandelli brothers converted their production to 18/10 stainless steel and the business became successful.

While the company has grown a lot since then and adding a lot of products to their lineup. They stayed on top of the game by working with influential and avante-garde designers and today, Mepra brings three generations of Italian tradition, design and lifestyle.  Products that are still made in Italy.

Recently, I had the chance to check out Mepra’s Natura five set piece.

Continuing Mepra’s longstanding tradition of using 18/10 stainless steel, this set is sleek and gorgeous and the Natura collection offers high-end, long-lasting quality without the need of constant polishing.

While in Italy, a 20 piece Natura set is sold.  In the US, one can get a five piece Mepra Natura set which includes: 1 Table Fork, 1 Table Knife, 1 Table Spoon, 1 Salad Fork, 1 Coffee Spoon and also a variety of other Mepra sets and cookware are sold on Amazon as well. And it’s important to note that the products are still manufactured in Italy.

The silverware is dishwasher safe and I absolutely love how this silverware looks classic, gorgeous and reflective.  And if you are a Mepra fan, knowing the history of their 18/10 silverware, it’s great that the company, no matter how much it has grown and products they are make, the 18/10 stainless steel flatware is part of their longstanding tradition many decades later.

This Mepra Natura set is a perfect compliment to those who host lunch or dinner parties and want quality silverware and you really can’t go wrong with it.

Definitely recommended!


In the recent issue of “Saveur Magazine” (October/November 2016), the magazine showcased their “The Origins Issue”.

For those who are foodies or for those who appreciate food, some may be curious about the history of certain food and beverages and for this issue, Saveur Magazine delves deep to answer a few questions:

  • Who Invented the Reuben Sandwich?
  • Who Invented Nachos?
  • Who Created Bread?
  • How Did Chickens and Eggs Become Popular?
  • How Did Root Vegetables Become Popular?
  • How Arctic Cod Became Popular in Norway
  • Where Does Wine Come From?
  • Where Does Vanilla Come From?
  • Who Invented Soy Sauce?
  • The Indian Accent is what sets Durban Apart and the Exploration of Durban Cuisine

Needless to say, I absolutely love reading about the history of various foods and I found the articles for this issue to be enjoyable.  So much that I wanted to read more!

If any of these questions interest you, satisfy the foodie soul within you and purchase this latest issue or better yet, subscribe to Saveur Magazine!

Dennis A. Amith