How to utilize ten inch long cinnamon sticks? We saw them at Kalustyan's in NYC and I had to have them. Why? I was not sure. And then through idle mind wandering the thought occurred. Use them as planks or a serving device. We have previously broken apart cinnamon sticks into filaments for larding meats, crustaceans and fish as well as a skewer for serving canape, though the thought of long, really long cinnamon conjured up the idea of soaking them in hot water to make them pliable then unrolling them and pressing them flat. It works and a great by product is cinnamon water, though we do not have a use for that yet. Perhaps we will use it to make a self carbonated cola. Anyway, the unrolling and drying of cinnamon planks works.
Now to figure out what to lay on them and serve with them: lobster ceviche, roasted sweetbreads, foie gras, apple confit, marshmallows that are toasted, chocolate frozen bon bons. We are just beginning.