Inspired by this SMS Shut
Bread without Water Q: I am stuck in a place without water. How can I eat bread? A: In extreme circumstances, one my wrap both hands with plastic bags, or gloves, in lieu of washing them with water. Q: Is it permissible to wrap the bread? A: No.
If someone washes their hands, and then puts on gloves (say it's really cold), do they say a bracha over the washing of their hands?
If a meal will only be eaten with a fork and knife, does one still wash and make a bracha on the washing?