I love spoons, wooden spoons.

This, my largest spoon, was carved from olive-wood. About ten years ago I went to the carver’s workshop near Lucca, Tuscany, and picked this one out.

This is a beautifully balanced cherry-wood spoon I found in Manhattan this month.

This is probably the least expensive spoon, carved out of bamboo, but it gets the most use. I found it in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

This spoon was made in Africa. I don’t know much about it as it was a gift. It is great for making Atole or Oatmeal as it gets to the edge of the pot because of its shape.

I found this spoon at Ohori’s in Santa Fe a few years ago. Perfect for eating rice or cereal.

As you can probably tell, diamonds, cars or other bling is not for me – I like the simple things – like these wooden spoons. :-)