By the same carver who created the spatula I brought back from Costa Rica, this flat cooking spoon highlights the remarkable grain of the local cocobolo tree. It takes an artist to find just the right piece of wood, and bring it to life in a new way. I found this spoon, carved by Julio Cesar, in a crafts co-op in Monteverde, Costa Rica. (You can read more of my spoon stories here).
My cousin Martin travels all over the world, and whenever possible, he adds to my collection of wooden spoons and locally-made kitchen utensils. Recently he went to Ethiopia, where he found one of the most unusual spoons that's now residing in my kitchen. Purchased in the south near Konso, this scoop-shaped spoon was probably carved from a cow bone. It's stronger than it looks, and narrow, less than three inches across. I haven't quite figured out the best use for it. Coffee? Lentils? M&Ms? (Suggestions?)
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