I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen recently, testing delicious recipes that will be in Issue No. 8. For me, one of the things that makes cooking such a pleasure are beautiful, tactile tools. I love a marble mortar and pestle that was gifted to me by an old boss, a set of beautiful glass mixing bowls purchased with my mom, and a heavy cast iron pan that has a history of being taken on camping trips.
But perhaps my favorite tools are a collection of wooden spoons I’ve gathered over the years. Each well-worn spoon has a specific purpose (some are for savory dishes, some for bread or pastries) as well as a specific memory (a wedding gift, a find in a tiny Greek village). I think because of my attachment to my own spoon collection, I always love looking at the collections of other cooks and wares of spoon makers.