If you are going to cook daily, it pays in the long run to get the best kitchen tools you can. A tool not only has to work properly, but also should work with you. It also helps if it's beautiful to look at. There is a certain aesthetic to good tools. You can see it in a kitchen with a rack full of well-used and polished copper pots. A 90 year old black cast iron frying pan. A vintage mortar and pestle.
My favorite spoons and wooden tools come from a company in my home state of Pennsylvania, called Jonathan's Spoons. They feel good in your hand, have graceful, ergonomic shapes, and the cherry wood ages to a beautiful dark patina. I love them. Now just so you know, I don't work for them, and I am not getting paid by them in any way. I just bought another cooking spoon from them this past weekend at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and over the years I've bought five or six, and I have never had any others as beautiful and as functional. They're also a small company owned by real people who make great tools, not a conglomerate. You find them either at the link I've provided above, or at www.woodspoon.com. Go look...and get yourself one or two.
|The top spoon is my new one, and the spatula below is one of my older, beautiful pieces|
that have darkened with age, use, and the occasional coating of mineral oil.