Thank you all for entering my gift-away! I'll be hosting another made in Italy gift-away soon - the winner of this handmade set of olive wood spoon & spatula is Elizabeth A, happy cooking (and please contact me with your address)!
A giftaway, a gift from me to you - or to one of you, anyway!
~ My gift-away: a handmade set of olive-wood cooking spoon and spatula, about 29 cm long, hand-wash only ~
They're a spoon and spatula, hand-made by an artisan in Imperia from local olive wood, one of my favorite kinds of wood. Olive wood is quite difficult to carve: it's very hard, and it's often hollow. But it has gorgeous, intricate grain, and is the best kind of wood for cooking utensils. Because it has a high content of olive oil, it tends not to absorb cooking flavors, and holds up to wear and tear and washing extremely well. If you like the look of olive wood, and the feel of hand-made utensils in the kitchen, this is a great gift for you.
If you'd like a chance to receive this gift from me, please leave a comment by Thursday morning, when I'll announce the winner!