What is this an sad object above? Just my favorite kitchen utensil. It wasn’t always like this, for the last 6 years it had half of its handle, and for the five years before that it had its whole handle! Even after the first time its handle broke I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away. Why is it my favorite? It’s made of wood, so I don’t have to worry about melted plastic; it is thin allowing easy scooping action and the edge is angled for a nice ergonomic scrape. I thought it was going to be hard to find a replacement. Silly me. There is a whole web site for just wooden utensils! Here are the front runners to replace my baby. Let me know if you have any favorites I should check out. A read why wood is good in this blog on the Reluctant Gourmet here.