We were at Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal last December. These shows are great because there is always someone crafting something interesting. Here are some spoons crafted by Joe la Cuillère. They are made of maple and extremely ergonomic, available in both left- and right-handed forms. They are available in different sizes, but what I like is the large surface area, and the fact that they have a straight edge, a cupped side, and a 90 degree corner to allow access into a pot’s corner or along the walls. The only thing to do with them before using them is give them three layers of oil – the suggested oil is walnut oil, which polymerizes into a hard solid film after exposure to air.