Old wooden utensils...still use them from relatives no longer here?
- javaandjazz Nov 24, 2011 07:47 AM
How many of you have old wooden utensils such as mixing spoons passed down from family no longer here and still use them? I have old wooden spoons passed down from my grandmother and possibly great grandmother that I still use to this day and when I do use them I think of my grandmothers cooking with them.
I do too. I love the idea of this lineage of cooks, preparing meals day after day, all holding the same spoon.
I have a mishmash of cooking tools from my grandmothers and MIL. Each time I use them I am flooded with happy memories.
In 1948, my dad swiped a boning knife while on KP at Otis AFB, Cape Cod, because he and my mom didn't have a good knife at home. I'll be using it for food prep today.
I have a lovely pine cutting board that belong to my husband's grandmother. When asked what I wanted after my MIL's death, I grabbed the two antique apple peelers she frequently used but I haven't used them yet since they have to clamp on the edge of a table. (I'm afraid of damaging the table.)
I have a potato masher--the wavy grid not the round one--with a red wooden handle that belonged to my mother's mother. I use it whenever I make mashed potatoes.