There 's something I love about wooden utensils especially spoons. Its durability, versatility and beautiful texture. Wooden spoons do not scratch non-stick cooking pans, do not give a chemical reaction to food with high acidity and make stirring lemon curd or kaya such a joy despite the heat. Spoons made of beechwood and olive wood are especially nice to the touch. Bought a set of small wooden spoons at the Izmir bazaar and for some strange reasons, I love it more than my beautiful Turkish hand painted bowls. Ah...the simple joys in life.