Wow, you’re saying, he’s really scraping the barrel now. But hear me out: Even the lowliest tools are worthy of exultation. Case in point, the wooden spatula. Now, it doesn’t matter that I have something like 12 other spatulas and spoons with silicon heads, all in perfect condition and in lovely, jewel-like tones. I have tongs and whisks, but do I use any of them? No, without fail, this is the one utensil I reach for every single time, no matter what the task. The proof is in the picture. Look closely, and you’ll see that over the years (and I really have no idea how many years I have had this exact spatula) I have managed to wear down at least a good half inch from the front end of this thing. But hey, it’s fiber, right?
We all have our favorite tools, our security blankets. What’s yours?