Ideal for serving gravies, sauces and soups, this ladle is handcrafted from a single piece of olivewood according to centuries-old traditions. Oil varnish preserves the wood, making it durable and heat-resistant. Won’t scrape or damage your cookware. Hand wash. 14" long.
According to Greek mythology, olivewood is known as the “tree of life.” One look at the magnificent imperfections of this wood and you get a sense of history. The fine grain. The rich color. And the veins: some darker, some golden, some lighter. All worn smooth by the passage of time.
For centuries, Berard has been handcrafting culinary tools from a single block of olivewood, each tool based on the characteristics of the piece it’s made from. Hold them in your hand once, and you’ll develop a lifelong attachment to their beauty and long-lasting quality.
I get it - it's a $60 ladle. It's a bit pricy. Does it ladle any better than any other ladles? Not particularly. But does it ladle while looking any better? Oh yes. Much much much better.
Seriously, this ladle (really, all of the Berard Olivewood utensils) is shockingly nice looking. We have a full assortment of all of the utensils and constantly get compliments from guests on how beautiful they are.
We've only had them for a few months now but I'm positive they'll last a very long time and maintain their great looks throughout their lifetime.
Just remember to handwash and dry! Also, a little Boos oil helps from drying out and cracking :
I bought this rather pricey ladle to add to my extensive collection of olivewood cooking utensils & other kitchen pieces. I love the beautiful grain in olive wood, & with hand washing these pieces remain in beautiful condition for a lifetime. I keep the utensils in a large container on the counter, since they're much to pretty to hide away in a drawer. They constantly draw compliments from family & guests