Years ago, my mom sent me a box of cookware to start my new life in LA. I know she got most of it at thrift shops. Well, one of those items has stayed a favorite and it always by my stove. It's an 8" flat bottomed spoon. Fits in my hand perfectly, scrapes the bottom of a pot while cooking -- perfectly. Sturdy and does not overheat.
After having a friend who cooked with it rave about it as much as I do, I decided to try and find out more about it. To my surprise, it's made right here in Los Angeles! (I did find spoons that kind of look like my spoon, called gumbo spoons, but the Richcraft one looks exactly like my spoon.)
So now I have to decide if I want to drive to the factory or, do it by mail order. Either way, I'm thrilled for the option to buy more. And figured I'd share the info - it's a perfect cooking gift, hostess gift. And not too pricey either!