The Comeback of the Wooden Bowl
The Arizona Republic this week has a look at the return of the wooden bowl. While it may remind some of the 1960's, the bowls are making a comeback in this Earth-friendly age.
The article mentioned that "gourmets" would rub a garlic clove in the bowl to season it before creating a Caesar salad for a dinner party...not a bad idea.
Here are helpful tips for caring for wooden bowls:
• Expect bowls to darken with age, with black cherry darkening the quickest.
• Like other wood kitchen products, the bowls must be cleaned and oiled properly.
• Bowls can be washed in hot water and soap, but not soaked in hot water, which causes the wood to expand.
• Also, do not put bowls in the dishwasher, microwave or oven. And store away from direct sunlight.
• When wood becomes dry, apply a thin coat of mineral or other oils created specifically for wood utensils and sold at kitchen stores.
• Well-preserved bowls can last for generations.