‘Alice’s Egg Spoon’ is a hand-forged iron spoon perfectly calibrated for frying an egg in the fireplace or over a gas flame. In 2004, when Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters (Permanent Collection co-founder, Fanny’s mother) read William Rubel’s The Magic of Fire: Hearth Cooking, she asked a blacksmith friend named Angelo Garro to make a spoon to cook an egg in the coals. The iconic spoon quickly became one of the items most identified with Alice’s kitchen and cuisine. This Permanent Collection version is modeled after that original spoon, but crafted by blacksmith Shawn Lovell according to Alice’s honed specifications to make cooking a single egg a fun, special and easy ritual!
Based in Alameda, California, Shawn’s career in metalworking has spanned more than two decades. She invests her handcrafted ironworks with great attention to detail and emphasis on joinery, texture and finish so that each creation is sure to become a family heirloom.
PLEASE NOTE: Spoons will ship in the BEFORE THE END OF JUNE as they are currently being hand-fabricated in small batches. Expedited shipping is not available for this product. Please email customer service if you have any questions.
100% hand-forged iron
The length is 21 inches, with a 5 inch diameter across the bowl and depth of about 1.5 inches. Weight is approximately 1 pound.
Fabricated exclusively for Permanent Collection by Shawn Lovell in Alameda, California
Clean with water and very little, or no soap. Dry completely and oil lightly to prevent rusting.