A Note from Cristina:
My mother has been collecting wood carved spoons for her kitchen since I was a little girl. Some are purely decorative pieces of art, but I also grew up cooking with them. There is something so special about cooking and serving with such beautiful pieces.
We went to Michoacán for my mother’s birthday and I was thrilled to learn about Alejandro’s work. He has won many awards for his woodcarvings, and it is an honor to feature him on Mi Golondrina! These pieces took 15 days to create and are traditional Purépecha designs. It is important to Alejandro to continue traditional design since many other wood carvers are switching to more minimal designs.