Dryad Cookery Titanium Spatula, Leather Skillet Handle Cover

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2021 Issue.


When I think about ways to add enjoyment to my cooking experience, it’s nearly always about a new recipe or a fresh set of knives. Maybe even some new pans, but a spatula was never on the list. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to test out Dryad’s lightweight titanium spatula, and I was pleasantly surprised at the experience. The off-centered design seemed slightly odd at first, but it quickly became apparent this was a purpose-built tool. The flat tip slices right under food when stirring, and the offset 20-degree ergonomically designed lift handle provides access to a whole new way of scooping food onto your plate. When you are really going at it on a cast-iron pan, the spatula has the perfect amount of flex. It’s available in three colors with options for both left- and right-handed users.

The spatula set rounds out nicely with the addition of a Dryad leather skillet handle cover. The material is quite stiff upon arrival, but a few minutes of working it by hand results in a pliable grip. The leather conforms nicely to the handle and is thick enough to attenuate the heat of even the hottest pan. And since they are made of leather, you know they will age nicely. (CC)


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Cody Cox is a driver and an aficionado of the in-line six engine. He thrives on the creative environment surrounding vintage vehicles and the stories they often help create. Through his travels, he has become an acquaintance of roadside breakdowns and tow trucks. Behind the wheel of an analog vehicle is where he feels most comfortable. As a member of the Toyota Troop Carrier ranks, he relishes each occasion to open the engine bay and turn a wrench on his 1985 HJ75. The mingling scents of sagebrush and diesel are the fuel that drives him as he explores the high deserts of the American West.