Heston travelled to Oman in the footsteps of the three wise men to create a dish made from gold, frankincense and myrrh
Part 3 it is like whittling a hawthorn bush except it’s a Myrrh tree.
Whittling the spoon
As the spoon started to take shape it became difficult to hold and whittle the spoon stem because working back from the spoon bowl you have to then hold the thorn-like twigs which makes control of the knife difficult.
The stem thickness I left until last, as I still needed to whittle away the bowl part on the spoon. The spoon is still flat at this stage
The underside of the spoon started to take shape and as I started to whittle away the wood every effort had to be made so that no pressure was applied to the stem as this can cause a weakness and possibly snap the spoon.