I had no idea a salad bowl could be so beautiful. The striations in the wood are gorgeous and it is much bigger than I expected. You could serve a salad for a party of 12 or if you wanted to splurge on yourself- a party of one!! I rubbed it down with a clove of garlic and olive oil but recently read an article on the usefulness of using a lemon for antibacterial effect.
The bowl arrived very quickly, right before Christmas. It is just what we wanted to give as gift. The only problem is that for the price it should have included the salad tongs,which were shown in the picture with the bowl. I saw the same bowl at XXXXXX on sale for the same price after it arrived, but it included the tongs.