There are hundreds of species of hardwoods suitable for cooking utensils. Among these is red oak, which is hardwood and is naturally porous. It is an excellent choice for utensils because it can absorb liquids without damaging the product. Also, wood spoons are more comfortable to hold than metal ones, and they will conform to the shape of your hand and will be softer to the touch. The Le Creuset Revolution Bi-Material Saute Spoon is made of bamboo.
Another option for cooking utensils is bamboo.