At my house, biscuits were an everyday thing when I was a kid. Mama would make them up the night before and refrigerate the dough so it would be more pliable when rolling them out the next morning. And, of course, she used her grandma's biscuit cutter. That's what people in the South often do. That being said, when she got her hands on one of these handmade suckers (hers is walnut), she certainly used the hell out of it. It's a great gift for the biscuit maker in your family. And, in the South, there's always one of those. Don't let that Southern talk fool you, biscuits have been on the rise (haha) as of late all over the US. Get a taste of Tennessee at your breakfast table.
All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The vast majority of the pieces come from locally-sourced trees (often from my parents' farm), but every so often a more exotic piece of wood comes along and I get something from it. Exclusive to Riley/Land.
Born and raised in France, where a biscuit is what you guys here call a cookie, I decided to start baking biscuits as an excuse to buy this beauty. Just looking at it makes me happy!
This biscuit cutter is such a lovely reminder of my time in the south. It reminds me of one of my dear friend's mothers and how she'd make me cheddar biscuits every time I'd come to visit. (Alternately, leave it on your counter and find new uses! I just used it to portion pasta dough to send through the pasta roller.)