I have plenty of slotted spoons but a slotted ladle is a new one for me. I got this one at our beloved local cookware store, Shackford's, here in Napa. It really is one of our favorite places in town and it's within walking distance of Rancho Gordo. In fact, if you're coming to Napa and gave had your fill of wine, consider Rancho Gordo, Shackfords and Fatted Calf (and the entire Oxbow Market) as part of your itinerary. As Bean People, I find this tool wildly useful.