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Tuesday’s Tip-Choose the Correct Cutting Board!

Over the weekend, I took an Essential Knife Skills class at Sur la Table with Chef Alexx Guevara.  Not only did I try to master about 8 types of cuts, but I also learned some valuable tips, some of which I will be sharing with you.

With all of the cutting boards available, do you ever wonder what type to use?  Alexx told the class to use a board made from a natural material, not synthetic or plastic.  This will help save the blade on your knife so you will not have to sharpen it as often.  (But, remember to cut raw meats and fish on plastic cutting boards to prevent contamination!)

If you look back at some of the pictures I have posted, you can see that I only use a plastic cutting board.  So, Santa if you are reading this, I will take any of the below options under the Christmas tree this year!

AHeriloom State and Country-Shaped Cutting Board

Available:  http://www.dailygrommet.com/products/aheirloom-state-shaped-cutting-boards

Price:  $48

Material:  Made of Bamboo

California Cutting Board(Photo Courtesy of http://www.dailygrommet.com)

California Cutting Board
(Photo Courtesy of http://www.dailygrommet.com)

Pennsylvania Cutting Board(Photo Courtesy of http://www.dailygrommet.com)

Pennsylvania Cutting Board
(Photo Courtesy of http://www.dailygrommet.com)

Madeira Teak Edge-Grain Carving Board

Available:  http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-964999/Madeira-Teak-Edge-Grain-Carving-Board

Price:  $39.95

Material:  Sustainable plantation teak (tropical hardwood tree species from Brasil)

Madeira Teak Edge Cutting Board(photo courtesy of Sur la Table)

Madeira Teak Edge Cutting Board
(Photo Courtesy of Sur la Table)

And, my favorite option…maybe because I am a little OCD myself!

The OCD Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

Available:  http://www.gadgetsandgear.com/ocd-chef-cutting-board-ruler-measurements.html

Price:  $25.99

Material:  Natural Anti-Bacterial Beech Wood

OCD Cutting Board (photo courtesy http://www.gadgetsandgear.com)

OCD Cutting Board (Photo Courtesy of http://www.gadgetsandgear.com)

OCD Cutting Board (Photo Courtesy of http://www.gadgetsandgear.com)

OCD Cutting Board (Photo Courtesy of http://www.gadgetsandgear.com)

Stay hungry…

1 Comment

  1. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to produce a top notch article… but what can I
    say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

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