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Butcher Blocks vs Cutting Boards, What's the Difference?

At CuttingBoard.com, we often get questions along the lines of,  "What is the difference between a butcher block and a cutting board?" as well as the more interesting, "Can I use my cutting board to chop meat?"  Both are very good questions, as they are two very distinct surfaces for different purposes. For a little bit of history, [...]

Welcome to CuttingBoard.com

Thanks everyone that has supported CuttingBoard.com and its hard working team in getting us to our official launch!  We are proud to be *the* marquee ecommerce site to offer high quality and unique cutting boards and butcher blocks. We carry everything from your generic NSF dish-washer safe board to gorgeous, 3' long larch wood presentation [...]

Why Acacia is Becoming a Popular Wood for Cutting Boards

What is Acacia Wood? Acacia (also known as thorntree), is a natural wood that is becoming trendy and popular for use in cutting boards. Historically, acacia has been a prized wood because of its beauty and strength. The Bible references a special genus of red acacia that grows in East Africa as the wood that was [...]

How to Properly Clean Your Wood Cutting Board

Properly knowing how to clean and maintain kitchen equipment has become somewhat of a lost art these days. Dirty dishes? Throw them in the dishwasher. Dull knives? Run them through an electric sharpener. Warped cutting board? Toss it and buy a new one. While throwing away a cutting board from the 99 cent store might [...]

Teak Cutting Boards – Worth the Hype?

The Rise of Teak Wood If you've paid any attention to culinary magazines or shows in the last few years, you’ll know that teak cutting boards have made their way onto many a kitchen aficionado’s “must have” list. Known as being a durable natural wood, teak has commonly been used in wet environments such as boat [...]

Tacos de Huitlacoche - Corn Truffle Tacos

For this article, we are celebrating a very special day with a special dish, as September 16 th is Mexican Independence Day. One of the first things that come to mind this time of year is Tacos de Huitlacoche (“Corn Truffle Tacos”). I’ve been in Mexico for a total of 17 Independence Day celebrations; each with their [...]

Recipe Tuesday: Crispy Pork Skin with Green Salsa

The CuttingBoard.com Kitchen warmly welcomes Chef David Harold as our guest food blogger. David is an accomplished cook that specializes in authentic, latin inspired recipes stemming from his residence in the bustling city of Mexico City. Being fortunate enough to have someone cook great meals for you as a kid – the kind that often prompted [...]

Stop Putting Your Cutting Board in the Dishwasher

A common question that often comes up with home chefs is, “Should I put my cutting board in the dishwasher?”. The short answer is: no. The long answer is that there are proper ways of cleaning your cutting board, which depend on the type material the cutting board is made out of. Here’s the list of common [...]

Top Five Benefits of a Bamboo Cutting Board

In the last few years, bamboo has become one of the most popular materials for cutting boards due to its many benefits. While bamboo has always been known to have many advantages over traditional woods, only in the recent decade did the technology emerge to mass process bamboo from a round timber into flat timber. [...]