First off – congratulations to Barbara for winning the Chef’s Choice knife sharpener in last week’s giveaway!
I’m going to keep the momentum going with yet ANOTHER giveaway. I’m so thankful that so many companies are supporting Wok Wednesdays and I love that all my fellow wokkers get the chance to win some free swag!
Last week was the knife sharpener, and this week we have a fantastic cork cutting board from Bambu. Sharp knives and cutting boards go hand-in-hand. Contrary to what you might think, you want a cutting board made of a material like wood, bambu, or polypropylene. The idea is that the cutting should absorb the energy from the friction caused by the action of cutting; you WANT your cutting board to get nicked and scratched. If the energy is being absorbed by the board your knife blade will stay sharper longer. You’ll want to stay away from glass or marble cutting boards, they can cause a lot of damage to your knife.
Here’s why Grace loves this cutting board:
I love it because it doesn’t move or slip on the counter. The cork is an amazing surface for cutting because itabsorbs the chopping bounce for less tension in your wrist and shoulder. Each time you slice you’ll experience a wonderfulcushiony feel. And it keeps your knives sharp.