Cut It Out!

For many, the smells wafting out of one’s home’s kitchen is a part of their earliest consciousness. It smells like home, as the common saying goes with a heavy tinge of nostalgia for the sepia toned memories of a bygone childhood. The kitchen and all the textures and smells associated with it have helped shape one’s childhood and their perception of what makes a home. The kitchen might have started out as a place to prepare and cook food but somewhere along the way it became a place where the different members of the family interact and share details of how their day went.


From the time the first primitive man first cooked on fires in open fire pits on the ground the kitchen gave man the opportunity to converse and interact. After all, what else was there to do while you waited for whatever game you hunted earlier to cook? Well, it might have been a tad more complicated for the primitive man considering that he also had to watch out for predators that might not only steal his meal but also make a meal out of him and his band.

During the middle ages the kitchens of the big castles were like small towns in itself.  The kitchens were equipped with huge fireplaces that could comfortable hold a fully grown man standing upright. A small army of servants and serfs were responsible for spit roasting, frying, salting, cutting, boiling, baking, smoking and various other miscellaneous tasks that kept the whole operation running smoothly.

And for as long as there were kitchens there was a need to skin, cut and dice meat.  This is where the chopping block or the chopping board comes in. It is said that the first chopping blocks were big, dense slabs of wood a far cry from the lighter handier versions that we have today. Some fine examples of antique chopping blocks are still available for sale if you are of a mind to look for them in antique dealerships. These antique blocks are usually circular pieces cut from a single tree.

Fast forward to the modern times and a plethora of cutting boards made from a myriad selection of materials is readily available in the market. Far from its humble origins and form the modern cutting board is now made and shaped with a very specific purpose in mind.

Nowadays this website and that website abound with information touting one type of cutting board vs. the other. Do you want your cutting board made out of plastic, wood or even glass? Are you someone who prefers cutting boards with natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties? Do you prefer a cutting board that is relatively low maintenance and dishwasher friendly? Will you prioritize juice grooves that guarantee a leak free meat cutting operation or would you rather go for a non-slip design made for tougher meat cutting?

If you want to eliminate the guess work and be armed with information before you invest in a cutting board that is highly recommended, drop by this website:  If ever there was a website made for kitchen life hacks, this is it.