Cutting Board Know-How

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I'd tell you all about your cutting boards if I couldn't just point you in the direction of this article in Real Simple (Cutting Board Know-How, July 2006), which covers most of the bases.

The one thing those really simple folks leave out, is the fact that if you wash a wooden board and leave it out to dry, it will eventually warp, especially if you're only getting one side wet. So wash both sides then towel-dry the board.

(photo: Philippa Brathwaite)

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