We've been smitten with Epicurean's pressed-wood cutting boards and utensils for quite some time now. This carving board is just one more mark in their favor. You see that studded surface? And the deep groove around the outside? We have a feeling this will make all you canners very happy.
There are two problems with canning a big batch of tomatoes, peaches, or any other juice fruit. First, the juices go everywhere. It's like a fruit massacre in your kitchen by the end of the day. And secondly, those gorgeous round fruits are slippery little devils! If you're doing a bunch of chopping, it can get awfully tedious trying to keep them from sliding all over the place.
This is where the Epicurean cutting board comes in. The deep groove around the outside catches the juices while the studs hold the fruits steady while you cut. Simply brilliant. The price tag is fairly hefty at $85, but Epicurean's products are eco-friendly and built to last so we feel good about this investment.
Oh, and we're sure it works wonderfully for carving roast chicken and beef, too!
We have to give thanks to Clay and Zach of the Bitten Word blog for bringing this cutting board to our attention. If you do a lot of canning, they recommend the largest 21x15 cutting board for both it's size and double-well around the edge. They should know since they just finished canning 90 pounds of tomatoes!