Pet Peeve: Using plates as cutting boards
|Respect your knives and they will work hard for you. (Jeff Quackenbush photo)|
Do not, under any circumstances, use a glass or ceramic plate as a cutting board. I cringed every time she sliced her veggies on a glass plate in front of the camera. This will dull your nice knife a lot faster and if you make a habit of using a plate as a cutting board, you will ruin your chef’s knife. There’s also a danger of slippage which will increase the risk of cutting yourself. Please use either plastic cutting boardsor a butcher block cutting board. I own both.
|Color coded plastic cutting boards helps keep germs separated. Tammy Quackenbush photo|
Plastic cutting boards (which sold in different colors so you can easily segregate the dairy, meat and veggies/fruit) are good if you’re going to someone’s home to help cook a meal or a church potluck. They’re easy to clean, just thrown them in the dish washing machine when needed.
|Yes, I love my butcher’s block cutting board enough that it usually accompanies me for all my cooking videos. Jeff Quackenbush photo|
My butcher block usually stays at home (unless I’m filming a video), and takes a little, gentle maintenance. It gets a good hand wash and rubdown with food safe mineral oilfrom time to time to keep it camera ready.