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Ina Garten's Preferred Cutting Board Is A Versatile Luxury

If you follow Ina Garten's hit Food Network shows or her Instagram, you may have noticed the Maple Wood Cutting Board from the John Boos R-Board Series on the chef’s counter.

The large, thick, durable Boos Block is included in her top 12 product picks for Williams Sonoma and is touted as the "#1 cutting board choice of culinary professionals worldwide."

Being made of North American hard rock maple, which is a type of hardwood tree that grows slowly and becomes dense in the process, the board offers a solid, stable surface.

Apart from being able to handle any kind of chopping, slicing, or pounding, the board is also reversible, which means an already long-lasting product will last twice as long.

Its versatility is what Garten truly values — whether she's using it to cut and chop, arrange appetizers and charcuterie boards, or present and serve her beautifully crafted meals.

The block not only protects your knife’s blade but also prohibits bacteria growth, as maple, a closed-grain wood with small pores, is more resistant to absorbing food and moisture.

That's why the board is NSF-certified and meets professional-level safety standards. Chefs like Alton Brown and Giada de Laurentiis have also proclaimed their love for the board.