The Best Wood for Cutting Boards

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi November 12, 2019 6 min read

Cutting boards are in constant contact with your food and kitchen knives, making it important to choose just the right wood for the job.
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The New Chef’s Must-Haves

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi April 24, 2019 2 min read

So you’ve finally decided to learn how to cook.  Congratulations!  Cooking for yourself and others is a rewarding experience that is not only fun, but also good for your health and wallet.
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Essential Things You Should Know About Cutting Boards

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi April 16, 2018 2 min read

For a good reason, a cutting board is regarded as an indispensable tool for every kitchen. Cutting boards make cutting and the entire prepping process easier. Hence, it is essential that you know certain things about them.
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What is the Best Way to Clean and Care for Wood Cutting Boards?

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi February 10, 2018 4 min read 1 Comment

How to Clean and Care Of Wood Cutting Boards

Wash wooden boards with a bit of soap, rinse in hot water, wipe clean, and allow to dry upright. For board maintenance: every few weeks generously sprinkle coarse salt over the surface of the board, rub it with a sliced lemon, then rinse well with hot water. If your cutting boards are made from butcher block, once a month apply a small amount of mineral oil or beeswax, rubbing with a lint-free cloth in the direction of the wood grain. (Walnut oil, almond oil, and pure tung oil are good alternatives, but stay away from olive or vegetable oils, as they turn rancid quickly.) Reapply until the wood stops absorbing the oil. Wipe off excess and dry board overnight. 

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What Type of Oils are Safe to Use on Your Cutting Board?

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi August 23, 2016 3 min read

Type of Oils for Cutting Board Care

There is much conflicting information regarding which oils and substances are appropriate for use to safely maintain cutting boards or butcher blocks. This following list will help identify which products you should use to both sanitize and keep your board looking beautiful for years to come. 

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