Aug 2, 2011

Boos Blocks

Don’t mind me. I’m just blatantly showing off my new cutting board, a Boos Block. YES!

Boos

I think it was Ina Garten who, unwittingly, introduced me to Boos Blocks. I was watching a show from that gorgeous kitchen of her’s in her Hamptons mansion when I noticed the cutting board she was working on. Food bloggers notice stuff like that, I guess. Not to mention it was huge and hard to miss. Now I’m about as un-Hamptons as they get, but ever since then I suffered from serious bouts of cutting block envy.

I googled a bit and it didn’t take me long to find out she was using a Boos Block, a brand I’d never heard of before then. That was the kickoff for a search that took me past dozens of fantastic, less stellar and downright sleazy cooking stores all over Holland.

After a few months I finally had to admit defeat. Not only had I been unable to get my hands on a Boos Block, but much to my dismay and surprise, I found out it’s near impossible to come by a larger-sized cutting block in the Netherlands. Everything is tiny here!

Well, almost everything.

I then did what I should have done right from the start: I emailed Boos blocks to ask them where in the Netherlands I could buy one of their pretty blocks. They passed my email on to their European representative, Barry, who told me they would bring Boos Blocks to Europe and Holland later this year. Score!

A couple of weeks later my email ended up with Tom over at Solinger (their site makes me greedy), who was so kind to mail me a sample of the maple Boos Block I had been longing for.

Boos

 
And that’s why I’m showing it off here today. Because I’m over-the-moon excited.
 

Completely unrelated and quite frankly, he could care less about Boos Blocks or food blogging in general -I’m still working on that- but he sure looks cute with bed head.
J-man


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    15 Comments »

    1. 1

      Very gorgeous! You’ll have to let us know when they arrive over here!

      Suzie on Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:27 pm Reply
    2. 2

      SO jealous!!  I’m in the process of convincing my husband that I neeeeed a Boos top kitchen island!  :)

      Rachel on Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:47 pm Reply
      1. I saw those, and they had me drooling all over my keyboard. Why oh why do our Dutch houses and kitchens have to be so tiny? It’s not fair.

        Kay on Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:50 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Now I’m suffering from cutting block envy! It’s gorgeous. I can see why you’re excited.

      Maria on Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:48 pm Reply
    4. 4

      The John Boos blocks are indeed very beautiful. Here in New Hampshire we have a lot of maple trees in our backyards and your post gave me a new winter project.
      It is recommended to oil your block regularly. Personally, I like how the oil will pop out the wood grains.
       

      Patrick on Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:50 pm Reply
      1. I re-oil all my blocks generally every two weeks with a mineral oil, depending on how much I’ve used it! it keeps them alive much longer :)

        Kay on Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:57 pm Reply
    5. 5

      When I moved to Philly, one of the first investments that I made for my new kitchen was a Boos block and it still looks as fabulous as the first day I got it.  So glad you got one!

      Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos on Aug 2, 2011 @ 4:18 pm Reply
    6. 6

      It’s huge and  hard?  No wonder you had cutting board envy ;)

      Rhonda on Aug 2, 2011 @ 4:44 pm Reply
      1. You’re sooo bad! Help me, Rhonda :)

        Kay on Aug 2, 2011 @ 5:22 pm Reply
    7. 7

      You’re the envy on the block now…..

      Sam on Aug 2, 2011 @ 5:16 pm Reply
      1. You betcha! :)

        Kay on Aug 2, 2011 @ 5:26 pm Reply
    8. 8

      I can definitely understand why you were suffering cooking block envy. What a majestic piece of wood!

      Jenna on Aug 2, 2011 @ 5:22 pm Reply
    9. 9

      And there was me thinking I was the only one who could get so excited over a piece of wood- be it a block, bowl, figure or just abstract. So beautiful!

      Vanessa- a Dutch Brit on Aug 3, 2011 @ 4:21 pm Reply
    10. 10

      My son bought me a Boos Block for Christmas this past year.  I LOVE it!  Best ever.  Congratulations.;)
       

      Tracy (Oklahoma) on Aug 3, 2011 @ 6:58 pm Reply
    11. 11

      I’m not even a foodblogger (I do however LOVE food) and I want to pet it!
      And J man looks adorable! <3 

      Claudia on Dec 1, 2011 @ 8:30 pm Reply

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