Don’t mind me. I’m just blatantly showing off my new cutting board, a Boos Block. YES!
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.
And that’s why I’m showing it off here today. Because I’m over-the-moon excited.