I had a realization the other evening over a soapy sink full of dishes: I’m in dire need of new cutting boards. My best wooden board is stained, warped, and splitting from years of mistreatment. My small plastic ones just aren’t cutting it either (excuse the pun). I’d love to get a big sturdy wooden butcher block, but honestly, I need a surface that I can throw in the sink or dishwasher to clean. Epicurean cutting boards could be the solution. They’re constructed in the USA out of layers of paper and food grade resin, making use of the by-products left from skate park construction. They are advertised as “maintenance free,” meant to be thrown into the suds or dishwasher, and need no oiling. SOLD. I’m a huge fan of the gripper series, starting at $24.99, but I’m really tempted to also invest in one of the new big block boards, starting at $159. Find them on Amazon.com, Sur la Table, or your favorite kitchen store. –Megan B.