End Grain Cutting Board;
You may wonder why there are two different cutting boards together in the same album. If that was your thought, you may be surprised to learn that this is in fact the same cutting board! There are two sides so one side can be used for meats, poultry or fish and the other can be used for vegetables, fruits and the like. The distinction of each side is to help prevent cross contamination between foods. The details (such as the bevel and different inlaid woods) is to assist in differentiating the two sides. Another feature of this cutting board is that it is an end grain cutting board (an end grain is "the grain of wood seen when it is cut across the growth rings")*. The advantage of the end grain is when the knife goes in between the grains of the cutting board, the wood will "repair" itself thus showing less wear and tear over time.