A visit to John Boos & Co. is always fun. Their outlet store has great prices and you never know what will be in stock on any given visit. I have tried so hard to figure out a way to put a piece like the one above in my kitchen, and there just isn't a place for it. You may notice that my blog icon has the cake and mug sitting on my large round cutting board...from Boos of course.
Founder Conrad Boos harvested Sycamore from wooded areas, processed it at his sawmill, and then brought it to his blacksmith shop for finishing. He put the sycamore tree on three legs to absorb the shock of the smith’s hammer against the anvil. A local butcher saw it and wanted one for his meat market and the rest is history.
The craftsmanship is wonderful in each and every piece.
Famous chefs all over the country are now using Boos Butcher Blocks. If you pay attention to the Food Network you will see Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, Alton Brown, the Iron Chefs of Iron Chef America, Tyler Florence, Giada de Laurentiis, Mario Batali, and Emeril Lagasse are using them. Martha Stewart, Oprah's chef, Art Smith, and even the White House all have John Boos products in their kitchens as well. An area upscale restaurant not only uses them in their kitchen, the tables were all made by Boos.
Now for the good part. You can have your own Boos Block. I bought you one! This is not a sponsored Giveaway. This Giveaway is open to all my followers in the U.S. and Canada. Just leave a comment here telling me you are interested in winning. If you happen to live outside of those places, please leave a comment and I will send you a little something too if you happen to win. I would love to send the prize out of the country, but it is just too heavy for the postage. The Giveaway ends May 27th at midnight EST. Good Luck!
I am joining Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
Please take a moment to visit her!