Interesting and informative conversation.
I have a large cutting board made of bamboo, that I leave on the counter all the time and use it for everything. I really like the look of it too. Although bamboo can be very expensive, I found it at Marshall's where they have many top of the line cooking items at a discount price. It's the best
cutting board I've ever had, and shows not one cut mark. Someone else brought this up......I never
use a serrated knife on it however.
I'd highly recommend bamboo.