RE: cork cutting boards
Bob Richmond wrote (and it's funny how you get to know who's written things after a few lines):
It's difficult to find
boards of sufficiently soft polyethylene, and without cutesy-poo pictures of
mushrooms and tomatoes, a handle hole (which specimens fall into), or what I
call a "filth groove" - a groove around the edge for crud to collect in.
These things cost about US $7.
Ah, the cost of living in US compared to here. L7 for a small one here, you might fit an onion on it, and you would certainly get a handle.
The last one we bought was from a very well known surgical firm. It had the crud groove round the edge and was in every other way ordinary, except for a scale printed on the surface (which lasted less than a month, and can reasonably be called a pathetic effort).
This cost L90, which was a knock down price after hard bargaining!
By three months it was significantly concave.
All this notwithstanding, I agree with Bob that polythene (polyethylene, Yanks) is the only way to go.
Terry L Marshall B.A.(Law), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.Path
Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire
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