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Home - Posted May 1, 2017 10:18 a.m.
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Beyond the Cutting Board

Kitchen technology has progressed in countless ways over the past few years, but for generations one food-prep material has gone unimproved: wood. While some kitchens have begun replacing classic wooden spoons with stainless steel or silicone-based utensils, wooden kitchen accessories are still enormously popular. Why? Maybe it’s because they last forever. Or maybe it’s because these simple tools are almost always more beautiful than products made from any other material.

Today, the variety of wood-based products available for kitchens has expanded far beyond the usual spoons and cutting boards. We browsed a few of Amarillo’s finest home stores and gift boutiques for the best in stunning, durable, low-tech wooden kitchenware.

Nambe wine rack $175, Little Brown House

Salt and pepper walnut spice cellars $58 each, The Secret Place

Core mortar and pestle $28, The Secret Place

Enrico lime squeezer $28, Two Loons Warehouse

Teak salad set $32, Et Cetera

Cheese knife $26, Et Cetera

by Jason Boyett

Jason is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at
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