Using Different Boards for Different Foods
1.Select two cutting boards. Most chefs advocate for keeping at least two cutting boards at home: one wood and one plastic. This enables you to keep raw protein away from fruits and vegetables and maintain a sanitary work environment
2.Use plastic boards for meat or fish. Bacteria from raw meat are best kept away from your fruits and vegetables. As such, it is best to use a separate cutting board for these foods. Additionally, the oils from fish can sometimes seep into wood fibers and leave a lasting smell on your wood cutting boards. Consider keeping a plastic cutting board at home to use for meat and fish.
A thin plastic cutting board can be placed on top of a wood board for ease of use.
3.Select wood or bamboo for produce. Wood (or bamboo) cutting boards are the best choice for fruits and vegetables. These boards are built to last, and will also help extend the life of your knives.
Cooked meats are also safe to carve on your wood (or bamboo) cutting board.