Boards in cooking can be used for preparation, cooking, presentation, and serving.
They are traditionally made of wood but depending on the purpose, modern ones may be made of glass, stone, marble, or plastic.
Types of boards
A Cake Board is a flat support placed under a cake, to make it easy to lift and transport. A cake is placed on a Cake Board and then spends the rest of its "life span" on the board: it is decorated on the board, transported on the board, and served...
Carving boards are boards for carving meat on at the table. They have sunken rims around them, and sometimes also sunken grooves through them. These are designed to catch and channel juices from meats being carved so they do not overrun on the table.
There is probably no simpler item in the kitchen than a cutting board, yet few items provoke such heated debate. Cutting boards are available in a range of materials - including various woods, plastic, acrylic, glass and bamboo. That range, too, forms...
A fish plank is a board for cooking a fish on over a grill. It is also useful for any food that benefits from the low and slow cooking that indirect heat can provide over a flame.