Stacey Ballis is an author and expert in the food, wine and hospitality industries. She shops for quality and blogs about it. When she first encountered Larch Wood products in Chicago she was impressed. Immediately she grocked the sheer practicality of our choice of wood and end grain construction. She had to walk away with a board. Well, after a few months of use she ordered a custom countertop chopping block. Here are some pictures of the block from her blog.