Living inside every lazy, indifferent line cook is a connoisseur struggling to get out. The problem is that sometimes it's difficult to get excited about hacking up yet another leg of lamb—unlike servers, cooks never get to see the look of fulfillment in a guest's face. A butcher block is one way to continually remind your cooks that they are creating something worthwhile. Take a look. Aren't these blocks sexier than boring old plastic cutting boards? Imagine bringing the full force of a cleaver down on a piece of meat resting on one of these butcher blocks, the satisfaction of your blade slightly vibrating when you lift it from the table, the butcher block unmoving. Your cooks will thank you.