Dear Lynne, 

Our new apartment has low kitchen counters. My back is killing me from working leaning over. Any ideas?

–Jennifer in Pasadena 

Dear Jennifer,

Long ago, kitchen designer Deborah Krasner shared a solution with us when she talked on the show about people of different heights sharing a kitchen. She told us to collect big, thick butcher block cutting boards and stack them to the height that is right for you. You can stop any slippage with wet paper towels between each one.

-Lynne

Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.