Looking for a way to take your entertaining to the next level? We’ve got just the thing—wow your guests with a stylishly prepared platter or board. This book will teach you everything you need to know.
The book, Platters & Boards, serves up plenty of beautifully-styled cheese and charcuterie platters, as well as unique boards (with recipes and drink pairings), like a hot chocolate ray, a s’mores smorgasbord and a veg out platter, perfect for the holidays—or any time you want to entertain.
Author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen says the key is to start simple. “Pick one main item you really want to incorporate and then work around that item,” she says, adding that high-quality ingredients are another must. Finally, use the time you saved on cooking ot have fun with the presentation, suggests Westerhausen: “Your board will have more of a wow factor of it’s filled to the brim with different colored items that are different in shape, texture and size.”