Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion (Appetizer Cookbooks, Dinner Party Planning Books, Food Presentation Books)

Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion (Appetizer Cookbooks, Dinner Party Planning Books, Food Presentation Books)

Title:Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion (Appetizer Cookbooks, Dinner Party Planning Books, Food Presentation Books)
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781452164151
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

Platters and Boards - Entertaining dishes and party dishes your guests will love

Entertaining and party dishes from Platters and Boards: Celebrated author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy) in her bestselling Platters and Boards cookbook. This visual cornucopia of a cookbook is the guide to entertaining with effortless style.

Platters and Boards is an inspiring resource for throwing unforgettable get-togethers: Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation.

Helpful advice includes:


Tips on portioning
Guides to picking surfaces and vessels
Recommendations for pairing complementary textures and flavors
A handy chart featuring board suggestions for a variety of occasions (from holiday parties to baby showers)
Fans of Cook Beautiful, The Art of the Cheese Plate, InStyle Parties, Magnolia Table, and Cravings will love Platters and Boards.


    Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion (Appetizer Cookbooks, Dinner Party Planning Books, Food Presentation Books) Reviews

  • Amy

    I borrowed this from the library but might straight-up buy it. SO PRETTY. SO MANY GOOD IDEAS!...

  • Jessica

    This is straight up food eye candy. Beautiful photographs of "spreads" of various types of snack foods arranged on wooden boards or platters that you'll probably never actually make, but love to look ...

  • Shipshapeeatworthy

    When I was a kid I loved the foods at big family gatherings -- little pickles, cubed cheeses, cut fruit and veg, cold cuts, chips, crackers -- lots of imagination and a little something for everyone. ...

  • tiasreads

    Really practical suggestions, tips, and recipes for entertaining. (And those who love to nosh.) I particularly like the "portioning grid", that helps you scale the ideas up or down, based on how many ...

  • Fiore

    I haven't seriously considered putting together spreads like those featured in this book before. But after reading through it I'm feeling motivated by how surprisingly easy putting it all together wou...

  • Juli Anna

    This is a neat idea, and overall I think the cookbook pulls it off. I particularly appreciate that the authors give extensive information about scaling these spreads for crowds of different sizes. How...

  • Lauricia Dawn

    This book is so rad! I picked it up because platters and boards are magic. Then, flipping through it and reading the recipes, I couldn't handle my excitement. I am adding so many of these recipes to m...

  • Brianna Sowinski

    I call this snack dinner and I loved all the new ideas!...

  • Wendy

    Great sections with loads of details on how to pull off great gatherings with awesome boards and platters. ...

  • Dede Moreno

    Great ideasI always admire boards at nice restaurants. Now I feel that I can prepare them at home with confidence. I love the simplicity and organization of this book....