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Platters and Boards

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This visual cornucopia of a cookbook is the guide to entertaining with effortless style. Celebrated author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy).

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, picking surfaces and vessels, pairing complementary textures and flavors, plus a handy chart featuring board suggestions for a variety of occasions (from holiday parties to baby showers). Platters and Boards is an inspiring housewarming or hostess gift and resource for throwing unforgettable get-togethers.

 

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7 1/4 x 10 in
Shelly Westerhausen is the author and photographer behind Vegetarian 'Ventures, a meat-free blog that focuses on the adventurous side of vegetarian cooking. She is a freelance recipe developer, writer, and photographer whose work has been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Vegetarian Living. She stopped eating meat at age twelve, and, growing up in Indiana, she's watched (and helped!) Midwestern vegetarian cuisine develop into the rich and tasty scene it is now. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.