As someone who loves entertaining and trying new recipes, I was really excited to get my hands on Platters and Boards. This book is a must-have for anyone who loves hosting get-togethers, whether it’s a formal occasion or just a casual night in with friends. Shelly Westerhausen’s approach to charcuterie boards is approachable and casual, yet still impressive and delicious.
The book is organized by time of day, making it easy to find the perfect spread for any occasion. Each platter is beautifully presented with full-color photographs, making it a joy to flip through and get inspiration. The step-by-step instructions and helpful tips make it easy to create each spread, and the suggested meat and drink pairings are a nice touch.
I appreciated the pro tips on portioning, choosing surfaces and vessels, and pairing complementary flavors and textures. And the handy chart featuring board suggestions for various occasions is a great reference for future gatherings.
Platters and Boards is a beautifully curated cookbook that will inspire you to throw unforgettable get-togethers. Whether you’re a seasoned entertainer or just starting out, this book is a must-have for your collection. I highly recommend it as a gift for a bridal shower, housewarming, or for any hostess.