Platters and boards Beautiful, casual spreads for every occasion

Shelly Westerhausen

Book - 2018

"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."--Amazon.

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San Francisco : Chronicle Books [2018]
Main Author
Shelly Westerhausen (author)
Other Authors
Wyatt Worcel (author)
Physical Description
224 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Introduction
  • How to Create the Perfect Board or Platter
  • A Board for Every Occasion
  • Part 1. Morning
  • Lazy Sunday Brunch Board
  • Soft-Boiled Eggs with Savory Parmesan Soldiers
  • Caffeine Spread
  • Cardamom Coffee Cream Scones
  • Breakfast Sandwich Table Spread
  • Ricotta and Tomato Baked Eggs
  • Brunch for a Crowd Board
  • Roasted Figs with Tarragon
  • Parfait Board
  • Granola Two Ways: Sweet Cinnamon Cherry and Ginger Apricot
  • Wanderlust Board
  • Breakfast Rolls
  • Breakfast in Bed Board
  • Miniature Tomato, Garlic, and Goat Cheese Frittatas
  • Part 2. Afternoon
  • Beach Board
  • Quick-Pickled Vegetables
  • Fall Board
  • Fall Harvest Focaccia
  • Red, Blue, and Cinnamon Platter
  • Sweet Cinnamon Fruit Dip
  • Park Picnic Spread
  • Eggplant-Walnut Pâté
  • Dog Days of Summer Board
  • Tahini Coconut Dipping Sauce
  • Winter Solstice Platter
  • Carrot Curry Shooters
  • Teatime Spread
  • Rose and Pistachio Shortbread
  • Happy Hour Platter
  • Red Wine Caramelized Onion Dip
  • Build Your Own Crostini Spread
  • Pink Hummus
  • Part 3. Evening
  • Holiday Hosting Spread
  • Mini Cheeseballs
  • Date Night Spread
  • Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with Pistachio and Raspberry Dust
  • Movie Night Board
  • Chicago-Style Caramel and Cheddar Popcorn
  • Grill Out Platter
  • Charred Romaine Wedges with Tarragon-Buttermilk Dressing
  • Lazy Dinner Smorgasbord
  • Tomato-Thyme Jam
  • Dinner Party Spread
  • Tiered Cheese "Cake"
  • Hot Chocolate Tray
  • White Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Amaretto Whipped Cream
  • Holiday Sweet Treat Spread
  • Soft Chocolate Ginger Cookies
  • S'mores Smorgasbord
  • Spiced Chai Graham Crackers
  • Halloween Board
  • Mulled Cider
  • Black-Tie Spread
  • Whipped Feta with Black Seasame Seeds
  • Part 4. Anytime
  • Sugar High Platter
  • Salted Cashew Brittle
  • Flower Power Platter
  • Quick Rose-Pickled Grapes
  • Mediterranean Platter
  • The Simplest Red Wine Sangria
  • California Dreaming Board
  • Miniature Cali Skewers
  • Southern-Style Board
  • Pimiento Dip
  • Sundae Spread
  • Hazelnut Hot Fudge
  • Deviled Egg Platter
  • Basic Deviled Eggs, Crème Fraîche Deviled Eggs
  • Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs
  • Caprese Platter
  • Garlic Confit
  • Veg Out! Platter
  • Lemon-Dill White Bean Dip
  • Fondue Spread
  • Triple Cheese Truffle Oil Fondue
  • Pickle Platter
  • Bread and Butter Pickled Vegetabels
  • Mainly Meat Charcuterie Board by Wyatt
  • Hot Honey
  • Clean Out Your Pantry Smorgasbord
  • White Wine-Warmed Olives with Orange and Rosemary
  • Part 5. Essentials
  • Quick Crostini
  • Smoky Sweet Mixed Nuts
  • Smoked Gouda Cheese Straws
  • Homemade Seedy White Cheddar Crackers
  • Marinated Feta with Sun-Dried Tomato, Thyme, and Garlic
  • Whole-Grain Lager Mustard
  • Pistachio Herb Pesto
  • Baked Camembert with Candied Cherries and Toasted Pecans
  • Candied Pistachios
  • Compound Butter Three Ways: Blueberry Thyme Compound Butter, Vanilla Cinnamon Compound Butter
  • Chili Garlic Lime Compound Butter
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index