The art of the board Fun & fancy snack boards, recipes & ideas for entertaining all year

Olivia Carney

Book - 2022

"Charcuterie and snack board influencer, Olivia Carney (That Charcuterie Chick)'s The Art of the Board features 75 fun and fancy seasonally inspired snack boards and recipes, and is packed with step-by-step how-tos, handy tips, and festive ideas to help even the most hopeless host elevate their entertaining all year long. Not sure where to start? No problem! The in-depth introduction will walk you through all the important facts when it comes to equipment and ingredients, and the Hopeless Hostess Appendix covers everything from Board Care 101, to finding the perfect board to match every mood and vibe, to step-by-step explanations and photographs that show how to bring your meat-, cheese-, and tablescape-presentation skills to the level. There's even helpful suggestions make your cheese plates travel-friendly so you never arrive empty-handed. Each board is labeled with difficulty level, approximate cost, and dietary accommodations, so you'll always find a showstopper to fit your lifestyle and budget. With That Charcuterie Chick's friendly guidance, you'll go from hopeless host to host with the most-one salami rose at a time"--

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Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith [2022]
Main Author
Olivia Carney (author)
First edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
ix, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Art of the Board
  • 2. Spring
  • Classy Crudité
  • Bountiful Berries
  • Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary
  • Taste of the Mediterranean
  • Brimful Brunch Board
  • C'est Charcuterie
  • Towering Tea Party
  • A Board Built for Two
  • Say "Cheez"
  • Luck o' the Irish
  • Easter Sunday Board
  • Spring Floral
  • 3. Summer
  • Melon Ball Salad Platter
  • Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Salad
  • Fun in the Sun
  • Summertime Citrus, Mozzarella & Prosciutto
  • The Grill Master
  • Ultimate Taco Tuesday
  • Sushi Board
  • Winery Tour To-Go Box
  • Summer Floral
  • Red, White & Berries
  • S'more, Please!
  • DIY Ice Cream Sundaes
  • 4. Fall
  • Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
  • Fall Harvest
  • Ooey-Gooey Fondue-y
  • Gourmet Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
  • Spice, Spice, Baby
  • Toil & Treats
  • Game Day Board
  • Thai Takeout It Up a Notch
  • Oktoberfest
  • Thanksgiving Leftovers
  • Thankful for Desserts
  • 5. Winter
  • Built-a-Bagel Board
  • Cozy Hot Cocoa Board
  • Movie Night Board
  • So Very Fondue You
  • Ho-Ho Holiday Cookies
  • Holiday Happy Hour
  • Harry & David® Gift Basket Board
  • The Gift of Holiday Cheer
  • Festival of De-Lights
  • O Christmas Cheese!
  • Gather Round Grazing Table
  • Ring in the New Year
  • 6. Dips, Snacks, Cocktails & More
  • Herby Vegetable Dip
  • Pesto
  • Creamy Hummus
  • Elote Dip
  • Savory Spiced Nuts
  • Candied Bacon
  • Crispy Chickpeas
  • Candied Nuts
  • Quick Pickled Red Onions
  • Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad
  • Spicy Fried Goat Cheese Balls
  • Lavender & Peach Crostini
  • Apple & Butternut Squash Bruschetta With Honey Ricotta & Garlic Toasts
  • Fig, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Flatbreads
  • Cracker-Crusted Baked Mac & Brie
  • Mini Cherry & Brie Galettes
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Cheese "Cake"
  • Dried Citrus
  • Frosted Rosemary & Frosted Cranberries
  • Elderflower Gin Sour
  • Pretty Pink Lemonade Spritzer
  • Vanilla Old-Fashioned
  • Spicy Cilantro Jalapeño Mezcal Margarita
  • Autumn Harvest Punch
  • Smoked Rosemary & Royal Riviera Pear Bourbon Spritzer
  • Witch's Brew
  • Mulled Wine
  • Board Scraps Simmer Pot
  • Hopeless Hostess Appendix
  • Index
Review by Booklist Review

Streamlined. Simple. Two words that characterize today's new cooking style. Boards of foodstuffs assembled for deluxe grazing might be the appetizer version of the sheet pan meal. As the first to offer an "ultimate" guide to creating these boards, Carney (aka @charcuterie.chick) goes beyond the expected with plans for 40-plus seasonal boards, along with more than 30 recipes for dips, snacks, cocktails, and more: mulled wine, elote dip, an easy-to-develop "cake" made from stacked wheels of cheese. After the upfront how-to's on accessories and ingredients, the fun begins, with each creation including board size, serving numbers, foodstuffs, any needed step-by-step instructions, and grand color photographs. Readers will find plans for "build your own Bloody Mary" and "towering tea party" as well as a Thanksgiving-themed desserts board and the patriotic red, white and berries. Added value lies in Carney's "hopeless hostess" tips and tricks--covering board care to presentation, embedded in each recipe, then compiled at the end--and a wine pairing guide. A new kind of board game.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Charcuterie maven Carney debuts with an inviting take on serving boards, using them as staging tableaux for snacks and full-on meals. She offers extensive instructions for building a board (position cheese before carbs) with bonus "Hopeless Hostess Tips" (such as sourcing mismatched utensils at thrift stores for a quirky tablescape), and labels recipes according to difficulty, budget, and dietary restrictions. The highlight, of course, is the food design, which is inspired by the seasons and showcases ingredients including cured meats, cheese, and seasonal fruit, as well as treats such as chocolate bars and graham crackers, which show up in the cleverly titled "S'more, Please" board. Other delights include cracker-crusted baked mac with Brie or showpiece drinks like an elderflower gin sour. Each board is a dynamic interplay of shapes--from fanning, folding, and twisting ingredients into such decorative edibles as a salami rose, as seen in the "So Very Fondue You" board. With its S-shape ribbon of prosciutto tucked among chunky slices of double-crème Brie, fruit, and honey, the Winery Tour to-Go Box is a gift-worthy display that can be wrapped up. Fuel for "likes" when the inevitable snapshot gets shared, this foolproof guide's for anyone who wants to play and have fun with their food. (Oct.)

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