Author(s): Maria Zizka
Any occasion needs a snack spread. Whether it’s a gathering with a few friends for a casual dinner or hosting a crowd for the holidays, Boards, Platters, Plates will help readers create the perfect platter for every occasion with recipes that can be incorporated into any meal. The possibilities go far beyond the classic cheese and charcuterie boards (though those are here, too!), featuring creations like a Lebanese Lunch board complete with hummus and muhammara, a Scandinavian board with smoked salmon and rösti, and a Korean BBQ board including kimchi and beef lettuce wraps. With recipes that highlight contemporary flavours and trending ingredients – think jammy eggs, labneh, nori, and gochujang sauce – Boards, Platters, Plates is a fresh take on a classic way to entertain, share, and snack. Thematically organised, there are boards that act as starters to a meal; veggie-focused boards; and platters for daytime gatherings, sophisticated parties, and even dessert.
Maria Zizka, author of The Newlywed Table, gives readers a lesson on how to construct the most beautiful spreads; tips on how to select the best store-bought pairings, like crackers or fruits and veggies; and helpful information on each component that is created from scratch. The recipes are expertly curated for the book – from the Apertivo to the S'mores dessert spread – and can be mixed and matched so readers can create their own bountiful boards. Boards, Platters, Plates offers endless possibilities but guarantees each spread is beautiful, delicious, and made for sharing. More than 30 platters and boards for every occasion – from a casual lunch to a generous party offering – with recipes for individual components and information on how to build the perfect spread.