Thursday, July 7, 2022


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Shareable, Simple Arrangements For Every Meal
Yasmin Fahr

Enjoy more than 65 recipes for platters and boards, including dinner-worthy spreads, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more inspiration for anytime-eating

Boards and Spreads presents more than sixty-five recipes for beautiful, delicious boards and epic spreads for sharing-friendly meals, from breakfast through dinner. Going far beyond the standard cheese board or charcuterie board, here you will find countless ideas for how to create colorful platters and spreads with easy, flavorful recipes to fill them, like the Italian Aperitivo Board with Crispy Prosciutto Caprese; Any-Night Tacos with super-quick sheet pan shrimp, and rotisserie chicken that you spice up yourself; and breakfast spreads like the make-your-own Egg Pita Sandwich Board. Even drinks can be served board-style, whether it's a Bloody Mary Bar or the DIY Daytime Drinks set-up for a crowd. Plus, there are plenty of quick recipes for dips, snacks, and other fun add-ons that you'll turn to time and time again for countless meals, like Za'atar Flatbread, Smashed Olives, Quick-Pickled Shallots and Jalapenos, and Two-Minute Feta Dip.
Whether you’re looking for a snackable spread or grazing board to serve when having people over, searching for the perfect food to share for an outdoor get-together, or simply looking for easy-to-make recipes that you can throw together on a whim, 
Boards and Spreads is full of ideas for turning everyday ingredients into festive, low-effort meals.

My favorite part of any gathering are the nibbles plates. I love filling a plate with samples of different tasty treats. BOARDS AND SPREADS ups the game of nibbles like nothing I have scene, nor had the opportunity to try.

Author Yasmin Fahr starts off this book with a short introduction, followed by How To Use This Book, What You Need – picking out a board, how to clean your boards, as well as everything from plating, serving, ingredient prep, and spices.

You’ll find great ideas like . . . Egg Pita Sandwich Board, Smorrebrod-Style Lox Board, Crispy Snacky Tortilla Board, Pizza Toast Board, Italian Aperitivo Board, Summer Trio Platter, Mini Sliders Board, and Top-Your-Own Chili Board. Those are just a sampling of the different groupings. Each board has two and more recipes per board. Also, recipes for spreads and dips.

Okay, one of my must haves for a favorite recipe book, photos. There are beautiful color photos to show just how delicious all of these recipes are.

BOARDS & SPREADS will make a great addition to your cookbook library. Ms. Fahr has assembled a wonderful selection of foods, and some drinks. You need to see it for yourself.

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  1. This definitely checked off all your must-haves, Lisa!
    Happy Thursday (and happy nibbling).
    Pat T

  2. I love this Lisa!! I’m 100% a snacker! I’m always looking for new ideas for get together! Thx for the review!!