"Share the pleasure. Pick-and-mix platters are perfect for picnics and relaxed alfresco lunches--and the options are endless."
--YOU magazine, The Mail on Sunday
"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 rèosti, and a Korean BBQ board including kimchi and beef lettuce wraps. With recipes that highlight contemporary flavors 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 organized, 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"--
Casual, Vibrant, Delicious
Contributor Bio: Zizka, MariaMaria Zizka
Choose from a dazzling collection of thirty beautiful, well-crafted boards, whether you're serving a group of two or ten. Try Catalonian Summer with romesco, charred green onions, anchovy toasts, and Manchego for an intimate outdoor gathering. Make a dinner of the Korean BBQ platter with bulgogi-style beef, lettuce cups, gochujang dipping sauce, and kimchi. Or go straight for the sweets with a dessert like S'mores Without a Campfire. Plus, check out the party-size boards for your next holiday or celebration.
Start with the four principles for creating the right board for any occasion:
- Looks matter
- Stay flexible
- Make it fun to eat
- Embrace store-bought components
You'll find that every meal becomes one worth sharing.
is a cookbook writer and recipe developer who was named by Forbes
as one of the most influential people under 30 in the world of food and drink. Zizka has coauthored numerous award-winning cookbooks, most recently Tartine All Day
, Everything I Want to Eat
, and This Is Camino
. Her first solo cookbook, The Newlywed Table
, was published in 2019. Zizka lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband. Find her on Instagram at @mariazizka.