Around the Board Cookbook Review
|Around the Board: Boards, Platters, and Plates: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie for Year-Round Celebrations and Elevated Gatherings|
|Published:||March 29, 2022, Alpha|
|No. of Pages:||192|
|Cover Price:||$24.99 Hardcover, $11.99 Kindle|
Charcuterie boards are the latest craze, and there are already hundreds of cookbooks out showcasing them. Around the Board: Boards, Platters, and Plates: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie for Year-Round Celebrations and Elevated Gatherings is one such cookbook. The cookbook is divided up into seasons rather than traditional chapters. This makes it more useful for those who like to make seasonal boards. It isn’t filled with just charcuterie (the actual definition of charcuterie is sausages, ham, pâtés, and other cooked or processed meats, or a delicatessen serving them), but also cheese and fruit boards as well as dessert boards.
Included for each board is a list of suggestions to add to the board, as well as pairings that work and most importantly, a beautiful photograph. According to Delaney, each board should include 5 items: cheese, crunch, meat, accoutrements, and produce. She has used a very vivid imagination to create beautiful , mouthwatering, and luscious boards throughout the year and on special holidays. Each board includes a shopping list, which, since there is very little cooking involved in these boards, is very helpful.
Even though there are books being released daily on the subject of boards, this one is recommended because it is easy to read, straightforward, and includes enough ideas to make anyone a star when using Delaney’s ideas. This is definitely an excellent book for anyone wanting to entertain with boards.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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