Big Boards for Families: Healthy, Wholesome Charcuterie Boards and Food Spread Recipes That Bring Everyone Around the Table

Fair Winds. Nov. 2021. 176p. ISBN 9780760371664. $26.99. COOKING
Coughlin promises charcuterie boards and spreads to gather around. Each recipe features a list of ingredients and assembly instructions, along with side notes for items that require additional cooking or prep. This book is chock-full of tips to create a spread that will appeal to a range of guests and family members, with chapters titled “Bring Your Family Around the Table” (board basics and tips); “Jump-Start the Day” (breakfast boards); “Crunch, Munch, Go” (snacks); “Let’s Do Lunch”; “Create-a-Plate” (appetizers); “Time To Feast” (main dish boards); and “Don’t Forget Dessert.” Board concepts center around a main dish or centerpiece; with options such as a fix-your-own steel-cut oats bar, sushi hand-roll board, and make-your-own lasagna spread. There are also excellent options for parties and potlucks with concepts that can be customized.
VERDICT With classic charcuterie boards and spreads inspired by dishes around the world, Coughlin provides a broad range of options for group gatherings and other festivities. These boards will see readers through the holidays and beyond.
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