On Boards: Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas To Share At Every Gathering by Lisa Dawn BoltonOn Boards: Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas To Share At Every Gathering by Lisa Dawn Bolton

On Boards: Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas To Share At Every Gathering

byLisa Dawn Bolton

Hardcover | October 30, 2018

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Sharing food on boards is the perfect way to entertain family and friends. With minimum effort and maximum impact you can casually host in style and focus on spending time together, rather than being stuck in the kitchen.
In On Boards, food stylist Lisa Bolton has put together 50 ideas for instantly approachable boards, all with effortless entertaining in mind, as well as 52 recipes for delectable savory and sweet additions like Beet Hummus, Bourbon Bacon Jam, Mashed Potato Dip and Chocolate Salami. All of the boards can be pulled together in very little time, and all include presentation and styling tips to make them (and you!) shine. Lisa also shows you how to style any assortment of food into a beautiful board so you can transform whatever is in your fridge and pantry!
With chapters on Everyday Boards, Holiday & Special Occasion Boards, Seasonal Boards and Around the World Boards, you will find inspiration for every gathering. Whether you are looking for a breakfast or brunch board; a board for a picnic, potluck or playdate; for Thanksgiving, Superbowl Sunday or New Year's Eve; for a huge celebration or a cozy date night for two, it is included in this collection of gorgeously curated boards.
LISA DAWN BOLTON is a food stylist and writer. She left her career in banking to dedicate her time to her two loves: family and food. She lives near Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and son.
Title:On Boards: Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas To Share At Every GatheringFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 10.9 × 8 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:10.9 × 8 × 0.74 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0147531144

ISBN - 13:9780147531148

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing guide I bought this as a secret Santa gift, loved it enough to buy a second one for myself. Made a couple of things and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Love this book, takes the thought work out will creating a ton of beautiful boards
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift! I bought this for my mom for her birthday and she was absolutely thrilled! She can't stop looking at it!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book This is a fabulous book for those who do not cook! I love the sauce section and the boards for kids. I have been using this book almost every weekend and couldn’t love it more.
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book!! As artisan makers of 'Cheese+Chopping+Serving Boards', we love this style of noshing!! It's great to see how it's being embraced! Christmas gift giving just got easier .... shhhhh ;)
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect Christmas gift! This book is beautiful … food art! The book is full of inspiring boards, great recipes, helpful tips and stunning photos. The perfect Christmas gift for the foodie OR the inspiring foodie in your life!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous book with full page photos & recipe ideas for gatherings If you enjoy hosting a party, this is a 'must have' book to inspire you to create beautiful appetizers & snacky-things on boards. Along with recipes, you will find fabulous photos on almost every page. It would be a wonderful hostess, teacher or friend gift.
Date published: 2018-10-30

Read from the Book

Welcome! Come in, pull up a cushion (yes, cushion) and sit down. Make yourself comfortable, and let me tell you a little about how I love to eat. When I recall my fondest food memories, they’re filled with people sharing simple food, family-style. People crowded around a table, passing bites around. People curled up with their feet on the sofa, wineglass perched delicately on the armrest. People sitting on cushions eating casually, no utensils required. And I’m not off fussing in the kitchen; I’m with everyone else, enjoying every last bite of baguette, Brie and blackberry, not giving a second thought to anything other than the moment. If that sounds like an experience you would like to be a part of, this book is for you, because that’s the beauty of a big, bountiful board, a board full of food to pick and share from. Because of that board, I don’t have to be stressing over dinner—I can sit back and enjoy the company of my family and friends. For me, the recipe for a perfect gathering is: Find some good company. Gather around a big board. Make some great memories. I truly believe you don’t have to prep and plan an elaborate spread every time you want to entertain. The effort that goes into hosting shouldn’t overshadow what you serve. But the pressure we put on ourselves can be overwhelming. Trust me, I’ve been there. Anticipating guests on the weekend, scouring my cookbooks for that perfect dish, making four stops to gather every item in a long list of ingredients. Then, after following the recipe to the letter, closing the oven door and just praying it works. Only for when the guests finally arrive, to still be too busy in the kitchen to actually spend time with them! That used to be me. But not anymore. It was when I had a family of my own that I realized how fast time passes and that the little moments in life are what really matter. I didn’t want to miss those moments because I was too busy whisking a sauce to hear the stories being shared in the other room. Serving food on boards is the perfect solution to serving something delicious that has also, almost entirely, been prepared in advance. Most of what goes onto a board can be made ahead of time, so you never have the stress of timing a perfect meal. And the best thing about boards is that no matter your culinary skill level, you can create something beautiful. But no matter how the board turns out, it will be the stories, laughter and company that people will remember. Whether you’re having a picnic with close friends or a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration, boards are really about the people sitting around them and give you a real chance to eat, share and connect with those you love.

Editorial Reviews


"[Lisa Bolton] knows all about making food look gorgeous. . . she gives out advice that is both practical and inspiring, making food styling a fun activity for anyone interested in plating like a pro."