Elevate your next gathering with this beautiful, helpful card deck that offers 50 creative ideas for styling and presenting food platters for any occasion--no cooking skills required!
Everyone knows the cheese platter gets all the attention at the party, so why not make sure you get all the credit? With ideas for holidays, special days, game days, and every day, expert food stylist Meg Quinn gives you 50 drool-worthy ideas for boards that anyone can assemble at home. Just pick a card, collect and prep the ingredients following the list and tips on the back of the card, then reference the beautiful photograph on the front to arrange an abundant board.
Here are quick-to-make meal boards for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cheese boards both fancy and for the budget-minded, and even colorful dessert and candy boards. With ingredients lists, tips for swaps, and simple and optional recipes for elevating store-bought goods, you can look forward to styling a BYOHD (Build Your Own Hot Dog) board, an Italian antipasti platter, a vegan board, and so much more!
Bavel: Modern Recipes Inspired by the Middle East
From the acclaimed chefs behind award-winning Los Angeles restaurant Bavel comes a gorgeous cookbook featuring personal stories and more than eighty recipes that celebrate the diversity of Middle Eastern cuisines.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME OUT • “Ori and Genevieve manage to pull off a style of cooking that is both familiar (and therefore comforting) but also new (and therefore fresh and exciting). This is the sort of food I could live on.”—Yotam Ottolenghi
When chef Ori Menashe and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis opened their first Los Angeles restaurant, Bestia, the city fell in love. By the time they launched their second restaurant, Bavel, the love affair had expanded to cooks and food lovers nationwide. Bavel, the cookbook, invites home cooks to explore the broad and varied cuisines of the Middle East through fragrant spice blends; sublime zhougs, tahini, labneh, and hummus; rainbows of crisp-pickled vegetables; tender, oven-baked flatbreads; fall-off-the-bone meats and tagines; buttery pastries and tarts; and so much more.
Bavel—pronounced bah-VELLE, the Hebrew name for Babel—is a metaphor for the myriad cultural, spiritual, and political differences that divide us. The food of Bavel tells the many stories of the countries defined as “the Middle East.” These recipes are influenced by the flavors and techniques from all corners of the region, and many, such as Tomato with Smoked Harissa, Turmeric Chicken with Toum, and Date-Walnut Tart, are inspired by Menashe’s Israeli upbringing and Gergis’s Egyptian roots. Bavel celebrates the freedom to cook what we love without loyalty to any specific country, and represents a world before the region was divided into separate nations. This is cooking without borders.
Half Baked Harvest Super Simple
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • There’s something for everyone in these 125 easy, show-stopping recipes: fewer ingredients, foolproof meal-prepping, effortless entertaining, and everything in between, including vegan and vegetarian options!
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND FOOD NETWORK
On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple takes what fans loved most about Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes. Using the most important cooking basics, you’ll whip up everyday dishes like Cardamom Apple Fritters, Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese, and Lobster Tacos to share with your family, or plan stress-free dinner parties with options like Slow Roasted Moroccan Salmon and Fresh Corn and Zucchini Summer Lasagna.
JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST; The New York Times bestselling collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern;inspired flavors, all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals.
Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis.
With more than 130 photographs, this is elemental Ottolenghi for everyone.
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, while focusing on spending time together, rather than being stuck in the kitchen. No cooking skills are required to make these boards (and you!) shine!
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. The boards can be pulled together in very little time, and each includes presentation and styling tips to impress your guests. Any assortment of food can be pulled into a beautiful board, so you will be able transform whatever is in your fridge and pantry when unexpected guests arrive!
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 Christmas Day, Superbowl Sunday or New Year's Eve; a huge celebration or a cozy date night for two, it is included in this collection of gorgeously curated boards.
On Boards is the gift people give again and again--perfect for those who love to entertain, but not the stress that goes with it!
The wine lover's and food lover's playbook, with 75 wine styles and 250 producers to try with 75 recipes that go with them perfectly.
"Wine food" is the new way to talk about wine pairing, coined by the evolving breed of wine drinker and cook who wants to discover a wider range of wines and match them to the rustic, casual, global food they love to eat. In Wine Food, natural wine bar and winery owner Dana Frank partners with author and stylist Andrea Slonecker to deliver 75 recipes for brunches, salads, vegetable dishes, picnics, weeknight dinners, and feasts with friends, all inspired by delicious, affordable wines that go with them beautifully. Each recipe opens with a succinct overview of the wine style that inspired it, describing the grapes and naming the countries the wine comes from, followed by a brief explanation of how it complements the flavors and textures in the recipe. Recommendations for three to eight producers for every wine style highlighted will help cooks find a wide range of bottles in corner wine shops, grocers, and online. Frank and Slonecker also include a wine flavors cheat sheet, a label lexicon lesson, a short course on wine tasting like a pro, and illustrated features on matching wine with types of favorite foods (typical take-out, beloved pasta dishes, and popular sweets). With more than 75 atmospheric and recipe photos and 20 watercolor illustrations, Wine Food makes wine education experiential, fun, and especially delicious for wine drinkers of all knowledge levels.
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes
Renowned chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi is celebrated for his innovative flavors and his special way with all things vegetable. In Plenty, he shares more than 120 of his favorite recipes. The photography is amazing and the recipes are delicious. Try the tomato party - it's a hit at all of our BBQs.
Published by Chronicle.
Measures 8" x 11" x 1".
What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food
In What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California, Gaby Dalkin shares more than 125 of her favorite simple and fresh recipes and offers a glimpse into what it’s like to “go coastal.” It’s about always having something tasty to eat, thanks to handy and delicious pantry staples (avocado oil! quinoa! limes! dark chocolate!), as well as an arsenal of easy and healthy recipes, like Chimichurri Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Grilled Fish, Taco Skillet Bake, and Street Corn Pizza. The book covers all the staples—avocado toast, grain bowls, greens, carbs, healthy mains, cocktails, and more.
For Gaby, California is not so much a place but a state of mind, and this cookbook proves that no matter where you live, you can still apply the same philosophy. All it takes is finding the freshest produce you can, stocking up on some versatile pantry staples, and keeping flavors and techniques simple. After that, the only thing left to do is kick back, pour yourself a California Girl Margarita, and listen for those ocean waves.
Olive Oil & Vinegar Lovers Cookbook
There’s nothing like fresh extra-virgin olive oil, infused and fused olive oils, and flavoured white and balsamic vinegars―but how, exactly, do we use them? Elevate the flavour of your fare using products like Rosemary or Herb de Provence infused olve oil, Blood Orange fused olive oil, Apricot white balsamic, and more by diving into this easy-to-use, gorgeously photographed book.
Discover recipes that use 50 of the most popular and widely available specialty olive oil and vinegar products that enhance appetizers, salads, soups, main dishes, baked goods, and desserts. Expand your culinary repertoire by learning the basics of flavour pairing. With sections on ways to experiment with baking, marinades, salad dressings, brines, and even cocktails, this book offers an abundance of ways to use your favourite products.
Tantalizing and inspiring,The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbookwill help you take any dish from ordinary to thrilling.
A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way
Mastering the Art of French CookingmeetsDinner: Changing the Gamein a beautifully photographed, fresh approach to French cooking and gathering, with 125 simple recipes.
New York Times contributing writer Rebekah Peppler shares 125 elegant, "new French" recipes that reflect a modern, multicultural French table. With approachable recipes, a conversational tone, and aspirational photography, À Table contains secrets for cooking simple, sophisticated meals and recreating the magic and charm of French life anywhere in the world.
125 ACCESSIBLE RECIPES: Included are classics such as Ratatouille and Crème Brûlée; regional dishes, such as Basque Chicken, Niçoise (for a Crowd), and Alsatian Cheesecake; as well as recipes born of the melding of the cultures and flavors that help define contemporary French eating, from Bigger Bánh Mì and Lamb Tagine to Green Shakshuka.
USEFUL ADVICE: Guidance on shopping, stocking the pantry, and preparing the table, as well as stories on French food culture, make this not just a recipe-driven cookbook but also a chic guide to modern French living.
Perfect for: • Home cooks looking for accessible recipes, relying less on fancy techniques and more on ease and accessibility. • Fans of Rebekah Peppler's work, including her James Beard Award-nominated book, Apéritif, and regular writing in the New York Times. • People of all ages who like to plan unfussy meals with delicious food and minimal prep.
Easy Vegan Bible
Simple, straightforward and delicious – Easy Vegan Bible is the ultimate guide for plant-based mealtimes, bringing you 200 new recipes from bestselling author Katy Beskow.
Easy to prepare, quick to cook and using readily available ingredients, this book is not only the go-to cookbook for new and established vegans, but also for home cooks looking for effortless ways to bring plant-based meals into their kitchen. The modern world of vegan cooking can often be confusing, but with a list of easy-to source store-cupboard essentials, useful kitchen equipment, details on common vegan substitutions and demystifying explanations of increasingly popular vegan ingredients (such as jackfruit and silken tofu) you'll be able to produce delicious food, every time hunger calls.
Clearly labelled as 15-minute, 30-minute, 5-ingredient or one-pot, the recipes cater for every craving. From French toast for breakfast or a Chickpea and pesto toastie for lunch, to suppertime Panzanella or Katy's vibrant Spring risotto, every mealtime is covered. There are even recipes for those special occasions, like Christmas chestnut cassoulet, a heady Summer punch for those long warm evenings, and satisfying sweet treats such as Rhubarb and orange crumble or Sticky toffee flapjack. This is feel-good, effortless food by an expert in vegan cooking – and the only plant-based cookbook you'll ever need.
Tables & Spreads
From the author of the bestselling Platters & Boards comes a beautifully photographed recipe collection and styling guide that shows you how to easily create lovely, abundant spreads for every occasion.
Tables & Spreads is a must-have cookbook and resourceful styling guide from bestselling author Shelly Westerhausen. Here are more than 60 easy-to-prepare recipes plus behind-the-scenes insight into creating a beautiful, inviting table for every occasion, including tips on choosing a theme, styling your food in creative ways, and achieving that "wow factor" with linens, flowers, music, and more. There are 20 visually striking spreads that range from Ladies Night Lettuce Wraps to a Christmas Morning Dutch Baby Party, Dips for Dinner, and a Boozy Bloody Mary Bar. Rich with gorgeous and instructive photography, Tables & Spreads is inspiring yet totally accessible, perfect for home cooks who like to host gatherings of all sizes, and those who loved Shelly's first book, Platters & Boards. Complete with timelines, shopping lists, diagrams, and more, this book includes all the tools you need to make every meal delicious and unforgettable.
NEXT LEVEL ENTERTAINING: Tables & Spreads takes easy entertaining to the next level with additional recipes and robust guidance on casual styling of beautiful platters and tables for any number of guests.
ON TREND: The simple but impactful guidelines in this book speak to the way people are eating and entertaining today—often casually, with beautiful presentation, and a "help yourself" mentality. This book teaches us how to do that elegantly and create gorgeous grazing tables whether you're preparing a "snack dinner" for one, a family brunch, or a large-scale wedding or holiday table.
FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS: Anyone can make successful, beautiful spreads with these easy-to-follow guidelines and visual inspiration. These grazing spreads offer low-effort, high-impact results with easily sourced ingredients to feed a crowd—perfect for anyone that loves to eat and entertain.
Fans of Shelly Westerhausen and of Platters & Boards
Ina Garten and Martha Stewart fans who are always looking for creative & tasty ideas
People who seek inspiration in tablescaping, arranging, menus, and party inspirations
Malibu Farm Cookbook
Situated at the end of the pier, Malibu Farm is beloved for its spectacular Pacific Ocean views, the freshly sourced ingredients on its ever-changing menu, and its warm vibe. Chef-owner Helene Henderson opened the space after the once-intimate dinners she hosted on the grounds of her home grew too large.
Now, in Malibu Farm Cookbook, she invites you honor the shoreline and mountains of Southern California with dishes like Ricotta and Pea Frittata, Butterfly Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish, Seared Fava Beans, and Grilled Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce. Helene captures the spirit of her own farm with recipes using the morning’s fresh eggs, the catch of the day, the luscious vegetables that grow all around, honey harvested steps from where it’s enjoyed, and olive oil straight from her grove. Punctuated with luscious, vibrant photography, Malibu FarmCookbook is a stunning sensory experience that transports you right to the edge of the Pacific.
Everyone has a favorite style of cake, whether it's citrusy and fresh or chocolatey and indulgent. All of these recipes and more are within your reach in Simple Cake, a love letter from Brooklyn apron and bakeware designer Odette Williams to her favorite treat.
With easy recipes and inventive decorating ideas, Williams gives you recipes for 10 base cakes, 15 toppings, and endless decorating ideas to yield a treat—such as Milk & Honey Cake, Coconut Cake, Summer Berry Pavlova, and Chocolatey Chocolate Cake—for any occasion.
Williams also addresses the fundamentals for getting cakes just right, with foolproof recipes that can be cranked out whenever the urge strikes. Gorgeous photography, along with Williams's warm and heartfelt writing, elevate this book into something truly special.
Super Natural Simple
120 whole-food, vegetarian recipes for quick weeknight meals full of flavor, spice, color, and nutrition from theNew York Timesbestselling author ofSuper Natural Cooking
“There are many reasons to love Heidi Swanson’sSuper Natural Simple. It’s great food with the best ingredients presented with a modern twist.”—Steve Sando, founder of Rancho Gordo
When life gets busy, it often seems easier to order in or grab something on the go than to cook at home. But this is precisely when wholesome, nutrient-packed meals are needed the most. In Super Natural Simple, beloved blogger and New York Timesbestselling author Heidi Swanson offers 120 smartly streamlined recipes—with minimal ingredients, timesaving tips, and creative flavor combinations—to make healthy home cooking completely doable. If you want approachable ways to work more vegetables onto your plate, these whole-food, vegetarian recipes, along with Heidi’s power pantry of go-to dressings, drizzles, pastes, and butters, will help you create high-impact meals with total ease. Whether you’re in the mood for a make-ahead morning, weeknight noodles, a one-bowl bake, or the best salads, dishes like French Onion Breakfast Strata, Blistered Cherry Tomato Soba, Spicy Chickpeas with Kale and Coconut, and Big Raspberry-Rye Cookies are quick to prepare and beautiful on the table. Featuring gorgeous photographs that give you a peek into Heidi’s sunny Southern California lifestyle, Super Natural Simple makes eating (and living!) well second nature.
The Botanical Beauty Hunter
The Botanical Beauty Hunter is a practical guide filled with recipes, advice and the secrets behind everything natural beauty, from ancient Ayurvedic beauty rituals to superfoods to eat for healthy beautiful skin.
Drawing on her knowledge as a natural beauty expert and her experience in the beauty industry, author Maddy Dixon shares practical natural beauty knowledge so that you too can avoid using toxic synthetic products on your skin. Including beautiful cleansers, balms, scrubs and moisturizers, these recipes for hair, face and body are accessible and easy to make.
The Botanical Beauty Hunter allows us to be sustainable, healthy, and make natural botanical choices for our skin-care, haircare and cosmetics to enhance beauty at any age.
Big Love Cooking
From Joey Campanaro, the lovable chef and owner of popular Little Owl restaurant in New York City!
Big Love Cookingfeatures 75 accessible recipes infused with Mediterranean flavors inspired by Joey's Italian-American family.
This is simple, authentic food,with generous servings and nourishing, shareable meals.
• Includes stories from the restaurant, historical NYC photographs, and conversational advice • Dishes include Little Owl Crispy Chicken, Ricotta Cavatelli with Tomato Broth, Bacon, and Fava Beans, and Brioche French Toast with Stewed Strawberries. • Features warm, inviting photography that emulates the family-style meals • Big Love Cooking is a return to hearty platters and heartwarming comfort food with a strong sense of place. • Perfect for cooks interested in Mediterranean cuisine and Italian-American favorites
Back Pocket Pasta
Here aremore than 75 sophisticated, weeknight-friendly pasta dishes that come together in the same amount of time it takes to boil the water.
As much a mindset as it is a cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta shows how a well-stocked kitchen and a few seasonal ingredients can be the driving force behind delicious, simply prepared meals. Pantry staples—a handful of items to help you up your dinner game—give you a head start come 6pm, so you can start cooking in your head on the way home from work. For instance, if you know that you have a tin of anchovies, a hunk of parmesan, and panko bread crumbs, you can pick up fresh kale to make Tuscan Kale "Caesar" Pasta. Or if you have capers, red pepper flakes, and a lemon, you can make Linguine with Quick Chili Oil. With genius flavor combinations, a gorgeous photograph for every recipe, and a smart guide to easy-drinking cocktails and wine, Back Pocket Pasta will inspire you to cook better meals faster.