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Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  131 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. 

Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods—along with a dozen simple recipesarranged in beautiful
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Rock Point (first published 2019)
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Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! These appetizing works of art are truly amazing to behold. The pictures make your own cheese tray or veggie platter seem pathetic by comparison. I loved the creativity exhibited in the many ideas; there are entertaining and holiday boards alongside everyday breakfast, meal, and dessert boards. Check out this visually appealing cookbook and prepare to become the "hostess with the mostest". You're sure to impress yourself and others with your ability to create, arrange, and present such entic ...more
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lots of yummy ideas, though I disagree in principle with 1) putting foods to be served hot spread out to cool off before eaten and 2) everybody's gross fingers digging in and touching food that is touching other food. It's okay to put things in bowls! ...more
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The BakerMama gives us plenty of delicious, delectable ideas for creating a charcuterie board. The photographs are mouth-watering, the directions are clear and concise, and the array of different holidays and themes is mind-boggling. Such a terrific resource ( I only wish I would have bought this for myself instead of a gift. UGH). Might have to buy another.

Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion is just that....Amazing!
Claire Sheats
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think this is where we got the term “food porn” from. Plus, I now feel like I need all the boards, ramekins, and serving trinkets that exist. I am in love.
Seriously though, this book has practical and simple advice on everything from building to serving fun and, did I mention GORGEOUS, boards. I love her easy approach - just use whatever you have! I will definitely be referring to this in the future.
Lady Shockley
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Gorgeously photographed and everything looks delicious, but some of these ideas just don't make sense. For example, a "Grilled Cheese Board," featuring already cooked - and now rapidly cooling- grilled cheese sandwiches. Nobody wants a lukewarm grilled cheese! They must be eaten straight from the pan!
Some good ideas for what to include on various snack boards, though.
Jenna Hetmansperger
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not only was this book beautiful, but it was also realistic. I feel like I could do these and it would be fun!
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was a letdown. I was really excited that
I was able to borrow this from my local library prior to purchasing. However I found this book to be disappointing. It seems like it was made under the idea of food photography aka Instagram vs being something that’s practical. Also some of the food pairings seemed off base. It was somewhat inspirational and gave me a few ideas but mostly it was just something to flip the pages and look at the pretty pictures.
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not on Pinterest.
I am totally function over form.
Tablescape? Be glad if you have a napkin! :)

That said, I really enjoyed this book and thought it provided great party ideas. I picked up a giant cutting board at Ikea last year and love to put it out, covered in snacks, when company arrives. This provides excellent creative ideas to expand upon.
Kelly Whitt
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a gorgeous book with fabulous party tray ideas. Too bad it will probably no longer be considered an appropriate way to share food in groups. But you can still make them for your immediate family or quarantine roomies!
Amy Noe
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beautiful photos and tons of great inspiration!
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book about creating snack displays on cutting boards. A must for any host!
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbook, nonfiction
Drool-worthy photos of amazing spreads. Lots of ideas here for every possible kind of party.
Amber Hughes
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unique ideas for all sorts of snack boards!
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-2020-books
This is such a fantastic, fun book! I love the pictures and it makes making a board look totally doable by anyone.
Annette McIntyre
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: cooking
This book is full of interesting boards full of tasty food for almost any occasion - from a family breakfast to a full on party layout.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This book is part entertaining, part cookbook, part art, and all food porn. The BakerMama showcases 50 delicious, often nutritious, and sometimes show-stopping presentations of meals, snacks, appetizers and desserts gorgeously arranged on simple cutting boards, in this hardcover volume.

Instructions at the beginning are occasionally repetitive from the introduction to the instruction (better editing next time!) Instructions for creating some elements, like how to make nutter butter acorns, or th
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lifestyle
One of my friends sent this book to me in the mail as an early Christmas gift because she knows I love all things boards! This book details how to choose the right board, how to care & clean your boards, how to arrange everything from the most spectacular and elaborate cheese & charcuterie board to the more everyday and simple build-your-own pancake board for a lazy Saturday morning. I love how the author tackles the topic that *any* meal, snack, or occasion is the perfect time for a board... ev ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Beautifully photographed, great ideas for charcuterie boards. If you've never thought about making a food board before you will now! ...more
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. Large color pictures and fantastic ideas for entertaining.
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This one slays boards !!! Best book I've laid my hands on in the subject of "grazing boards and treats" ...more
JC  Cornell
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love the ideas in here - really love the presentations
Michelle Hall
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lovely ideas in this for feeding a crowd
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