Curated Board Inspired Platters & Spreads for Any Occasion

The Curated Board

Inspired Platters & Spreads for Any Occasion

  • ISBN: 9781949480511
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2024


Price: $24.99

Compose a delicious small-bite meal out of simple recipes and thoughtfully selected ingredients

The Curated Board: Inspired Platters for Any Occasion elevates the art of composing a delicious small-bite meal out of simple recipes and thoughtfully selected ingredients. From family breakfast and afternoon tea to date night and game night, food stylist Bebe Carminito presents almost 30 themed boards and platters with over 60 effortless, homemade recipes, suggesting perfect pairings along with styling tips for optimal presentation. Carminito’s feasts also include globally-influenced boards from a diverse array of culinary influencers that celebrate their gastronomic heritage. These fun and easy-to-prepare spreads—which can be as simple as opening a few jars, tearing open a bag or two, and artfully presenting your selections with delights such as Pickled Champagne Jalapeños, Marinated Citrus and Herb Olives, Basil Gimlets, and Dill and Artichoke Dip—will have you pulling out your platters and boards, making the most of your pantry, and gathering with loved ones around a cornucopia of delectable finger foods.


“Bebe has such style in everything she takes on, and her exciting and appetizing cookbook is no exception. The concept of inspired boards and platters for every occasion is brilliant. Just thumbing through makes me want to invite friends for a board party! This is a must for anyone who loves to cook, entertain, and have fun in the kitchen.”
—JOANNE WEIR, James Beard Award–winning cookbook author, food writer, chef, and cooking teacher

“Bebe is such a talented food stylist and recipe developer. It’s so exciting to see all her skills come together in The Curated Board. Her debut book is filled with fun ideas for making celebrations more delicious and for elevating the everyday, from breakfast to a cozy movie night at home.”
—KERRY DIAMOND, founder of Cherry Bombe

“In her handy, happy debut, Bebe Carminito offers cooks a wealth of easy, stylish options for entertaining. Your board meals will never be boring with Bebe as your guide!”
—ANDREA NGUYEN, James Beard Award–winning author of The Pho Cookbook and Ever-Green Vietnamese

“If you need proof that you don’t need an enormous kitchen to make beautiful food, Bebe Carminito shows how it’s done with menus for all occasions. I’m flagging the pasta salad packed with olives and artichokes as a new favorite go-to pantry recipe for picnics—or anytime.”
—KATE LEAHY, author of Wine Style and co-author of Italian Wine, La Buvette, and Lavas

“If you aren’t already hosting a get-together soon, I guarantee this gorgeous book will inspire you to get one on the books. Packed with clever tips, simple recipes, and vibrant photos, The Curated Board will be my go-to guide for many parties to come.”
—JENNA HELWIG, food director at Real Simple and author of Bare Minimum Dinners

The Curated Board is the cookbook I didn’t even know I was craving (both literally and figuratively). From a Lebanese Sheet Pan Brunch to a Picnic in the Park to a Strawberry Fields for Everyone dessert board (and by ‘everyone,’ Bebe means me—but don’t worry, I’ll share), this beautifully photographed and styled book has something for all the peeps in your life, from morning to night and every time in between.”
—JESSIE SHEEHAN, author of Snackable Bakes

The Curated Board is how we all love to eat and entertain. The detailed themes for the boards could be used for a multitude of occasions year-round and even get you packed up to enjoy nature in style. The menagerie of ingredients makes such a difference and creates fun flavors while trying different combinations. You’ll want to try them all. Beverage-pairing suggestions were incredibly thoughtful and spot-on. Brava, Bebe!” 
—SHELLEY LINDGREN, co-owner and wine director of A16 and SPQR, sommelier, cookbook author, and James

“In The Curated Board, food boards aren’t a trend, but a permanent loom to weave the way we gather around the table. We all need Bebe’s book, for its precise and original recipes, useful kitchen tips, colorful beauty, unexpected flavors, and the boundless joy it brings to cooking.”
—VIOLA BUITONI, chef, instructor, and author of Italy by Ingredient

“Bye-bye boring boards! Just when you think you’ve seen one too many charcuterie boards, Bebe swoops in with innovative ways to share snacks all day long. Not only are the recipes stellar, but the boards themselves are just gorgeous. Call your friends—it’s time for a party!”
—JODI LIANO, founder of the San Francisco Cooking School and cookbook author

“Bebe has been the cookbook queen for years, bringing together smart and stylish women to celebrate diverse collections of recipes. You knew her first cookbook was going to be a party.” 
—BECKY DUFFETT, food writer contributing to the New York Times, Bon Appétit, and more

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