Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Appetizer Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

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, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think red, white, and blue snacks shaped into an American flag for celebrating Fourth of July and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day). The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks , seasons and holidays , breakfast and brunch , desserts , and entertaining and special occasions . Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces , including: Build-Your-Own Parfait Board Mimosa Board Summer Fun Board Take Me Out to the Ball Game Board Mediterranean Mezze Board Barbecue Board S’mores Board Build-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama’s tips to get you into the board mind-set , every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun. Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in her Beautiful Boards follow-up, Spectacular Spreads .

  • Author: Maegan Brown
  • Publisher: Rock Point (September 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-1631066474
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.4 inches

                 

2. The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning is a safe, practical, step-by-step resource to preserve the low-acid foods that you love. From soups and stews, to meals-in-a-jar, to kitchen staples like broths and beans, pressure canning is a time-honored craft that allows you to safely and affordably preserve the food your family loves to eat. Written by The Canning Diva® Diane Devereaux, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning delivers everything you need to confidently achieve pressure canning perfection. With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning you will discover the ease of pressure canning, understand the science behind safe food preservation, and enjoy delicious recipes for stocking your kitchen and feeding your family. In the pages of this all-in-one pressure canning roadmap you’ll find: An overview of pressure canning basics that includes guidance for buying a pressure canner and pressure canning fundamentals More than 80 pressure canning recipes for: stocks, broths, soups, and stews; meats including wild game and fish; meals-in-a-jar; tomatoes and vegetables; beans and legumes; and more Pressure canning charts for safely canning vegetables and meats that include quantity, yield, jar size, processing time, and PSI gauge guidance A “First Batches” Chapter that includes two practice recipes for those new to pressure canning With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning , readers of all skill levels will learn to successfully preserve and serve wholesome, nourishing foods that everyone will enjoy.

  • Author: Diane Devereaux - The Canning Diva
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (July 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1641520904
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

                 

3. Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion (Appetizer Cookbooks, Dinner Party Planning Books, Food Presentation Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

Bestselling cookbook shares the secrets to easy, attractive, and delicious spreads With 40 contemporary spreads to graze on presented with gorgeous photography, easy recipes, and helpful tips An inspiring resource for throwing unforgettable get-togethers: Platters and Boards is the guide to entertaining with effortless style. Author Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy). Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation. With recipes and presentation ideas for breakfast, brunch, appetizer, antipasto, charcuterie, and cheese boards to share with friends and family Makes an inspiring bridal shower, housewarming, or hostess gift Celebrated cookbook author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen is the author of Vegetarian Heartland and the founder of the blog Vegetarian Ventures Fans of Cook Beautiful , The Art of the Cheese Plate , InStyle Parties , Magnolia Table , and Cravings will love Platters and Boards . A visual cornucopia of a cookbook with 40 contemporary arrangements presented with gorgeous photography, easy recipes, and helpful tips including: Tips on portioning Guides to picking surfaces and vessels Recommendations for pairing complementary textures and flavors A handy chart featuring board suggestions for a variety of occasions from holiday parties to baby showers

  • Author: Shelly Westerhausen
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (March 20, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1452164151
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 1 x 10.5 inches

                 

4. On Boards: Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas to Share at Every Gathering


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

BESTSELLING BOARD BOOK: TURN SIMPLE FOODS INTO BEAUTIFUL BOARDS WITH MORE THAN 100 EASY RECIPES AND IDEAS 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!

  • Author: Lisa Dawn Bolton
  • Publisher: Appetite by Random House; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0147531148
  • Dimensions: 7.91 x 0.71 x 10.9 inches

                 

5. Can It & Ferment It: More Than 75 Satisfying Small-Batch Canning and Fermentation Recipes for the Whole Year


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

Recipes in this helpful, full color book include strawberry chutney, the perfect garlic dill pickle, spring onion kimchi, cinnamon-honey apple butter, and more! Welcome to the world of produce preservation. In Can It & Ferment It , blogger and Certified Master Food Preserver Stephanie Thurow brings the canning and fermenting communities together by offering recipes that work for both canning and fermenting. From a first-timer to the advanced preservationist, Can It & Ferment It shows canners and fermenters alike how they can have the best of both worlds. Recipes include: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Sugar Snap Pea Pickles Dandelion Jelly Pickled Fennel Fiddlehead Fern Pickles Spicy Spring Onion Relish Napa Cabbage Kimchi And much much more Stephanie explains the differences between the canning and fermentation processes, emphasizes the importance of using local and organic produce, describes canning and fermenting terminology and the supplies needed for both methods, and offers more than seventy-five fun and easy recipes for every season. Readers will learn how to preserve each fruit or vegetable in two different ways; each can be enjoyed water bath–canned or as a healthy, probiotic-rich ferment.

  • Author: Stephanie Thurow
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 18, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1510717428
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 8 inches

                 



6. Savor: Entertaining with Charcuterie, Cheese, Spreads & More! (Cookbook for Entertaining, Recipes for Groups, Hosting Events, Easy Cooking, Appetizers and Hors Devours)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

A Comprehensive Guide to Serving Boards.  The art and pleasure of beautifully composed charcuterie boards—demystified and made simple! Serving boards possess an uncanny ability to mirror the mood of a host and transform a room's ambiance as friends and family gather around them to both eat and enjoy time together.  Savor  lavishly details how to create memorable and delicious serving boards, no matter the season or the occasion. Expert advice and insights provide strategies and approaches for composing boards that balance flavor profiles and textures, using elegant and inventive recipes. Inside You’ll Find: - Expert Advice and Recipes from Murray’s Cheese, Publican Market, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Lady & Larder, Mike’s Hot Honey, Blake Hill Preserves, Esters Wine Shop & Bar, and Vermont Creamery - Practical & Delicious Guides on how to pair cheeses, meats, condiments, and an array of other ingredients that can be used on serving boards. Also included are suggested drink pairings.  - Over 100 Recipes for crackers and bread, preserves, pickles, flavored nuts, dips, spreads, some bigger bites, and even desserts Kimberly Stevens is a seasoned food writer and journalist who has contributed extensively to  The New York Times  and written stories for  The Los Angeles Times ,  The Wall Street Journal , numerous national magazines, and online publications. She is based in Los Angeles, where in her spare time she battles a severe addiction to cookbook collecting, shops at the farmer’s market, and makes meals for friends and family.  Elevate your home entertaining with  Savor !

  • Author: Kimberly Stevens
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-1604338232
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.7 x 10 inches

                 

7. The Cheese Board Deck: 50 Cards for Styling Spreads, Savory and Sweet


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

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!

  • Author: Meg Quinn
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0593233276
  • Dimensions: 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches

                 

8. Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

Many of our favorite movies come with a side of iconic food moments: the elaborate timpano from Big Night, Charlie Chaplin’s dancing dinner rolls in The Gold Rush, the orgasmic deli fare from When Harry Met Sally, or the redemptive birthday cake from Sixteen Candles. In this cookbook, author Andrew Rea (of the hit YouTube channel “Binging with Babish”) recreates these iconic food scenes and many more. With recipes from more than 40 classic and cult films, Eat What You Watch is the perfect gift for both movie buffs and home cooks who want to add some cinematic flair to their cooking repertoire.

  • Author: Andrew Rea
  • Publisher: Dovetail (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0998739953
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches

                 

9. Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes: 633 Top-Rated Recipes Our Readers Love!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

ENJOY OVER 600 OF THE BEST OF OUR BEST, ALL-TIME FAVORITE, 5 STAR, MOST REQUESTED RECIPES ALL IN ONE BRAND NEW COLLECTION! Take the guesswork out of cooking with Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes! Each of the 633 dishes in this mouthwatering collection is a Five-Star dish as rated on TasteofHome.com, won a recipe contest and/or received raves from Taste of Home readers! Whether whipping up a family favorite on a busy weeknight, creating an attention-getting dish for an office potluck, serving crowd-pleasing munchies for a weekend party or a planning a spread for a special occasion, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. After all, these are the foods today’s home cooks serve and share time and again. Each tried-and-true recipe has been tested and approved by the experts in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, offers easy-to-follow instructions and calls for ingredients you likely have on hand! Serve your family nothing but the best! With Most Requested Recipes at your fingertips, it’s never been easier!   CHAPTERS Appetizers, Snacks & Beverages Breakfast & Brunch Soups & Sandwiches Side Dishes, Salads & More Hearty Main Dishes Casserole Entrees Slow Cooker Dinners Breads & Rolls Cakes, Pies & Desserts Cookies & Candies Seasonal Specialties

  • Author: Editors of Taste of Home
  • Publisher: Trusted Media Brands; Illustrated edition (September 12, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1617656545
  • Dimensions: 9.38 x 1.6 x 9.63 inches

                 

10. Graze: Inspiration for Small Plates and Meandering Meals: A Charcuterie Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Appetizer Cooking - August 2021

Grazing is an enchanting way to eat. It means skipping from dish to dish, tasting different things without committing to a single one. It’s about creating multiple dishes that work together as a meal, that all share a theme, an aesthetic. When she entertains, or even pulls together a quick dinner for just two, food stylist Suzanne Lenzer enjoys this tapas-style of eating—and with her guidance, you can too. When it comes to making small plates at home, start with cheese and charcuterie, but then combine this classic with a few easy dishes that make a meal special. Try your hand at fun, fast recipes like chickpea fries with Meyer lemon-scented aioli; roasted beet tartare with cheese and pistachios; kale, spinach, and Pecorino pizza slivers; sardine bruchetta with fennel and preserved lemons; scallop and plum ceviche with tarragon; and lemon-lavender posset—to name just a few. Making delicious, beautiful dishes and snacks for grazing, whether for two or twelve, doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Graze is full of tips to help you prepare healthy, wholesome, and appetizing food without spending hours in the kitchen.

  • Author: Suzanne Lenzer
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; Illustrated edition (July 11, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1623367534
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 0.96 x 9.37 inches