This is a perfect book for our time; a guide to intimate gatherings and a resourceful styling guide from bestselling author Shelly Westerhausen. She has created more than 60 easy-to-prepare recipes with insights 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.
The simple but impactful guidelines in this book speak to the way people are eating and entertaining today—often casually, with smaller gatherings. 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.
• 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
Shelly Westerhausen is the author of Vegetarian Heartland and the bestselling Platters & Boards, and the blogger behind Vegetarian ‘Ventures. Her recipes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, FOOD52, Saveur magazine, and many others. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her boyfriend Wyatt.
Wyatt Worcel is an electronic music artist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When not working on his music, he spends his free time helping Shelly with her many food projects.