If you've followed me here or on the 'gram for any amount of time you already know I love me some good food (insert Southern accent here), good people and some good + pretty serverware to plate it all on.
Well, I thought this was as good a time as any to chat with you a bit about why you see my shooting photo after photo of charcuterie or eh, hm...meat and cheese platters all over the place and when my friends over at Brooklyn Slate Co. gave me the opportunity to style their amazing slate board and use their cheese bags ( I will explain), I just couldn't say no to yet another opportunity to shoot some cool food images and enjoy the fruits or well, in this case, meat and cheese of my labor.
So without further adieu...here are my top three reasons your next gathering should include a charcuterie platter:
1. They look fancy, but they're not.
Seriously, friends. It's one of the easiest ways to make your guests think that you have worked hard on food when my typical board takes me anywhere from 10-12 minuntes to complete. It's like throwing the flour all over your face just before walking out of the kitchen with a beautiful store bought cake in your hand except it's a whole lot less messy and tastes a whole lot better.
2. It costs little to nothing for the amount of people you can feed.
The cats out of the bag. I typically shop my favorite local market or hop over to the nearest Trader Joe's to grab some of my favorite cheeses and meats. The great thing about TJ's (if you have one) is that it's all preservative free and their prices are UHmazing. Amazing. I usually spend twenty bucks or less on my larger boards and they tend to feed 20-30 people. Meat and cheese. They just make people happy and tend to fool tummies. We like that. Right?
3. They're just so dang pretty.
I'm sorry. Maybe this is my oh-so-artsy eye here but I just love the way these look, especially when on slate. I mean. You guys. It doesn't take much to make your spread look like it hopped right out of a gourmet food magazine. I promise. Not kidding you. I kind tend to believe you could place anything on a slate or wooden board and you've automatically upgraded whatever you're presenting. It's true.
So, there you have it, all of my charcuterie (can you tell I love that word) secrets in one post.
As a special gift to my faithful readers here, Brooklyn Slate is offering all of you a discount on any purchase now through Friday, December 11. Just use code RESTORATION15 to get your price adjustment!
You can see the board I have picutered here by clicking here. This is their Slate Cheese Board and is one of my faves!