Food and art?

I’ve seen so many delicious looking charcuterie boards going around on Pinterest and Instagram so I thought I’d give it a try.

My family make ‘floor picnic’ dinners which are essentially bits-on-a-plate like cheese, salami, pieces of bread and dips which we snack on throughout the night. I decided to pimp up our regular floor picnic and make one of these charcuterie boards. I kept all the meat and vegetarian food separate so we could all enjoy it and I’m very pleased with the outcome. These boards usually consist of: ” an assortment of meats that are paired with different accompaniments, such as toast, fruit, cheese, and sauces” so, I grabbed the antipasti meats, pepperoni and various cheeses and assembled. Turns out there’s an art to this, I didn’t realise how much went into making pepperoni look bougie!

My charcuterie board consisted of Emmental, cheddar, red leister, pickles, gorgonzola, pork pie, pepperoni, salami, parma ham, king prawns, beetroot and crackers. I also tried a greek yoghurt, honey and chilli dip and it was delicious. Although this took me 2x the amount of time it normally takes to set up the floor picnic, it was definitely worth it; it just makes food look more appealing. I can see how people do this as a career, could you imagine a massive board for an event? It’s also very therapeutic to stand there folding pepperoni into little flowers and arranging everything to make sure the board looks balanced, it truly is an art.

Would you try this out?

Zoe :))