Meze Publishing’s latest cook book, Inspired Grazing by Laura Billington, has been written to spark creativity and excitement in readers by encouraging personality and individuality in every platter. At its heart, this book aims to fuel a passion for grazing, whether you’re a kitchen connoisseur or a cheeseboard newbie. Inspired Grazing will give you all the hints and tricks you’ll need to pair flavours, build your own beautiful boards, and bring that personal touch to all your creations.
A cheeseboard isn’t just a snack or after-dinner affair anymore; it has recently grown into an art form and trend, but is equally a timeless classic that will never date. From treats for a special occasion to a simple lunch for one, creating these boards and platters is a joyful experience you will want to repeat again and again.
Inspired Grazing compiles creations that are bound to impress no matter what the celebration. Laura’s recipes take you on a tour of the seasons, through chapters representing Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, so this book will have you prepared for even the simplest of events as well as show-stopping gatherings. Whether you’re planning a party platter for Oktoberfest or trying out the playful Cheesesteak Sliders with your friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There’s even a few boards for little grazers, perfect for the kids to snack on when you’re spending quality time with the family.
With stunning photography, this book is packed with boards so beautifully crafted, they almost look too good to eat! From the vivid Rainbow Board that would make an incredible summer garden party centrepiece, to the Winter Celebration Board which adds an extra special touch to the holidays, every board is visually exciting as well as delicious. Others include the Harvest Festival, Fireside Fondue and Strawberry Fields boards. There’s an idea for every occasion, whether you’re preparing a dinner party or supper for yourself after a long day. The book also includes recipes for side dishes, treats, and delightful little extras such as Cheese Straws, Green Tomato Bruschetta, Caramelised Onion Chutney, Beetroot Hummus, Cinnamon Candied Pecans, Chocolate Hazelnut Dip, and much more.
About the Author
Amidst a slower pace of life and extra time to contemplate her career, Laura’s company, Graze Cheshire, was incorporated during the first UK lockdown in July 2020. After spending over 20 years working in the legal industry, it was a complete change of direction where creativity, food, and loving everything local ignited a passion for preparing cheeseboards and platters. Graze Cheshire was quickly recognised by the media and Laura’s work has appeared on TV in The Real Housewives of Cheshire and featured in numerous magazines. Her passion for cheeseboards and an awareness of the growing grazing trend then led to the idea for a book, so that many more people could enjoy this craft and create their own graze boards at home.