Everyone is hopping on the charcuterie train lately and there have been so many cool variations! I love the neat breakfast and dessert boards people create for their families and friends. I have also created a catchuterie for my kitty cat Beans with all her favourite things and it was adorable!
You may also want to read our review about Eatable Gourmet Popcorn one of the best snacks for charcuterie boards!
Celebrate your favorite films with delicious cheese boards, creative charcuterie platters, and movie-themed snack recipes in this punny and tasty cookbook. (Just in time for your Oscars parties!)
Introducing Once Upon a Rind in Hollywood: 50 Movie-Themed Cheese Platters and Snack Boards for Film Fanatics by Editors of Ulysses Press with food and photographs by Rachel Riederman [ISBN: 9781646044092; $19.95; Ulysses Press; February 2023], a unique full-color cookbook starring 50 different snack board ideas, from timeless cheese boards and charcuterie to candy platters and cocktail pairings, all themed around iconic movies.
Whether you’re streaming an AFI classic or classically bad movie, munchies are a must-have. With gorgeous flat-lay photography for every movie-themed board, Once Upon a Rind in Hollywood outlines what you need to create cheesy cinematic pairings (and even cheesier puns) like:
- May the Fromage Be with You (Star Wars)
- Draw Me Like One of Your French Gruyères (Titanic)
- I’ll Harvarti What She’s Having (When Harry Met Sally)
- Here’s Looking at You, Curd (Casablanca)
- Brie-king Dawn (Twilight)
- Roquefort Horror Picture Show (Rocky Horror Picture Show) and many more!
“If you love movies and you love cheese, this is the book for you,” says food photographer and recipe developer Rachel Riederman. “As you settle in to watch your favorite film, don’t merely serve popcorn, but rather a perfect selection of cheeses, meats, candies, and snacks, all perfectly paired to complement whatever 90- to 180-minute adventure you’re about to embark on.”
What goes better with a Lord of the Rings marathon than a “second breakfast”–inspired spread? Can you even watch Monty Python without shrubbery crudités nearby? Why not a Twilight rewatch with a selection of apple slices and salami rosettes?
Once Upon a Rind in Hollywood: 50 Movie-Themed Cheese Platters and Snack Boards for Film Fanatics by Editors of Ulysses Press and photographs by Rachel Riederman
Hardcover; February 14, 2023
$19.95; 7 1/2 x 9 1/4; 144 pages
About the Photographer
Rachel Riederman is a fashion designer turned food stylist and photographer. After almost two decades in corporate fashion, she was inspired to change careers and follow her passion for all things food and entertaining. As a home cook, Riederman uses seasonal ingredients to craft easy, accessible recipes. She’s a travel enthusiast (Morocco is next on her list of countries to visit) and always first in line to try the newest restaurants in NYC. Now a city girl planted in the suburbs, Riederman lives just outside NYC with her husband, toddler son Charlie, and Siamese cats, Murphy and Smooch. This is her first book. For more food and recipe inspiration, follow her on Instagram at @whatsinrachelskitchen.