Tyramine and ex-veganism aside, I love a good party.
Or evening get together.
Or random gathering.
Or afternoon nibbles.
Or wine & snack by myself…
Jo Goddard from Cup of Jo has a handy guide to creating the perfect cheese board.
I think a good platter needs a soft and a crumbly cheese, always a blue, a little pile of dried fruit (apple slices, apricots, raisons) and a little pile of nuts (walnuts, cashews, pecans) and some fresh fruit (apple, pear slices, strawberries, grapes). Crackers optional.
But what you really need is five or more friends (at least), copious amounts of wine in crystal cut glasses (50 cents each at your nearest op shop), and more food than you really need. And always a bowl of olives. With pits. Good olives.
Then talk shit and shove food in your face whilst shrieking and talking over the top of each other and cackling at the hilarious things you all say. Get all the hideous hospital stories off your chest. Spill a bit of wine in the kitchen.
Repeat at least fortnightly.
We have been.