One of the easiest and most colorful ways to entertain this holiday season is a charcuterie plate you can arrange from the comfort of home. Lucky for us, we’ve got yummy creations from Taste Elevated to bring your snacks to that next culinary level.
Lori Krieger is the ambitious mother of 4 behind this delicious inception. Her crafty homemade spreads, candied fruits, nuts and eclectic pairings began in her own kitchen and can now be found in places like Central Market, Whole Foods, Becker Vineyards, in addition to local specialty shops like Gaucho Gourmet in San Antonio…to name a few!
I’m good friends with her Sweet & Spicy Mustard Seeds – one of 9 products now available from Taste Elevated. And to think, Lori’s inspiration was sparked by the concept of charcuterie and the way she and her family like to snack. The idea of selecting your favorite meats and cheeses to share may be a little intimidating at first, but go with what you know. Then build on that!
Start with Ingredients you Love…
After all, we eat with our eyes. Color is key! This particularly applies to supplementary elements like dried fruit, olives, peppers, cornichons – things that amplify the oily richness of flavor when bunched together with a spicy meat or special cheese.
Best of all, NO DISHES! Just drag the trash can on over and dump. Check out more of Lori’s products, including her latest sweet lover’s creation, TE’s Booze Thyme Cherries, brined in amaretto and brandy. These cherries over cheesecake…forget about it!