While most of us are still trying to recalibrate after the holidays, Jessica Alba is already embracing one of Pinterest’s hottest entertaining trends: the charcuterie board. According to the platform’s 2021 trend predictions, alternative versions of everyone’s favorite appetizer are about to be more popular than ever (searches for breakfast boards and dessert boards are skyrocketing). Alba, though, is sticking to tradition. Over the weekend, the actor Instagrammed her mouthwatering setup, complete with cornichons, fig jam…and a bamboo board with a tool tray, available on Amazon for only $26.
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Gone are the days when, minutes before your quarantine-pod guests arrive, you’re left scrambling in the kitchen for workable accessories that aren’t butter knives and flimsy toothpicks. The board’s claim to fame (around the Domino office, at least) is its built-in drawer, which pulls out to reveal Stilton, Cheddar, and hard cheese knives as well as a cheese fork. When snack time is over, simply nestle the pieces back inside and slide the whole thing onto a shelf, leaving your cutlery drawer’s prime real estate for everyday essentials. Plus the board’s grooved surface protects against sliding almonds and M&M’s.
It turns out Alba’s pick isn’t the only multipurpose charcuterie choice out there. You can find versions of the classic kitchen staple with removable ceramic bowls, foldout side trays, or even wineglass holders to spice up your next dinner party—or solo grazing sesh.
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