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From the author of the bestselling Platters & Boards comes a beautifully photographed recipe collection and styling guide that shows you how to easily create lovely, abundant spreads for every occasion.

Tables & Spreads is a must-have cookbook and resourceful styling guide from bestselling author Shelly Westerhausen. Here are more than 60 easy-to-prepare recipes plus behind-the-scenes insight into creating a beautiful, inviting table for every occasion, including tips on choosing a theme, styling your food in creative ways, and achieving that "wow factor" with linens, flowers, music, and more. There are 20 visually striking spreads that range from Ladies Night Lettuce Wraps to a Christmas Morning Dutch Baby Party, Dips for Dinner, and a Boozy Bloody Mary Bar. Rich with gorgeous and instructive photography, Tables & Spreads is inspiring yet totally accessible, perfect for home cooks who like to host gatherings of all sizes, and those who loved Shelly's first book, Platters & Boards. Complete with timelines, shopping lists, diagrams, and more, this book includes all the tools you need to make every meal delicious and unforgettable.



Shelly Westerhausen is a Bloomington, Indiana food photographer. She is also a food stylist, author, and recipe developer and the creator of the meat-free blog Vegetarian ‘Ventures and the author of two cookbooks, Platters & Boards and Vegetarian Heartland.

Her content has been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, O! The Oprah magazine, Vegetarian Living, Weekend Almanac, Drifltess Magazine, and many others. She has also had recipes and articles featured on websites such as Bon Appetit, Healthyish, Food & Wine, Saveur Magazine, Food Network, Vogue, SELF magazine, Shape, Refinery29, Yahoo, AOL, The Kitchn, Food52, Babble, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and many others. A few brands she has partnered with have included Crate & Barrel, Urban Outfitters, Instagram, Green Giant, Planet Shoes, and many others.

When not getting creative in the kitchen or on an adventure with her camera then you can find her with friends at local music shows or lounging around with my boxer pup, Tuko.