Italian meats -- prosciutto, sopressata, bresaola, salami, anything your friends and family enjoy
Cheese -- Rachael's faves include Robiola, Provolone, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Boursin.
Bread or celery sticks -- put the bread sticks or celery sticks in fun glasses; its best if you find ones that are taller with a larger mouth like water glasses. This will give some height to your snacking platter.
Mixed nuts -- a glass that has a small mouth, like a brandy snifter, is perfect for nuts! Instead of digging through a bowl that everyone’s got their hands in, guests will have to pour the nuts into their hand because of the small opening.
Olives -- rocks glasses work well to put olives in. Be sure to put out an empty dish for the pits!
Jams and honey -- Rachael’s favorites are fig jam and farmstand honey
Artichokes, peppers and tomatoes -- roasted and marinated veggies tend to have a bit of liquid in them so it's best to use a small bowl or dish for these. Not too big though, you don’t want it to take to much room on the cutting board.
Yields: as much or as little as you want!
Assemble everything on a large cutting board or butcher block and have a cup of toothpicks handy!
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