Let's face it you don't need a recipe for a platter, well I don't think so.
Some say it's a whole sensory experience- that is probably true.
I often don't get much chance to plan a platter, beyond making sure I have a range of produce and nibbles in the fridge and pantry. Platters just happen in our house, when friends drop by for impromptu Friday arvo drinks.
It is Summer time, when it's too hot we eat platters, whatever is available and yum. Our fresh and dried figs, quince and pecans are just perfect staples.
I try to keep a camembert or brie in the fridge.
Everything else is up for grabs.
My only rules are:
Try to go local. I try to have as much local produce stashed in the fridge as I can fit.
Mix colours and texture.
Some people don't like food getting alittle mixed up or a little dribble of oil from a nearby olive. Its doesn't bother me but I do try my best to remember this when they come round.
Have plenty of serviettes.