The butter board trend started on TikTok but restaurant chefs are now adapting it with their own takes./Photograph: Shutterstock
When the first butter board was posted on TikTok back in September, the idea was simple: Spread softened butter on a wooden board, garnish creatively and serve with pieces of bread for dipping.
The idea, credited to a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based cook, quickly went viral and butter boards have since grown in showiness and scope. Now that sharing food has returned to its pre-pandemic popularity, butter boards fit right in—just like the still trending charcuterie boards that preceded them.
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