The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment
By Nancy Vienneau
Published by Thomas Nelson
“This is not your grandma’s potluck.
The cliché is unavoidable. At the third Thursday potluck, you won’t find canned soup casseroles or whipped delite, as much as you may love them. What you will find instead is an array of dishes in sync with the season.
Each month offers up an appropriate menu. July is for tomatoes; August for figs; December for gifts from the kitchen; February for staying warm. Gouda Risotto with Fresh Peas, Cider-Braised Pork with Pears, Crab Mac-and-Cheese, or Brown Butter Honey Cake, they each appear in their seasons at this lively community potluck.
Hosted by a group of goodwill-wielding friends and strangers, the potluck’s beneficiaries have one thing in common: a love of good food. The premise is simple; on the third Thursday of every month bring a seasonal fresh dish for sharing. The result is gloriously rich: new friends, fun, and good eats.
Whether you’re looking for instructions on assembling your own potluck (the first clue: no rules), or recipes for imaginative, honest dishes, whether it’s for a group of six or thirty, the inspiration in this book will suit anyone who wants to celebrate good food and good neighbors.”
On only one other occasion that I can remember have I ever “read” a cookbook. I cannot say that I have read “The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook” through, but I have enjoyed the slow walk through the pages. My list of recipes to try is growing and I look with anticipation for the seasonally available ingredients that I can gather from the local farmers markets.
My husband and I talked about the concept of a Third Thursday Potluck and I think we may have found so “food for thought” for building more community for our family.
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