Time at the table with good food in reach fosters community. The recipes collected in this cookbook fulfill that promise, drawing close a diverse assemblage of Nashville folk who understand how potlucks deliver both sacrament and sustenance.
When professional cook and author Nancy Vienneau started a casual potluck celebrating good food and goodwill, she had no idea it would be going strong five years later. The ever-changing group of diverse people who attend have one thing in common: a dedication to good food. As a result, every month, a non-scripted parade of seasonally inspired dishes appears.
In The Third Community Potluck Cookbook, Vienneau shares recipes such as:
Roasted Tomato Goat Cheese TartMe-me’s Chocolate CakeChicken Baked with Fresh PlumsAcorn Squash with Southern Sorghum and PecansCrowder Pea SaladPimiento Cheese with Farmstead Cheddar
These dishes draw on ingredients from the participants’ own gardens, their neighbors’ yards, or the farmers’ market. Like a sourdough starter made from flour, yeast, and water, this simple get-together has grown into a lively, rich event full of interesting folks and food. These meals celebrate their provenance and their history.
The Third Community Potluck Cookbook provides glorious dishes, heartfelt stories, plus tips and ideas for starting your own community potluck. Did someone say it’s Thursday?