Saturday, June 14, 2014

Book Review - "Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook"

Book Description from the publisher:

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.

My Review:
I love the entire concept behind this book - food and fellowship, but it goes even beyond that as it is a group dinner/community potluck each month that highlights the foods that are in season at that time.  What an awesome way to try new recipes for in season foods and what better foods to eat than those that are fresh and readily available from a local farmer's market or even better from your very own garden!  This book is divided into sections by each month and there is a variety of recipes and I cannot wait to try so many of these!  Also, the pictures included throughout the book of the foods are beautiful, they make the food so appealing!  This is such a fresh, new approach to potlucks and an excellent idea for a cookbook as well! 

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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