Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook by Nancy Vienneau
This is one extraordinary southern-recipe cookbook. This is not only a cookbook but a wonderful idea of getting community together to celebrate the bounty of the season. Nancy and Gigi have formed a community potluck every third Thursday of the year, with exception of December. The cookbook flows cohesively into a wonderful story of friends gathering around a table made with love.
My mouth watered the whole time I read! I have made so many bookmarks for the recipes that I should just try them all. And the idea! What a wonderful way to gather folks from the community, no matter who they know, to enjoy a good meal with friends. This is the first time I “read” a cookbook but it is well worth the read. Rhonda, one of the potluckers says, “What happens here is not your usual potluck.” The recipes found in this cookbook are anything but usual. I have learned many new techniques like boiling potatoes with garlic and bay leaves for a subtle hint of flavor.
Nancy Vienneau is a “recovered” caterer turned food writer and activist. I would recommend this book to anyone loving southern recipes and loving a slow walk through the garden with the potluckers.
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