Modern Potluck by Kristin Donnelly takes potluck recipes to a new level. I was excited to receive this book as potlucks are pretty popular in the south. The book includes some rules for potlucks such has "It will hold up on a buffet table". The recipes range from snacks to salads and casseroles to desserts. A bonus is the absence of processed foods. The recipes include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
The highs for me are the Middle Eastern Seven-Layer Salad with Quinoa, Slow-Roasted Lemon-Soy-Honey Pork Shoulder, and Potato Chip-Crusted Magic Bars. Any of these would be a hit at the next church or family dinner.
The low point is that many of the dishes are a bit too modern for the potluck crowd I would be serving. I do not know many people who would even slow down for Lentil and Pecan Pate. The modern ingredients might not be a problem if you have adventurous potluck eaters. The bottom line is that you should decide which side of the fence your target group falls on before choosing this book.
disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books but was not otherwise compensated for this review. All opinions are my own!