Sunday, July 31, 2016

Weekend Book Review: Modern Potluck

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!

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