The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook: Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Nancy Vienneau
- Publish Date: 2014-06-24
Time at the table with good food in reach fosters community. That's the promise. From crowder peas with country ham and lemon herb vinaigrette to butternut squash and leek lasagna, from Chinese-Italian-American fortune cookies to Cara Cara orange marmalade, the recipes collected here fulfill that promise, drawing close a diverse assemblage of Nashville folk who understand how potlucks deliver both sacrament and sustenance.Â
John T Edge, director, the Southern Foodways Alliance and coeditor, Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook
Every Third Thursdayâ¦ Life is Delicious
Grab a plate. Pull up a chair. Good company. Great food. No rules. Itâs potluck.
When 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 appearsâdishes that draw on ingredients from the participantsâ own gardens, their neighbors yards, or the farmersâ market. These dishes celebrate their provenance and their history. Roasted tomato goat cheese tart with Tennessee Bradley tomatoes, Me-meâs chocolate cake inherited from a beloved grandmotherâs recipe. Chicken baked with fresh plums from a neighborâs tree. Acorn squash filled with Southern sorghum and pecans. Pimiento cheese made with local farmstead cheddar. Crowder pea salad flecked with Bentonâs country ham.
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. Between these covers youâll find glorious dishes, heartfelt stories, plus tips and ideas for starting your own community potluck. Did someone say itâs Thursday?