Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Beautiful Food to Share
Potlucks have been around for years. And sometimes the recipes are outdated or don't do well with the heat or long table time that potlucks often entail. So the author has created 100 recipes that work well with crowds, can sit on the table for a long time, and work well with the various food preferences that are around now. The recipes have notes about whether they are or can be made gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or dairy free. Each recipe is has easy to understand instructions and the book is loaded with beautiful color photography.
I loved the photography in the book. Between the titles and the pictures, I was very hungry when I finished looking through the book. I appreciated the effort the author took into showing how the recipes were or could be altered to fit the various dietary needs. The recipes weren't your old tradition standards like green bean salad or macaroni & cheese. While the recipes were delicious, I did wonder if some of them were a bit too "different" for the mass majority, which is what you are trying to appeal to when cooking for a potluck. But maybe I'm wrong. Overall, this was a neat concept and I really enjoyed looking through and trying a few of the recipes. It's a book I'm going to keep and continue to use.
I received this book free of charge from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.