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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Availability: In Stock
Every Third Thursday Life is Delicious
Grab a plate. Pull up a chair. Good company. Great food. No rules. Its 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 appearsdishes that draw on ingredients from the participants own gardens, their neighbors yards, or the farmers market. These dishes celebrate their provenance and their history. Roasted tomato goat cheese tart with Tennessee Bradley tomatoes, Me-mes chocolate cake inherited from a beloved grandmothers recipe. Chicken baked with fresh plums from a neighbors tree. Acorn squash filled with Southern sorghum and pecans. Pimiento cheese made with local farmstead cheddar. Crowder pea salad flecked with Bentons 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 youll find glorious dishes, heartfelt stories, plus tips and ideas for starting your own community potluck. Did someone say its Thursday?
Nancy Vienneau began cooking professionally in 1980 as a caterer. These days she works in her community promoting local farmers, urban gardens, healthy affordable cooking, and food security. Most Fridays youll find her cooking at Second Harvest Food Bank. Her work appears in Alimentum: The Literature of Food, Relish Magazine, Nashville Arts Magazine, her weekly restaurant column for The Tennessean, and her blog Good Food Matters.
alisaUtahAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Overall, loved the idea of a potluck cooking bookAugust 13, 2014alisaUtahAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I really enjoy reading cookbooks. Normally I base a review of a cookbook on how many recipes I would like to make or make and they taste awesome. This book is based on two ladies who start a Third Thursday potluck cooking group with people from all walks of life. Having participating in a monthly cooking group at random times through my life, I found this endearing. Each month has a different theme and some musings at the beginning of that months recipes.
This being said, some of the recipes are intimidating for a stay-at-home mom cook of small children. However, there are quite a few recipes I would like to try, especially those that involve using items from home-grown gardens. I love the idea of everything is potluck style and fits with different times of the year, since I find myself often cooking based on moods and feelings of different times of the year.
Another thing I love with cookbooks is if each recipe includes a picture. Not every recipe includes a picture with it, which doesnt totally matter, just helps please the palette of a cookbook. Since I dont use alcohol, several of the recipes I will probably never make, but overall, the theme and endearment of this cookbook makes it worth taking a look at.
Jen PenMidwest4 Stars Out Of 5Casual, seasonal recipes...June 19, 2014Jen PenMidwestQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4SUMMARY:
A flavorful cookbook derived from shared community potluck recipes, The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook combines recipes with scrumptious pictures, preparation tips, author thoughts as well as ideas for starting your own community potluck. Based on farmer's market items, favorite shared recipes and even a few eclectic ideas of food pairings, this book focuses on seasonal fare available locally within a community. The third Thursday potlucks evolved over time as a way to meet new friends, try new foods and encourage community ties_
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
"Not your Grandmother's potluck" sums up this book appropriately as the recipes sound enticing albeit a bit time-consuming (which may be fine when making food to share). I did actually learn a few new cooking/ food terms (Jicama, trussing) which I appreciated. The concept of a community potluck is warm and inviting if one lives in such a locale. I was able to find some very interesting new casual recipes to try from my local farmer's market, especially new seasonal ones which I had never considered. Quite a novel cookbook, one even your Grandma would approve of!!
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of The Third Thursday from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*
Kristieupstate NYAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Unique concept and cookbook!June 14, 2014Kristieupstate NYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love the entire concept behind this book - food and fellowship, but it goes even beyond that as it is a group dinner/community potluck each month that highlights the foods that are in season at that time. What an awesome way to try new recipes for in season foods and what better foods to eat than those that are fresh and readily available from a local farmer's market or even better from your very own garden! This book is divided into sections by each month and there is a variety of recipes and I cannot wait to try so many of these! Also, the pictures included throughout the book of the foods are beautiful, they make the food so appealing! This is such a fresh, new approach to potlucks and an excellent idea for a cookbook as well!
*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*
ciciAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5YummyJune 4, 2014ciciAge: 25-34Gender: femaleThe Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment by Nancy Vienneau is by far one of the most interesting collections of recipes I have had the pleasure of reading. Not only does this collection give easy to follow recipes, but it shares the journey of a group of people that through a garden have come together. It still amazes me that we can bond over one of the most enjoyable activities such as cooking and that is exactly what this recipe book shows and shares. I believe this book will not only be a great resource for recipes, but it will also be the beginning of new form of gathering, socializing. Nancy has planted the seed in me and now I will nurture it to grow and share it with my friends and family. I was given a review copy from Booklook Bloggers and all opinions are my own.