Cookbook giveaway – Modern Potluck

Modern PotluckModern Potluck is a cookbook and guide for today’s potluckers that aims to revamp the way you think about these transportable dishes. These make-ahead recipes are perfect for a crowd and navigate carnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan preferences gracefully.

We asked author Kristin Donnelly about her inspiration for the book and for any tips she could offer someone who wants to host or bring something to a potluck dinner. You can see her answers in our author Q&A.  

We’re delighted to offer 1 copy of Modern Potluck to EYB Members in the US only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What is currently your favorite dish to take to a potluck?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends September 23, 2016.

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  • nikignu  on  August 26, 2016

    I regularly bring an interesting salad with lots of color ๐Ÿ™‚

  • dbielick  on  August 26, 2016

    Last potluck I attended I brought a butternut squash and wild rice salad.

  • sgump  on  August 26, 2016

    I try to bring a big bowl of seasonal fruit–or, in summer, a fruit salad of melons, stone fruits (especially plums, nectarines, and cherries), grapes, kiwifruit, and blueberries (and possibly blackberries). It nicely counterbalances all the richness of most of the other dishes.

  • juazella  on  August 27, 2016

    I love bringing a pasta antipasto salad.

  • momaphet  on  August 27, 2016

    I like to bring fruit crisps using what ever is in season, though apple always works. they're delicious, homey, and easy to transport, and whenever possible whipped cream to top it (the real stuff no Cool Whip in this house)

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  August 28, 2016

    My favourite dish to take to a potluck is my family recipe for potato salad.

  • annieski  on  August 28, 2016

    Carmelized onion tart with seasonal, roasted vegetables, yum.

  • Siegal  on  August 28, 2016

    I love bringing salads

  • pgarcia  on  August 28, 2016

    My biggest request is for my deviled eggs. I also often take my Greek salad.

  • schusterkc2  on  August 28, 2016

    I usually bring a fruit salad or a cheese tray… Always looking for new ideas!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JCBaldassare  on  August 28, 2016

    I love to make individual items like mini spanikopita or empanadas. They are always a hit.

  • camtncook  on  August 28, 2016

    Our puff pastry cheese sticks are very popular.

  • ravensfan  on  August 28, 2016

    I am often requested to bring my tomato and fennel soup, served with homemade croutons.

  • lauriesk  on  August 28, 2016

    I usually bring brownies to a potluck.

  • earthnfire  on  August 28, 2016


  • Teruska  on  August 28, 2016

    We try to take a vegetarian main dish like a black-eyed pea soup or Tunisian pasta salad.

  • pandapotamus  on  August 28, 2016


  • DJBWA  on  August 28, 2016

    Fruit cobbler made with berries from my garden

  • tcjanes  on  August 28, 2016

    Baked custard.

  • meggan  on  August 29, 2016

    I bring a bok choy salad that is really easy.

  • Mariarosa  on  August 29, 2016

    Depends on the potluck but I often bring a vegetarian dish like black bean enchiladas.

  • t.t  on  August 29, 2016


  • sallyc06  on  August 30, 2016

    Fruit and custard

  • Sfgordon  on  August 30, 2016

    I typically bring a dessert (cookies or something portable), but I wish I was asked to bring cheese/charcuterie.

  • ballen  on  August 30, 2016


  • mfl  on  August 30, 2016

    orzo salade – with lemon dressing, parsley and cherry tomatoes -, always a hit

  • Nancith  on  August 30, 2016

    Usually a pasta salad, heavy on the vegetables & light on dressing, or a non-traditional potato salad.

  • sarahawker  on  August 30, 2016

    I usually bring a cheese platter, finger food like pastry wrapped sausages.

  • minerva  on  August 30, 2016

    Cauliflower cake from Plenty (or Plenty More… can't remember)

  • jmobrien1223  on  August 31, 2016

    Hummus is an easy option, but I'm most likely to make my friends the guinea pigs for whatever new recipe I've come across and want to try (but not have to eat the entirety of myself.)

  • Oysterbee  on  September 2, 2016

    I really like to bring peach cobbler.

  • chiquidu  on  September 3, 2016

    Lately I have been bringing a sort of seviche with shrimps, avocados and hearts of palm.

  • sabrina7  on  September 5, 2016

    Coleslaw. Its easy and good

  • KZielke  on  September 6, 2016

    Slow cooker mashed potatoes.

  • JulieG1002  on  September 6, 2016

    Either flourless chocolate cake or a mango quinoa salad

  • Lyndaherman  on  September 6, 2016

    Tabbouleh layered salad

  • chata  on  September 7, 2016

    For the past few years I've brought a lasagne. Used to be a vegetarian one, but they've been meat-based lately since that's what the host wanted.

  • love2chow  on  September 7, 2016

    chili macaroni casserole

  • tarae1204  on  September 10, 2016

    A tomato and mozzarella ball salad from El Farol Cookbook. A great recipe, takes a classic pairing and adds olives, grapes, garlic and mint to make something truly unique.

  • wendybazil  on  September 11, 2016

    Depends on the group, but I usually bring a vegetarian dish. Sometimes, though, I fall back on the old faithful, chicken marbella.

  • ltsuk  on  September 11, 2016


  • sharpcatherine  on  September 16, 2016

    Ottolenghi's watermelon & feta salad

  • rivergait  on  September 18, 2016

    apple galette (or another seasonal fruit)….folks are awed by this odd food, like the taste, and think I'm a "fancy" cook. Little do they know that it's just an extra-easy apple pie that eats well as finger food.

  • lollytrolley  on  September 19, 2016

    Tomato-Cheddar Pie!

  • tennyogirl  on  September 19, 2016

    Tropical fruit salad with lime dressing.

  • rchesser  on  September 19, 2016

    Stuffed cabbage

  • JanScholl  on  September 20, 2016

    I always take something that is good at room temps. I have a quinoa/roasted corn/garlic and Kale toss that is yum.

  • carollina  on  September 20, 2016

    I always bring a home-baked dessert so that I know I won't be stuck eating something store-bought.

  • lebarron2001  on  September 20, 2016

    A plate of home made candy including turtles and cake bites

  • Rosesrpink50  on  September 20, 2016

    I love to take deviled eggs to potlucks. Easy and delicious!

  • Summerlandsky  on  September 20, 2016

    Chocolate zucchini brownie muffins. The best sneaky brownie ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Caffiendfree  on  September 20, 2016

    Pasta salad made with roasted chicken, fettucine noodles, grape tomatoes, baby spinach, artichoke hearts and a lemon vinaigrette!

  • Sueskitchen  on  September 21, 2016

    Orzo and feta dish mixed with sauteed garlic in olive oil. I'll add scampi'd shrimp or broccoli depending on the group. It's perfect to serve at room temp.

  • matag  on  September 21, 2016

    Loaded wild rice

  • auntietina  on  September 21, 2016

    I am almost always asked to bring Cowboy Beans, a type of baked beans full of ground beef and bacon.

  • MollyB  on  September 22, 2016

    Dorie Greenspan's cafe-style carrot salad. Easy, tasty, and good at room temperature.

  • Lmeyers520  on  September 22, 2016

    I love to bring any kind of Pasta dish. But it depends on the theme of the party.

  • madamepince  on  September 22, 2016

    Swedish Apple Pie!

  • mcrimmins  on  September 23, 2016

    I always volunteer to bring dessert–usually cheesecake of some sort.

  • cocecitycook  on  September 23, 2016

    Baked grits with green chillies and sharp cheddar cheese.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  September 23, 2016

    Baked ziti or cheese manicotti or a potato dish (funeral potatoes/hash brown casserole or scalloped).

  • lolako  on  September 23, 2016

    Buffalo chicken mac and cheese.

  • kkhammer123  on  September 23, 2016

    I usually like to bring some kind of salad to a potluck.

  • Deneenm  on  September 23, 2016

    smoked maple bourbon browned butter rice krispie treats

  • Bhukhhad  on  September 30, 2016

    Bread pudding

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