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The Gourmet Potluck: Show-Stopping Recipes for the Buffet Table Paperback – June 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580087418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580087414
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

* The definitive guide to being the star of every potluck, with straightforward, sophisticated recipes scaled to serve 10 to 16 people. * Features more than 50 main and side dish recipes and 20 full-color photographs. * Each recipe includes prep timeline, serving dishes and utensils needed, transportation notes, and reheating requirements.

Selected Recipes:

Roast Filet of Beef with Green Peppercorn–Mustard Sauce

Pasta with Two Pestos

Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Mozzarella Casserole

Oven-Poached Whole Salmon

Sweet Potato Torte with Apple, Parmesan, and Fresh Thyme

About the Author

BETH HENSPERGER is the author of 18 cookbooks, including the James Beard Award–winning Bread Bible. She is a popular food columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, and her writing and recipes have also been published in dozens of national food and lifestyle magazines. Beth owns her own catering business in the San Francisco Bay Area.

More About the Author

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey-born who now considers herself a California native, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking bread and cooking for thirty years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus from baking bread to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace the use of seasonal ingredients, merge convenience with cooking from scratch, and modernizing the home kitchen: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave oven, and now a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing care in preparation and personal creativity.

Hensperger's writing career began when she was chosen as the guest cooking instructor for the March 1985 issue of Bon Appétit. Now she is the author of over twenty cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes Not Your Mother's Recipes for Entertaining, Not Your Mother's Family Favorites, Not Your Mother's Weeknight Suppers, and NYMSC Recipes for Two along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Also from The Harvard Common Press are The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, and The Best Quick Breads. She is also the author of The Bread Bible, winner of the 2000 James Beard Book Award in Baking, and nominated twice for an IACP Cookbook Award.

Hensperger wrote a food column, "Baking with the Seasons," for the San Jose Mercury News (which was nominated for a James Beard Award in newspaper journalism) for over 12 years until the newspaper downsized.

She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food and Wine, Rachel Ray Magazine, Prevention, Veggie Life, Working Woman, Family Circle, and Cooking.com, as well as being a sought after radio interviewee speaking on cooking, baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Visit Beth's website at BethHensperger.com and her weekly blog at notyourmotherscookbooks.com.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. Shelton on December 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
This cookbook has become a staple of mine for entertaining, as well as for special family meals. The spinach dish shown on the cover is excellent and surprisingly easy to make, as are all of the recipes I have tried. Because the dishes are meant to be ones that you take to gatherings, they are meant to be somewhat showy, so the presentation for each one that I have tried is nice. In addition, most of the recipes can be assembled a day or two in advance, and the cookbook gives instructions for that, which makes entertaining much easier.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jillian Davis on May 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this cookbook on a whim while at the checkout isle at a department store as I knew I would have upcoming events to cook for.

I made 'Cold Baked Chicken Breasts with Jalapeno Plum Sauce for myself and several others. Rave, rave reviews. It didn't hurt that I happened to score 2 1/2 pounds of fresh plums, in season, which brings me to the next best thing about this book -- it is organized seasonally, so one can take advantage of flavor, convenience, and economy when searching for the right dish.

An overlooked gem.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cookbook Gal VINE VOICE on September 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
As the title says, this is a potluck book: for each recipe, the author gives you important information such as how far in advance you can make the dish, required serving utensils, and whether refrigeration or heating are needed on site. Some recipes serve 8 people, others up to 36. Very helpful info.

The recipes are organized by the seasons, Spring through Winter. Most of the 50 or so recipes are accompanied by gorgeous photos. The cover photo of the Filo Green Tart with Fresh Dill and Feta is easier to make than it looks, it's delicious, and a it's show-stopper. Other recipes include:

Wine Braised Brisket
Oven Poached Whole Salmon
Shrimp with Feta
Baked Saffron Rice with Almonds and Golden Raisins
Cold Roast Filet of Beef with Green Peppercorn Mustard Sauce
Maque Choux
Calico Bean Bake
Green Chile and Rice Casserole
Mushroom Lasanga
Glazed Cornish Game Hens
Pork Tenderloin with Cassis Sauce
Scalloped Potatoes with Sage
Buffet Salmon en Croute
Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit and Olives
Maple Candied Yams
Gorgonzola Bread Pudding
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By IT Critic on February 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Delicious recipes, step by step instructions, with full color photographs of the finished product so that you know what it should look like, and how to present it.

Very good for someone who is learning how to cook and entertain.
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