Modern Potluck is full of fun and interesting recipes that could definitely improve most “potluck meals”. I also think these recipes could be used for any type of large or small gathering. One good thing about the recipes is that they are already designed to feed larger numbers. So you don't have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make enough for a crowd. I particularly like that many of the recipes cater to vegetarians and are often gluten free, which means if you want to make something that all your guests will love you will not have to look far in this book for something interesting.
I especially appreciate the notes at the beginning regarding salting and seasoning and how to find the best balance by seasoning a dish as it is being prepared. The useful rules about a potluck dinner also are full of common sense advice that one might tend to forget. For example, if you are making a dish for a potluck meal held outside your own home, you will need to think about how well the dish will travel, or what additional supplies you might need to have on hand at the time of serving the dish. Overall, I think this is a useful cookbook for those who want to make something modern but not overly complicated. The photos are appealing and the recipes are clear and easy to follow. Some of my favorites dishes include, Indian-spiced spinach yogurt dip, many bean salad, spiced carrot and goat cheese strudel and the lemon-berry bundt cake. I could go on and on there are so many good things in the book. Just keep in mind, the next time you need to cook for a large group this is a book worth consulting.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.