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.


  • nikignu  on  8/26/2016 at 2:01 PM

    I regularly bring an interesting salad with lots of color :)

  • dbielick  on  8/26/2016 at 2:54 PM

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

  • sgump  on  8/26/2016 at 8:48 PM

    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  8/27/2016 at 1:03 AM

    I love bringing a pasta antipasto salad.

  • momaphet  on  8/27/2016 at 10:48 AM

    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  8/28/2016 at 1:54 AM

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

  • annieski  on  8/28/2016 at 3:46 AM

    Carmelized onion tart with seasonal, roasted vegetables, yum.

  • Siegal  on  8/28/2016 at 6:50 AM

    I love bringing salads

  • pgarcia  on  8/28/2016 at 8:24 AM

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

  • schusterkc2  on  8/28/2016 at 8:50 AM

    I usually bring a fruit salad or a cheese tray... Always looking for new ideas!! :)

  • JCBaldassare  on  8/28/2016 at 1:27 PM

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

  • camtncook  on  8/28/2016 at 1:32 PM

    Our puff pastry cheese sticks are very popular.

  • ravensfan  on  8/28/2016 at 1:35 PM

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

  • lauriesk  on  8/28/2016 at 2:53 PM

    I usually bring brownies to a potluck.

  • earthnfire  on  8/28/2016 at 3:50 PM


  • Teruska  on  8/28/2016 at 4:56 PM

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

  • pandapotamus  on  8/28/2016 at 6:19 PM


  • DJBWA  on  8/28/2016 at 9:41 PM

    Fruit cobbler made with berries from my garden

  • tcjanes  on  8/28/2016 at 11:10 PM

    Baked custard.

  • meggan  on  8/29/2016 at 8:13 AM

    I bring a bok choy salad that is really easy.

  • Mariarosa  on  8/29/2016 at 6:58 PM

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

  • t.t  on  8/29/2016 at 7:31 PM


  • sallyc06  on  8/30/2016 at 1:00 AM

    Fruit and custard

  • Sfgordon  on  8/30/2016 at 1:07 AM

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

  • ballen  on  8/30/2016 at 5:23 AM


  • mfl  on  8/30/2016 at 9:41 AM

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

  • Nancith  on  8/30/2016 at 9:43 AM

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

  • sarahawker  on  8/30/2016 at 9:59 AM

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

  • minerva  on  8/30/2016 at 1:07 PM

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

  • jmobrien1223  on  8/31/2016 at 9:14 AM

    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  9/2/2016 at 7:38 PM

    I really like to bring peach cobbler.

  • chiquidu  on  9/3/2016 at 7:56 AM

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

  • sabrina7  on  9/5/2016 at 11:59 AM

    Coleslaw. Its easy and good

  • KZielke  on  9/6/2016 at 12:46 AM

    Slow cooker mashed potatoes.

  • JulieG1002  on  9/6/2016 at 1:06 PM

    Either flourless chocolate cake or a mango quinoa salad

  • Lyndaherman  on  9/6/2016 at 7:25 PM

    Tabbouleh layered salad

  • chata  on  9/7/2016 at 6:47 AM

    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  9/7/2016 at 10:01 AM

    chili macaroni casserole

  • tarae1204  on  9/10/2016 at 6:04 PM

    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  9/11/2016 at 1:21 PM

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

  • ltsuk  on  9/11/2016 at 8:14 PM


  • sharpcatherine  on  9/16/2016 at 8:46 AM

    Ottolenghi's watermelon & feta salad

  • rivergait  on  9/18/2016 at 3:24 PM

    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  9/19/2016 at 10:33 AM

    Tomato-Cheddar Pie!

  • tennyogirl  on  9/19/2016 at 10:50 AM

    Tropical fruit salad with lime dressing.

  • rchesser  on  9/19/2016 at 3:22 PM

    Stuffed cabbage

  • JanScholl  on  9/20/2016 at 3:21 AM

    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  9/20/2016 at 9:45 AM

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

  • lebarron2001  on  9/20/2016 at 5:15 PM

    A plate of home made candy including turtles and cake bites

  • Rosesrpink50  on  9/20/2016 at 5:22 PM

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

  • Summerlandsky  on  9/20/2016 at 6:44 PM

    Chocolate zucchini brownie muffins. The best sneaky brownie ever :)

  • Caffiendfree  on  9/20/2016 at 6:51 PM

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

  • Sueskitchen  on  9/21/2016 at 8:39 AM

    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  9/21/2016 at 11:59 AM

    Loaded wild rice

  • auntietina  on  9/21/2016 at 9:30 PM

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

  • MollyB  on  9/22/2016 at 2:26 PM

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

  • Lmeyers520  on  9/22/2016 at 2:35 PM

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

  • madamepince  on  9/22/2016 at 4:08 PM

    Swedish Apple Pie!

  • mcrimmins  on  9/23/2016 at 2:34 PM

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

  • cocecitycook  on  9/23/2016 at 3:01 PM

    Baked grits with green chillies and sharp cheddar cheese.

  • jenmacgregor18  on  9/23/2016 at 3:06 PM

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

  • lolako  on  9/23/2016 at 4:04 PM

    Buffalo chicken mac and cheese.

  • kkhammer123  on  9/23/2016 at 4:49 PM

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

  • Deneenm  on  9/23/2016 at 6:58 PM

    smoked maple bourbon browned butter rice krispie treats

  • Bhukhhad  on  9/30/2016 at 9:54 AM

    Bread pudding

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