Potluck at Midnight Farm
Clarkson Potter, April, 2002.
Hardcover, 240 pages.
Potluck suppers are always fun -- so maintains author Tamara Weiss, who is the co-owner with Carly Simon of Midnight Farm, a home furnishing store on Martha's Vineyard. Tamara and Carly grew up together on the island, and have maintained a close friendship which, over the years, included lots of potluck suppers on the island. This cookbook/ style guide showcases over 100 recipes from potluck dinners either hosted by or attended by the authors. The sections are divided by season, with appropriate recipes for each time of year. Each recipe is accompanied by an anecdote about the dish explaining why it is special to the cook who contributed it. The recipes are also accompanied by beautiful color photographs of the food, and of the parties and guests. Seafood and fresh vegetables are prominently featured, as are delectable fruit desserts, such as Summer Strawberry and Peach Pie. Standouts include Corn Spoon Pudding, Island Blue Crab Marinara, Chevre, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Asparagus Wraps, Caramalized Onion Tart, Stuffed Baby Quahogs, and Grilled Corn Guacamole. Desserts include Cherry Pie, Cappuccino Dips, Fruit Croustade with Brandy Sauce and Chocolate-hazelnut Fortune Cookies. Potluck at Midnight Farm gives a charming and delightful portrait of entertaining casually with delicious recipes, beautiful photographs and interesting anecdotes. It would also make a fabulous hostess gift.
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This review was published in the June, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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