Bring It! is the ultimate source for potluck, picnic, or dinner party-worthy dishes that combine simple prep with big taste!
The word “potluck” may inspire memories of church dinners and mystery covered dishes. But today’s potlucks are essentially outsourced dinner parties, which make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Inside Bring It!, you will find dozens of impressive-looking recipes that come together easily, and are perfect for carrying to any occasion.
Author Ali Rosen has put a long career in the food world to use, drawing on chef and restaurant secrets for easy dishes that will have friends begging for the recipe. Must-have dishes include:
Â· Pimento Cheese and Crab Dip
Â· Snap Pea Salad with Parmesan and Bacon
Â· Pistachio and Anchovy Pasta
Â· Short Ribs with Quick Pickled Shallots
Â· S’mores Bars
Each recipe includes a note called “How to Bring It,” for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. Flavors are designed for maximum impact, but won’t take hours to cook, or require special ingredients. Have dinner with the neighbors, sit down to a picnic in the park, or bring a dish to the school luncheon. They come together easily, hold well, and travel beautifully. They’ll have you rethinking the potluck.
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Gathering together to break bread invites connection and joy. Ali show us exactly how easy (and delicious!) making food to share with others can be. I love how Ali takes covered-dish classics and gives them a tiny tweak: her Chocolate and Walnut Rice Krispies Bars and Cauliflower Gratin are pure genius. Bring It! is a true celebration of feasting together.—Melissa d'Arabian, author of Supermarket Healthy and host of Food Network's Ten Dollar Dinners
Ali Rosen has captured the desire to cook and feed others with the things that make it possible to do it easily and with grace. Knowing how to tote food without disaster is as important as how to make it delicious. And as my grandmother said, many hands make light work.—Nathalie Dupree, James Beard award-winning author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
Ali gets how we want to cook and eat, entertain friends and family, and spend time together around the table. The recipes are easy and stylish and her tips for how to bring whatever you've made across town or country are perfect. It's a smart and delicious book!—Dorie Greenspan, James Beard award-winning author of Dorie's Cookies
We love the convenience of a potluck, but Bring It! is making sure that we love the food at a potluck. Complete with strategies, tips, and tricks, Ali Rosen is saving our dinner parties one dish at a time.—Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew
"...gives new meaning and revived interest in 'bringing it.'"—-Booklist
"Everything you need is here, from easy appetizers to no-bake desserts, plus vital advice on the nitty-gritty of menu planning."—-BookPage