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Slow Food Fall Potluck


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I really dislike potlucks.

That said, I have to bring a dessert a main dish. For sweet, I'm bringing caramel apples; local organic baby apples in a honey cream caramel. I'm doing individual desserts because I find the sight of a potluck dessert spread repulsive no more than five minutes after the first sloppy cut has been made into someone's poor pie.

Anyway, I have absolutely no idea what to bring for a main that isn't in a casserole (blah), can be served lukewarm (hmph) and doesn't involve the usual seasonal cliches: cranberries, squash, turkey.

Expecting about 60 ppl. The dish needs to feed approximately 8.

Ideas?

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Rice Dressing stuffed Squash...with extra Craisins

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You could bring a quiche if you want to do something different. I always like Julia's recipes for quiche lorraine. http://www.wchstv.com/gmarecipes/juliachildsquic.html

Or bring a dinner salad, Linda Carucci's Roasted Chicken Salad with Greens, Grapes, Hazelnuts, and Raspberry Vinaigrette. This salad is one of my favs. Toss the ingredients on-site to minimize wilting. Scroll down: http://www.sfgate.com/c/a/1998/07/22/FD103228.DTL

And if you ever revise your anti-squash, anti-casserole policy, I suggest Paula Wolfert's Butternut Squash and Potato Pie with Tomato, Mint and Sheep's Milk Cheese (from The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen): http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_wednes...a-wolferts.html It's delicious, and not hard to make. Canned tomato shd be fine if fresh tomatoes aren't seasonal in your area. I've made this dish with basil rather than mint, and liked that, too.

You can cover the dish with aluminum foil, then wrap it in a heavy towel when you transport it--that will keep the heat in longer.

ETA: If you could tell us what vegs and fruits are now seasonal in your area, that would help, too.

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The pork coddled in olive oil from Paula Wolfert's Slow Meditteranean.

Serve it in small buns (homemade?) with tarragon mayo.

There's fennel seeds in the pork dish, and that goes so well with the tarragon mayo.

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I really dislike potlucks.

That said, I have to bring a dessert a main dish. For sweet, I'm bringing caramel apples; local organic baby apples in a honey cream caramel. I'm doing individual desserts because I find the sight of a potluck dessert spread repulsive no more than five minutes after the first sloppy cut has been made into someone's poor pie.

Anyway, I have absolutely no idea what to bring for a main that isn't in a casserole (blah), can be served lukewarm (hmph) and doesn't involve the usual seasonal cliches: cranberries, squash, turkey.

Expecting about 60 ppl. The dish needs to feed approximately 8.

Ideas?

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Slow food?

8 hour or even better 24 hour slow roast ribs of beef (at 55C/135F)

Biffins: slow roast apples whole (12 hours at 90C/180F)

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/documents/Fru...ewsletter03.pdf

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showto...dpost&p=1078634

Eat cold. They come out custardy!

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