I’m so excited that I’m not even sure how to start this blog post. Imagine me squirming in my chair like a 3 year old when there is cake nearby.
My group of friends used to struggle to catch up to share a meal – it was always hard lumping one person with the cooking and cleaning. You know what it’s like. So we created The Potluck Club. Everyone could bring whatever they felt like cooking as long as we could share it. We rotate between houses, sometimes we do themes, everyone brings beer or wine. It’s easy and it works for us. Plus I love the idea of finding new recipes to cook and share.
I had the idea a few months back to do a series of e-cookbooks based on this premise – simple, easy recipes for sharing with friends. Bought the domain name, got some ideas down, shelved it for a later date. Cut to breakfast about 7 weeks ago with my good friend Lauren of Corridor Kitchen fame. Lauren is a huge advocate for the poor and hungry, spearheading the inspiring $35 Food Challenge. She spoke last week at the City of Sydney Library’s ‘Lunches with Bite’ – you can read all about her presentation here. Suddenly a brainwave – do the cookbook together (Lauren is a food blogger and AMAZING cook) and every single cent goes to Foodbank via the $35 Food Challenge.
Within days of that casual breakfast, we had 21 additional bloggers, a photographer, and the worlds best designer all lined up to contribute for absolutely nothing more than the feel-good glow of doing something for charity. The generosity from each and every person was heartwarming, and seeing all the recipes pulled together in our beautiful book was, and is, such a thrill. There are recipes from some of my favourite bloggers, like Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella, Carly from Smaggle, Cheri from Ms. Critique (her dahl is pictured below), Helen from Sassybella, and Sophie from The Sticky and Sweet.
Here’s where you come in. For only $5.95 you can buy our e-cookbook and enjoy some awesome recipes, with all profits going to charity. Seriously, you probably spent more than $5.95 on your coffee and toast this morning – it’s chump change. So download our book, invite a few of your friends around, and start your own Potluck Club. Add to cart.