Above is a cool, refreshing & quite intoxicating “Spicy Golden Mary”.
Below is the refreshing & intoxicating cover of the “Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook” by Nancy Vienneau (her blog is Good Food Matters). This book’s release date is just a few days away, June 17th, 2014 and will be available at your local bookstores and on-line. It’s a beauty full of wonderful stories of food and folks. The “monthly chapters” feature seasonal produce & recipes from each month of the year. You can cook your way through 5 years of Third Thursday Potluck gatherings all in one book. I was so pleased to do the food and prop styling for this book, which was a real labor of love.
What do these two things have in common you might ask?
One is a much-anticipated cookbook that chronicles the stories and recipes that have been shared over the past 5 years, every Third Thursday of every month, at one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. Nancy, and her friend, Gigi Gaskins (who owns HatWRKS) started this potluck as a way for a group of food friends to get together, share incredible seasonal recipes & foods, have a glass of wine and talk. There is no set theme except for the season. As the cover says, this truly is a potluck like no other.
To herald this book’s release I want to share with you a recipe of mine from the book. The deliciously refreshing & intoxicating “Spicy Golden Mary “. Get the book for this and so many more enticing recipes and stories. This recipe is from July’s Chapter “The Big Tomato”.
Before we have a “Spicy Golden Mary”, here are two events you will not want to miss if you happen to live, or be visiting the Nashville, TN area on these dates….lots of fun and good food.
This one is on Tuesday night, 6/17……
This is on “Third Thursday”, 6/19 of course! Bring a dish and a drink (wine, etc) if you like and come join all of us…..
17 thoughts on “A Refreshing & Intoxicating “Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook” and a “Spicy Golden Mary””
Teresa, I wasn’t going to buy another cookbook but your beautiful post changed my mind. This book looks like a “must have”, I can imagine all the work it took to produce this book. The “Spicy Golden Mary” looks fantastic.
It is one great read for the stories alone, not to mention the recipes. Thanks Gerlinde.
That looks simply AMAZING! Wish I lived closer to come to the book signing! Congratulations!!!!
Oh how I wish you could be at the signing as well. It will be lots of fun no doubt. This is one great cookbook with stories and recipes. Thanks Johanne.
Wonderful! Looking forward to Tuesday.
We will have fun Number 1. It is at 5:30 to 7:30 by the way. Thanks.
Looks wonderful, Teresa! So delish. I will have to find some yellow tomatoes to try this drink. Pinned.
Also, the cookbook does sound worth buying!
It is a really good cooking book full of stories and seasonal recipes. The stories alone are worth it. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hi Terese–This is a high point in our respective artistic careers–which converged 4 decades ago in our little printmaking studio on Second Avenue. Who could imagine in 1974 that I would one day publish a cookbook and you would style it?
Much love, Nance
I know Nance, life is so interesting! What a fun ride we have had together and apart, lives merging and separating and re-merging…the result your wonderful book…who knew this would happen? Much love back to you my friend, T
Oh wow, that is something special to celebrate, congratulations to your friends on the cookbook. And your recipe contribution sounds a treat, and now I’m cursing myself for not growing any yellow tomatoes this year, I always do and for some reason decided not too. Mind you I’m sure red ones would be great too 🙂 A wonderful recipe for of kick and flavour!
Claire, this book is by my very long time friend. We started out over 4 decades ago with a teeny silkscreen company (artists trying to make a living)…children, marriages, boyfriends, kids grown up and again we came together to create Nancy’s lovely, very readable and eatable book. Thanks for stopping by.
Teresa, this is one of those days where you look in the mirror and say “life is lovely.” It’s a story of friendship and craft coming together. The way you carted those golden Mary’s is exquisite. I’m enjoying a happy moment right now for both of you. I might try to make it over there tonight. xoxo
Angela, would love to see you at some of the events surrounding Nancy’s book. I think there is a book signing at Parnassus books next week? Thanks for your kind words.
This looks amazing.
Thanks Greg..hope you are well.
What a lovely history the two of you have shared Teresa – I hope the launch has gone well and here is to more collaborations to come!