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#REDIRECT [[Potluck]]
A [[feast]] where everyone brings along a plate of food.
The [[autocrat]] will generally supply bread and often cordial. Sometimes soup will be supplied too.
Each person attending is expected to bring along a quantity of food suitable to serve 6-8 people (generally), ie bringing along enough [[food]] to feed you of one type, although you will share and eat some of many dishes. Remember that this is one dish per person, so if you invite a friend or bring along children, either ask them to bring food, or bring food for them.
Typical quantities of food to bring are:
* one whole roast chicken
* a bag of apples
* A large [[tart]] or [[pie]]
* A large loaf of flavoured [[bread]]
Remember that Chicken and apples are pretty typical examples given for food to bring to potluck picnics, so sometimes we end up with 6 chickens and 3 bags of apples - very boring. [[Here|Potluck_food]] is a list of other suitable foods that don't require cooking. (also helpful may be a list of [[non-period food]]s.)
Of course if you have the time to cook for a potluck, we'll all love you. See [[recipes]].
Remember to bring your own [[feasting gear]], and that the food at the potluck will often be sitting around in your car/bag, then at the event, without heating or refrigeration facilities. (sometimes these are available, but ASK first). So to avoid food poisoning, it's important to use [[food hygiene]] standards. Dishes like [[pie]]s, [[vegetables]], [[fruit]], sweets that can be served cold are good, while luke warm [[meat]] dishes can easily grow bacteria unless you can bring them straight from the stove/oven to the serving table at the event.
For info on what food to take along to a potluck [[feast]] (and what counts as [[Period foods|period food]]), check out
* http://www.advancenet.net/~jscole/introfoodclass.pdf
* http://www.dragonslaire.org/Articles/no_cook_potluck_contributions_fo.htm

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