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將朋友聚集在一起的簡單又溫馨的好方法就是 ~ 分享美食!
Sharing delicious food with friends is a simple way too bring everyone together!

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Potluck 在 Wikipedia 裡的解釋是 “A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group.” 也就是 “Bring-a-dish”, 每個人帶一道菜餚在聚會中分享。這樣主人不用準備所有的食物,客人們也可以有機會品嚐各家的美食。是目前很受歡迎的一種聚會方式。
According to Wikipedia, a potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group.” That is, “Bring-a-dish”, everyone bring a dish to share in the party.  The host do not have to prepare all the food; Guests can also have the opportunity to taste various cuisine. It’s a popular way of gathering party.

如何參加 Potluck party 時端出受人歡迎的菜肴?每個人都搶著向你要食譜哦!
How to prepare a welcome dish at the party?

要計算人數 Calculate Servings
事先打聽大約的人數,最好每個人都有機會品嚐到。帶太多吃不完,浪費。帶太少不夠吃,失望。
Let your guests know how many people are attending so they’ll prepare enough food for everyone.

要平衡種類 Balance Variety:
避免帶和別人相同的菜,選一些可以相配的種類。有很多肉類了, 就帶清爽的菜。已經有一些清淡的小菜, 不妨帶個重一點口味的菜。湯?還是甜點?天氣熱還是冷配合的菜?如果事先無法得知其它的菜,就帶你拿手的準沒錯。
Try to avoid the same dish as others. Choose something that can match each others. If there are many “meat” dishes, you can bring some veggies instead. Soup? Dessert? Match the season? If you cannot find out detail menu, just bring something you are good at.

要配色擺盤 Color Coordination & Plate decoration
花點小巧思在食物顏色的搭配,的確可以讓人增加食慾。如果食材本身沒有搭配的顏色,可以用其它像花啦,水果啦,甚至盤子的形狀,顏色都可以拿來做組合。
Pay attention on the color of food; a good way to increased the appetite. You can also use other things like flowers, fruits, and even different shape of plates to make combination of your dishes.

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如何主持一個成功的 Potluck party呢?
How to host a successful potluck party?

要計算人數 Calculate Servings:
讓所有的客人知道總共有多少人,這樣才能抓出該帶的份量。
Let your guests know how many people are attending so they’ll prepare enough food for everyone.

要避免重複 Avoid Double-Ups:
事先和你的客人確認所要帶的菜,或種類,避免有重複的菜餚。必要時需要做些調整。
Confirm with guests about what dishes they are bringing to avoid duplicated at the party. Make adjustment as necessary.

要注意過敏 Allergy Alert:
了解客人有沒有什麼會過敏的食物,確定至少還有些不會過敏的食物可以享用。
Check with guests about any food allergies. Make sure there are some dishes that they can eat for guests that allergic for certain food.

 

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