Bloggers from around the world participated in the Modern Spice Potluck – they basically cooked the book! From drinks to appetizers to desserts, they cooked, photographed and blogged about their experience. You can read their brief quotes here and then click on their names to be transported to their amazing sites for more details about their experiences cooking and eating from Modern Spice.




Pomegranate Delight – Julie Powell - Pomegranate DelightSo we loved the drinks!  Completely refreshing without being asinine, they were a perfect intro for an evening that hadn't decided to go rainy or clear.” Julie Powell

 Spice, Crackle and Pop – Venkat - Spice Crackle and pop It was a fun and easy recipe to make and it came out perfect.  The dish would be perfect for a party or just for snacking around the house.  I was low on golden raisins so I also threw  in some pluots (plum/apricot hybrid)and it fit in really nicely.” Venkat Balasubramani

Chile Cheese Puffs – Venkat - Chile Cheese PuffsThis recipe came out perfect and was very easy to make.  My usual paneer supplier did not have any paneer so I used curds.  The mix of the peas and cheese was a delightful combination!”  Venkat Balasubramani,    

Indian Chicken Wings — I made these for friends on their Big Green Egg. They are big Indian food fans, but have been reticent to try Indian for home cooking. We loved it. This recipe was terrific: accessible, flavorful, lots of brightness and pop. I just helped throw a big party and would have loved this for an appetizer! It'll make my next foodie soiree for sure.” Melissa McCart

 Pan fried Zucchini with CuminElissa - Zuchini “I'll never think of zucchini and squash the same way ever again, and will eat this all summer….hot or cold.” Elissa Altman,

Pan Seared Trout with Mint Cilantro ChutneyKay Lynn - PanSeared Trout “The chutney was beautifully fresh and was a lovely accompaniment for the seared trout. It was so easy to make and I'm already thinking about the next time I get to eat it.” Kay Lynn

Rice Pudding and Mango Parfait — Debbie - Rice Pudding and Mango Parfait The final dish is quite a looker, with those pretty nuggets of yellow peeking out from the speckled pudding, and it tastes like India by way of your grandma: slightly exotic yet deeply comforting.” Debbie Koenig

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