Category Archives: Potluck Cookery

Yammy Turkey

Yes, I still had leftover turkey yesterday. I hadn’t cooked anything from Potluck Cookery (Beverly Pepper, Faber and Faber, 1955) for a while – but this American cousin of shepherd’s pie seemed the perfect thing. The author cunningly avoids interpretation issues by not specifying this as a casserole, bake, pie or hot dish.

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Squash Pie

I roasted half squash a couple of days ago, having used the other half in a stew and, as these were so good, decided to attempt another, similar recipe from the same book, Potluck Cookery by Beverley Pepper (Faber and Faber, 1955).


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Macaroni burgers

I don’t know what possessed me to look in Beverly Pepper’s Potluck Cookery (Faber and Faber, 1955) for a secondary use for pasta and cheese sauce, but I’m glad I did.

macaroni burgers recipe

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Almond-Spinach Croquettes

In which health-giving spinach is mixed with white flour, butter, salt, anchovy sauce and then fried. (From Beverly Pepper’s Potluck Cookery, Faber and Faber, 1955).

Almond-Spinach Croquettes

Chopped and drained, at least 1 ½ cups


Butter or margarine, 3 tablespoons
Flour, 4 tablespoons
Milk, 1 cup
Salt ½ teaspoon
Pepper to taste
Minced toasted almonds, 2 tablespoons
Worcester sauce, 1 tablespoon
Beaten egg, 1 with 1 tablespoon water
Bread crumbs
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Chicken Paprika

My feelings about paprika are well-documented so I’m slightly ashamed that I’ve never cooked Chicken Paprika before – I have at least 2 different recipes for it. I’m going to start with the simplest though – from Beverly Pepper’s Potluck Cookery (Faber and Faber, 1955).

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Squash Pancakes

A friend wondered to me last October, whilst offering me some fresh, hot butternut squash and feta bread, “Do you remember when no one had even heard of butternut squash and then suddenly they were everywhere?’

They will never (could NEVER) replace potatoes in my life but they’re chock full of carb-y, vitamin-y goodness as well as being so pretty. Here are some being stored in the chilly confines of the parental loft at Christmas:moomin farm

Undeterred by yesterday’s efforts, I’ve chosen part of my lunch from the vegetable chapter of Beverly Pepper’s Potluck Cookery (Faber and Faber, 1955).

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Chicken Mexicane

In Pot Luck Cookery (1955, Faber & Faber). Beverley Pepper furnishes the reader with seventeen recipes for using up leftover chicken specifically (and several others suitable for ’what have you meats’), unfortunately on this occasion, I picked a dud. The recipe looked temptingly highly seasoned but didn’t quite come together. (I assume the ‘e’ on the end of Mexicane denotes this recipe is ‘in the style of’ rather than the real thing.)

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