The Potluck Club kicks off
Last year I started The Potluck Club, which was an attempt to get my fellow foodie friends at Uni to bring food to share at lunch, so we could save a bit of cash and have a reason to cook. It turned out lunch times were simply not ideal and it became obvious some new members would make things a lot more exciting. So this year at the Clubs days (kindly put together by the University of Canterbury Students Association), we signed up an extra ninety five aspiring foodies.
To ensnare the newbies, we offered vegan chocolate cupcakes, vanilla bean macarons, and savoury eclairs filled with sundried tomato and garlic feta cream. We also had some lemon buttercream, berry buttercream and nutella for people to customise their sweet treats with. Instead of using everyone’s membership donations to pay for ingredients, I felt that after the earthquake the money should go to the Salvation Army, who probably appreciated the money more than I would have.
Our first potluck is going to be a picnic this Saturday at 2pm, in the Ilam Gardens. You’re welcome to join us if you’re in Christchurch, although if you find out about the event through this blog, please email me first to let me know. If you’re interested in attending future events you can also subscribe to The Potluck Club site, which will email you every time a post is put up. You can also interact with everyone through our facebook group page. Beyond potlucks I’m envisioning farmers market visits, deli visits and foodie tours, and an evening schmoozing and getting happily tipsy with the UC Brew Club (with perfectly paired dishes of course). I’m also currently looking for sponsors. You don’t necessarily have to be a NZ business/organisation either but you must be able to offer your product or services to us in New Zealand.