Potluck Capital of the World

October 25, 2017

“Food is going to be served no matter what! If you're not hungry, too bad. You're going to eat anyway” Amy Ankrum, Director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Sometimes we eat what we eat because there’s a shared tradition and history that brings us together, and sometimes we eat what eat because it’s what was brought to the table. That’s the potluck.

In this week’s episode, we travel to what is arguably the potluck capital of the world —Minnesota — and trace the origin of the potluck- from the American prairie, to the Great Depression, to the present day. We’ll hear from Americans who’ve been potlucking for generations and Americans who are brand new to it.

Recipe for Donna’s Potato Hot Dish