Entertaining a crowd? These potluck dishes take group entertaining to a new level of taste and sophistication. From the simple pleasures of Southwest Vegetable Chili to the sublime flavors of Tenderloin Roast with Rosemary-Chocolate-Wine Sauce, these from-scratch recipes are truly company-worthy if you're entertaining at home and travel easily if you're not the host. Most of the simple-to-make, easy-to-take dishes in this book serve 8 to 12 people but can easily be halved or multiplied. Author Francine Halvorsen is a sought-after cook and consultant who has been creating and fine-tuning potluck recipes over many years. She reveals her secrets for finding quality ingredients, keeping cooking techniques practical, and transporting, heating, and serving food for intimate and large-scale events, both casual and formal. Enjoy potlucking with 225 dishes and more than 20 menu combinations that are guaranteed to bring great results with a minimum of fuss.