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Dec 2, 2012 08:49 AM

Help me spice up a boring potluck party

It's time for our holiday party (a small international non-profit--think overworked harried humanitarians). It is semi-catered by a terrible place, but that is not something in my power to change. This year several of us are bring appetizers. No known allergy issues. No place to reheat and because of the timing, any hot dish would be room temp at serving time.

So, any suggestions on cold or room temp interesting dishes? I know several colleagues enjoy Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese cooking (as do I).

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Thai spring rolls, satay with peanut sauce, hummus/baba ghanouj and pita (obviously not one of the named types, but easy to make and transport).

    1. spring rolls, wrapped in rice paper, are fine at room temp, so are chicken/beef satay.

      salad of julienned carrots, daikon and cukes in a rice vinegar dressing.

      1. I was also going to suggest spring rolls. Also, larb can be served room-temp. It can be messy, but maybe make little lettuce rolls for a party situation?


        1. Could you do little mini-banh mi sandwiches?

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          1. Thanks for the suggestions!