[Sca-cooks] Potluck was I is in teh East Kingdom!

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed May 6 17:26:26 PDT 2009

Potluck goes back to Elizabethan England
One's luck or chance with regard to what may be in the pot (i.e. cooked 
and available to eat), used originally and chiefly in reference to a 
person's accepting another's hospitality at a meal without any special 
preparation having been made.
*1592* T. NASHE 
/Strange Newes/ Ep. Ded. sig. A2, That, that pure sanguine complexion of 
yours may neuer be famisht with potte-lucke. **


Ian Kusz wrote:
> Really?  I thought that was where the word "potluck" came from.
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:54 AM, <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
>> You mean potluck.  A potlatch is a feast where the host displays his wealth
>> and power by making lavish gifts and sometimes destroying prized
>> possessions.  It was the chosen form of conspicuous consumption among some
>> of the tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
>> Bear

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