5 Things You Should Never Put in Your Potluck Dish
You're probably not going to bring triple garlic dip or raw shellfish to a friend's get-together, but there are some less obvious foods to avoid, too.
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Green Bell Peppers
While red, yellow and orange bell peppers hog the spotlight, greens are often maligned because they can taste bitter (as none other than Alice Waters declared in Chez Panisse Vegetables
). Because they are harvested before they're ripe, they'll never taste as sweet as the other varieties. Another downside to being picked early: The skin is harder to digest and can cause people to burp.
Tomatoes. They can be stuffed and roasted just as peppers can, yet tend to be easier on people's palates (and stomachs).
Get the recipe: Stuffed Tomatoes with Sausage and Corn