i for one think it is a great way to bring together the vegan community and also get non-vegans turned on to the possibilities of vegan based dinners. we have kids of all diets coming to the potluck and bringing more than just day-old baguette! it's so exciting!
i just think its a really beautiful thing and im excited to see more of it happening. if you haven't hosted one yet, or attended one, you should get it started. it's pretty rad.
also, if you have any good VEGAN RAW GAZPACHO recipes, i'm in search of a new one that doesn't use v8 or refined sugar and compensates for the lack of sweet. would agave make it too liquidy? would the organic raw sugar be sweet enough? the recipe i was using before was from my old roommates grandma and bless her, it was good, but i'm looking for something new.