Synopses & Reviews
Picnics are fun, casual, and somehow the food just tastes better in a beautiful outdoor setting.
In Picnic, DeeDee Stovel offers 28 picnic event ideas with more than 125 recipes - packable repasts from an informal Berry Picking Picnic to an elegant Music Festival Picnic. Although Picnic includes all of the traditional fare, the recipes for the soups, entrees, salads, and desserts are all a cut above the ordinary.
And when lazy summer days turn chilly, enjoy a Sports Booster Picnic, a Fall Foliage in New England Picnic, and an Apres-Ski Picnic. Wine and beer selections accompany each menu. Plus picnic lore, packing to go, the perfect picnic basket, rainy day alternatives, and much more. It's an all-American feast!
"For great ideas on serving the tastiest outdoor meals, pick up Picnic!" - Country Accents
"... a useful compilation of 125 recipes fit for outdoor eating ... they can also be used as potluck fare." - St. Petersburg (FL) Times
"Not just for summer, by the way -- [Stovel's] subtitle tells you she offers '125 recipes with 29 seasonal menus,' i.e. year-round picnics." -- Associated Press
"... provides readers with imaginative menus for many settings and seasons." - Kansas City Star
"After flipping through the informal repasts in Picnic, you'll see that life can indeed be the proverbial you-know-what." -- Cookbook Digest
"Check out Stovel's 'After the Wedding Brunch Picnic' for a delicious post-matrimonial menu." - WeddingChannel.com
"This colorful book just puts you in the mood for a warm-weather outing." -- Birmingham (AL) News
"With good humor and creative flair, Stovel offers 125 recipes to be enjoyed indoors or out, rain or shine." -- Carolina Parent
Create delicious and portable feasts for any occasion. Whether you re headed to a neighborhood park, an elegant music festival, or the top of a mountain, DeeDee Stovel shows you how to create a tasty outdoor dining experience. With 125 recipes that include dishes like cucumber soup, lobster rolls, fried chicken, and apple cake, you ll be amazed at the variety of foods that are well-suited for outdoor eating. Call up your friends, grab a blanket, and fill up your picnic basket
Pack the Perfect Portable Feast!
Picnics are casual, they're fun, and somehow the food just tastes better outdoors. Enjoy 29 great picnic events with more than 125 recipes - packable repasts for every occasion and season, such as a Summer Canoe Picnic, A Fall Foliage Picnic, an Apres Ski Picnic, and a Spring Breakfast on the Beach. You'll find all of your traditional picnic favorites, from informal to elegant, plus recipes for soups, entrees, salads, and desserts that are a cut above the ordinary. Wine and beer suggestions accompany each menu.
Picnics are fun and casual, and somehow the food just tastes better in a beautiful outdoor setting. In Picnic, DeeDee Stovel offers 28 picnic event ideas and more than 125 recipes -- packable repasts from an informal Summer Canoe Picnic (featuring iced cucumber soup and red potato salad with fresh peas) to an elegant Champagne Tea Picnic (starring petite lobster rolls and Tante Lulu's apple cake). There are picnics for every season, including a Tailgate Picnic, a Fall Foliage Picnic, and an Apres-Ski Picnic. Wine and beer selections accompany each menu.
About the Author
DeeDee Stovel is an experienced caterer and the author of Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus and Pumpkin, a Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year. She lives in San Carlos, California.
Table of Contents
What Is a Picnic? (1)
Picnic Planning (5)
Spring Flings (12)
Summer Spreads (40)
Autumn Outings (114)
Winter Wanderings (154)