A Year of Picnics

Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors

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Pub Date 04 Apr 2017 | Archive Date 04 Apr 2017

Description

Everyone loves picnicking—dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics!

Savor good food and good company while lounging beneath the shady canopy of trees or under the sparkle of a starry sky. With just a picnic blanket and a little inspiration, you can transform mealtimes into an opportunity to relax, connect, and enjoy the outdoors. A Year of Picnics presents everything you need to picnic through the seasons, with over 70 picnic-perfect recipes, tips on selecting your location, advice for packing your basket, and creative ideas for outdoor activities. Through 20 themed picnics—celebrate the bounty of summer produce with a Table to Farm Picnic or revel in the colors of autumn with a Falling Leaves Picnic—you’ll discover the ways food can be elevated by your surroundings. From mountaintops to meadows, rooftops to formal gardens, let your picnicking take you to new places.
Everyone loves picnicking—dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the...

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ISBN 9781611802153
PRICE $24.95 (USD)
PAGES 240

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This book is wonderful!!! It has beautiful photographs and recipes that I can't wait to try! I think this book is a perfect coffee table book ... it is beautiful, but practical and useful!!

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A Year of Picnics left me yearning for Spring and Summer! Filled with beautiful photos, delightful recipes and creative picnic themes, each page gives inspiration to get outdoors!
Each picnic featured has a theme, menu, craft and or game and activity. The picnics range from small groups of adults, nature outings for children, and even a relaxing lunch break picnic for one!
I look forward to seeing this title in print and I am excited to recommend A Year of Picnics to cookbook lovers and those that love to entertain.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Everyone loves picnicking—dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics!
~I loved this book! So many great ideas and lots of fun! I can't wait to plan picnics for my husband and I to enjoy and also for the kids!

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This a beautiful, and unique book!! The pictures are darling and I love all of the ideas and recipes! You can't have an excuse for a boring date night if you have this book! Great for families looking for memory making ideas!

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Such a fun book, gorgeously photographed, and inspiring! It just makes you want to pack a basket and grab some friends. I loved the seasonal spreads, the color coordinated blankets, advice on selecting locations and packing food to travel. This is a fine addition to a cookbook collection and truly a joy to flip through.

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Part crafting book, part cookbook, this lovely guide to picnicking celebrates eating outdoors. My picnics tend to be a lot more casual than this book suggests, but the recipes are novel and mouth-watering. The pictures are of real people having picnics, which adds a homey feel to the book. I'm less afraid that my attempts won't turn out as picture-perfect, and I like how the recipes are separated by theme.

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A Year of Picnics is a gem! Not only does it include the amazing photography of Jen Altman, but also the sage advice of Ashley English on everything from activities to DIY crafts and food handling to yummy picnic fare. Recipes are not limited to the edible variety, included are directions for homemade bug spray and and how to make a portable picnic table. Everyone will want to dust off their picnic basket because English leaves no excuses to keep a picnic confined to one season, location or mood. Genius!

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Beautiful cookbook with wonderful photos and elaborate recipes and displays. Not your typical picnic. I would definitely use some of the recipes, but probably not for a picnic.

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Who doesn't love a picnic? Growing up we often ate meals outside in the summer time, but I don't think that would really count as picnics. While I don't know that I would ever be sold on the virtues of a breakfast picnic, this book has many delightful sounding recipes. Cardamom, Rose Water & Berry Coffee Cake? Lamb Stew? Yes please! While I hadn't really considered extending the picnic season into fall/winter, I think I might give that a try.

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