Picnicking for Everyone
Nothing says summer like a quaint picnic with a close friend. But, why limit picnics to summertime? Spread a blanket on the living room floor, whip up some new recipes, and enjoy picnic fare regardless of the weather.
- James Beard and Helen Evans Brown
The Complete Book of Outdoor Cookery
If there was an encyclopedia of outdoor cooking, this would be it. The twenty-three densely packed chapters cover everything from smoking meats to picnic miscellany. This is not a book for those planning a casual affair in an afternoon or those who want well delineated recipes. Rather, it is for someone who loves the art and science of outdoor cookery and al fresco dining.
- Mrs. Beeton
A Picnic With Mrs. Beeton
TX823 .B435 1991x
Isabella Mary Beeton is considered the grand dame of English Cookery. In the charming A Picnic With Mrs. Beeton she focuses her esteemed skills on classic English picnic fare. She begins with a brief history of the picnic and then provides recipes and advice for each course. Classics include ginger beer, Princess sandwiches, Deviled Turkey Legs, and Countess Spice Cake. Measurements are in metric at times, but there is a handy conversion chart at the front of the book.
- John Burns and Elisabeth Caton
The Urban Picnic
The Urban Picnic is a lighthearted look at picnic culture and picnic food. With recipes from some of today's top chefs (Nigella Lawson among them), the book provides ideas for fun quirky picnics, exotic theme picnics, and just simple outdoor feasts. Although some of the recipes are a bit daunting (Pease Porridge?) others are knock-your-socks off good.
- Nancy Silverton
Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book
The sandwich is a divine marriage of taste and mobility and therefore perfect for picnicking. Nancy Silverton has elevated the sandwich to a new level. There are the classics like Croque Monsieur, and Grilled Cheese. There are also some fabulous new recipes that transcend the traditional PB & J. Then there is the "Sandwich Cakes and Cookies" chapter. Divine stacks of cookies, cream and chocolate round out this elegant cookbook.
- DeeDee Stovel
Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Recipes
To the author, the picnic is perfect for any occassion. With a little thought, a couple simple ingredients, and some clever touches a picnic can happen anytime and anywhere. Stovel supplies 27 occassions with 27 matching menus. The recipes themselves are simple takes on some classic foods that stand on their own without the outdoor locale.
- Amy Texido and Carol Taylor
International Finger Foods
TX740 .T415 1994
There's something about eating outside that makes us want to dispense with utensils. International Finger Foods takes you on an international tour of "snack dining." Divided into country/regional chapters, the recipes offer a variety of options for any cook at any skill level. The book is also full of culinary fun-facts to make it a enchanting read.
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