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Pack Your Picnic Basket Like a Pro: Essential Gadgets for Your Next Outing

Donna Currie 6 comments

Unless you're picnicking in your own back yard, once you arrive at your destination, what you have is all you've got. A little strategic planning and some key gadgets can minimize the annoyances and make the picnic seem effortless. More

The Best Wines for Daytime Drinking

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

We asked our crew of sommeliers for their favorite picnic wines and their top wine choices for day drinking. More

Serious Entertaining: A Last-Ditch, Goodbye-Summer Picnic

Serious Entertaining Niki Achitoff-Gray 1 comment

Fall may be just around the corner, but you can still get a concentrated dose (apply retroactively or prophylactically as needed) of the best produce—and happy-go-lucky escapading—the season has to offer. From tomato salad to peach and plum pie, here's a picnic menu that promises to leave you short at least one summer regret. More

Serious Entertaining: An Italian Picnic

Serious Entertaining J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

I know the French like picnics, and if The Sound Of Music taught me anything, Austrians like picnics so long as there is music and matching outfits. But do Italians like picnics? They must, right? Here's what I'd take with me if I were planning an Italian-themed picnic (which, as it turns out, I guess I am!). More

Picnic Perfect: Fried Chicken Buckets From Pearl Dive, Washington DC

Brian Oh 1 comment

We've always loved Pearl Dive Oyster Palace's buttermilk fried chicken, but it's never come in a bucket...until now. More

American Classics: Pig Pickin' Cake

Sweets Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

With Memorial Day weekend upon us and barbecue season getting into full swing, it seems an ideal time to try out a Southern picnic classic: Pig Pickin' Cake. More

13 Sweets To Pack For Your Next Picnic

Sweets Sarah Buchanan 2 comments

Sidewalks dotted with flowers, blossoms on every tree, the constant chirping of the birds—oh yes, picnic season is officially in full-swing! As we pack our baskets, we won't forget a sweet or two. They may run the gamut from cookies to pies, but we believe a few qualities must remain steadfast. Picnic sweets should be easily transportable, simple to serve, and pleasing to a crowd. More

Where to Shop for an Impromptu Picnic Near Chicago's Parks

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

Sure, a great outdoor patio is worth celebrating. But if you really want to find the best places to eat outdoors in Chicago, your best bet is to set down a blanket in one of the city's amazing parks, which, if you haven't noticed by now, are in full bloom. More

Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Picnic

Caroline Russock 1 comment

Photograph by uberculture from Flickr Last week we asked you to dine in the great outdoors with our Weekend Cook and Tell: Picnic challenge. The only prerequisite for this challenge was to eat a meal al fresco, and with last weekend's summery weather we've gotten some great picnic-related responses. Here are some of our favorites: Always a wealth of great recipes, Orchidgirl shared some wonderful picnic-worthy salads, including potato, egg, cucumber and dill salad, and cucumber and radish salad. Kalajo put together a pretty idyllic picnic at a Washington winery with a bottle of Viognier and these summer crab rolls. Malecki used the leftovers from the previous night's homemade sushi to come up with this creative picnic pita. A... More

Menu: Memorial Day Picnic

Sarah Wolf 3 comments

What could be a better way to spend Memorial Day than a picnic in the sun? Shake out that red and white gingham tablecloth, fill up a cooler with the beer of your choice and maybe a pitcher of fresh lemonade, and load up your picnic basket with this delicious, portable lunch. More

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