The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket by Marnie Hanel and Andrea Slonecker and Jen Stevenson

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    • Ingredients: crackers; honeycomb; hazelnuts; goat cheese; snap peas; chocolate chip cookies; cherries
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    • Ingredients: dolmades; cherry tomatoes; olives; pita bread; baba ghanoush; prepared tabbouleh; baklava
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    • Ingredients: baguette bread; Comté cheese; cornichons; saucissons secs; pâté of your choice; pears; chocolate truffle candies
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  • The essential deviled egg
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Champagne vinegar; eggs; apple cider vinegar
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Salads; Main course; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Champagne vinegar; eggs; apple cider vinegar
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    • Ingredients: egg yolks; apple cider vinegar; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: egg yolks; apple cider vinegar; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Accompaniments: Ooh-la-la Niçoise
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  • Angels on horseradish [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; horseradish; white pepper; radishes; Champagne vinegar
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  • Old Bay [deviled eggs]
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  • Green goodness [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; tarragon; green onions; Champagne vinegar
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  • Gremolata [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; lemons; parsley; Champagne vinegar
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  • Chorizo a-go-go [deviled eggs]
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  • Olive you, deviled egg
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; black olive tapenade; Niçoise olives; Champagne vinegar
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  • Comrade yolk [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; dill; sour cream; caviar; beets; Champagne vinegar; fennel seeds; white wine vinegar; honey
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  • Smoked salmon and dill [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; dill; capers
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  • Pesto chango [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; basil pesto; basil; Champagne vinegar
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  • B.L.T. [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; cooked bacon; cherry tomatoes; butter lettuce; Champagne vinegar
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  • Curry in a hurry [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; curry powder; mangoes; turmeric; Champagne vinegar
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  • Southern comfort [deviled eggs]
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Picnics & outdoors; American South; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hard-cooked eggs; apple cider vinegar; jarred pimentos; extra-sharp cheddar cheese; red peppers; Champagne vinegar
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; Greek yogurt; sour cream; dill; pita bread; sesame seeds; sumac; ground cumin; thyme; oregano
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    • Categories: Snacks; Picnics & outdoors; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried tarragon; popcorn kernels; pecorino cheese
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  • Spicy salted olive oil brownies

    • TippyCanoe on July 09, 2018

      Absolutely delicious! I doubled this recipe because I am in Spain, and I only have a larger pan in my rental cupboard. It worked perfectly and the brownies were a huge hit. I think that this will replace my regular brownie recipe in the future. (Warning: the combination of cocoa and espresso does pack a powerful caffeine punch, especially if your kids go crazy and eat several squares.) I bought the kindle version of this book on a whim when I saw it listed as a sale book on the EYB website, and I can't believe how much I enjoy it. Great ideas on every page.

  • Cobb on a stick

    • meggan on July 31, 2017

      Big hit at a birthday party for 3 year olds.

  • Blue ribbon tomato pie

    • Rinshin on August 05, 2021

      Excellent taste and very simple to make with a packaged pie sheet. Recipe calls for salted tomato slices placed on double layer of paper towel for at least an hour to remove extra juice from puddling . I did that, but since our garden tomatoes are very juicy, it did puddle a little bit (paper blotting fixed that). Slices held shape. Next time, using a stainless wire rack to remove more juice since double paper towels were soaked. I used pickled piquillo peppers instead of pimento and added 1 tsp of Dijon mustard to the mixture. Also used some Asiago cheese along with Cheddar and Parmesan. The overall taste has some similarity to bar pizza flavor profile ie cheesy. Photo added.

    • Rutabaga on June 26, 2016

      My husband loved this pie, this despite the fact that my tomatoes were quite juicy, so the pie didn't set well. But it was very tasty, and the crust was tender with a slight tang from the buttermilk, a good foil for the rich pimento cheese. I cooked mine for only half and hour, but might try 40 minutes next time to further brown the cheese topping. Update: I made this again with firmer tomatoes, and baked it for 40 minutes. This was just about perfect, and the pie slices held their shape pretty well.

  • Greek jarred salad

    • Rutabaga on September 09, 2019

      This is a good salad idea for a picnic, and packing the ingredients into a quart-sized Mason jar works well for two people. I say "idea", because it's a illustration of how to layer the ingredients in a jar, but no specified amounts or choice of dressing is given. I shook up a quick vinaigrette in the jar before adding the remaining items. It was very fast, portable, and fresh-tasting.

  • Shallot shake-up vinaigrette

    • Rutabaga on April 22, 2016

      I used this dressing on a spinach, chicken, and red pepper salad, adding some chopped fresh tarragon to the dressing as well. The flavor combination was perfect, definitely one I would use again with almost any tossed salad. The tarragon was a great addition when paired with chicken.

  • Grilled broccolini

    • Rutabaga on February 15, 2017

      This makes a satisfying veggie sandwich, although I admit in my version I added a couple of strips of turkey bacon. Instead of grilling the broccolini, I blanched and then sautéed it at high heat to give it a nice sear. Rather than make homemade aioli, I added crushed garlic, lemon juice, pepper, and Tuscan olive oil to jarred mayonnaise - not bad! I can definitely see this being a good picnic option come summer.

  • Coronation chicken

    • Rutabaga on April 20, 2016

      We ate this as a sandwich topping for baguettes - on a picnic, no less. I really like using half mayo and half yogurt, which gives the chicken salad a fresher taste. Unfortunately, we left out the mango since no good ones were available, but I can imagine the sweet, silky mango fruit would really round out the flavors and textures. For an easy after-work picnic, I made the chicken salad the night before using a rotisserie chicken from Costco, and packed the cashews and coconut separately to keep them crisp before putting the sandwiches together at the picnic site.

  • Cannellini greenie crostini

    • Rutabaga on August 14, 2016

      I set about making this only to discover that I had no cannellini beans on hand, so ended up substituting chickpeas. This made the the spread into more of a non-traditional hummus, which was actually a refreshing change of pace from the usual. Next time, I hope to try it as written with cannellini.

  • Smoked salmon tartare on cucumber rounds

    • Rutabaga on January 01, 2017

      Topping cucumber rounds with a refreshing, Asian influenced salmon salad is a welcome break from all the cheese and bread that tends to populate party buffets. One thing that puzzled me was that the recipe did not specify hot or cold smoked salmon, but I think this treat would work with either. I used hot smoked, which was quite tasty, although it probably makes it less of a "tartare".

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  • Joy of Cooking

    The book is absolutely gorgeous. It is beautifully illustrated...definitely beautiful enough to be a lovely gift for someone, and it's not going to look dated in 5 years.

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  • ISBN 10 1579656080
  • ISBN 13 9781579656089
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  • Published Apr 07 2015
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Artisan

Publishers Text

A picnic is a great escape from our day-to-day and a chance to turn a meal into something more festive and memorable. The Picnic shares everything you need to plan an effortless outdoor get-together: no-fail recipes, helpful checklists, and expert advice. With variations on everyone’s favorite deviled eggs, 99 uses for a Mason jar (think cocktail shaker, firefly catcher, or cookie jar), rules for scoring lawn games, and refreshing drinks to mix up in crowd-friendly batches, let The Picnic take the stress out of your next party and leave only the fun.

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