The Art of Picnics



Alanna O'Neil


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Trade Paperback
224 Pages

Seasonal Outdoor Entertaining

Gourmet Grazing for the Great Outdoors What could be the hidden key to health and happiness? It may just be tucked away in your picnic basket. The Art of Picnics encourages you to take a break from your fast-paced lifestyle, pick up a picnic basket, and reconnect with nature. Outdoor recipes for seasonal eating. There’s nothing more satisfying than good food and the great outdoors. And if you’re yearning for tranquility and the charm of nature, your own backyard may be your own special retreat. With a bounty of family-style food recipes for foodies of all skill levels, The Art of Picnics offers a new perspective on the traditional picnic. From decor to desert. The perfect lounging, hiking, or camping cookbook, this beautifully photographed inspirational tome can also be used to feed your friends and family indoors (we’ll never tell!). Part easy recipe-book, part outdoor entertaining manual, The Art of Picnics is an accessible, visual guide to creating a quintessential outdoor gathering. Whether it’s cooking during the day for an upcountry lunch or preparing for a twilight gathering, you’ll capture a spark of outdoor adventure with twenty seasonal picnic ideas. Featuring vibrant photographs of picnic traditions and lush landscapes, inside you’ll find: Décor ideas with woven rugs, crate tables, mismatched china, plush pillows Planning recommendations like fresh-cut blooms, wine, and artisanal bread One-of-a-kind recipes for sandwiches, grazing boards, and more! If you’re looking for charcuterie books, a snacks cookbook, or recipes for food on the go—or enjoyed Picnic, The Camp Cookout, or Platters and Boards—then you’ll love The Art of Picnics.

Alanna O'Neil

Alanna O'Neil is a photographer and creative director. As a food stylist, she has worked alongside several brands, restaurants, and PR companies like The Spruce, Infatuation, QNY Creative, and others. Alanna's published works can be found in Table Magazine and Home. A Vermont native, she lives in Maui.
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