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5 Links to Read Before Packing a Picnic

August 21, 2013

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Make the most of the summer with as many outdoor meals as possible.

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Dining outside has a magical way of making everything better. Whether you’re meeting friends for dinner in the park, taking a camping trip, or escaping the office for a quick lunch on the nearest bench, enjoying a meal outside is a simple luxury. Pack up some perfectly portable picnic foods, grab a bottle of wine, and head outside before the cold weather sets in. These links will help.

  • A brief history of the age-old tradition of dining al fresco. (NPR.)
  • Read these tips before packing up food to take with you. (Food52.)
  • Don’t forget a blanket to sit on! Here’s a handy one that doubles as a tote bag. (Food Republic.) Or, if you’re feeling crafty, follow this DIY tutorial. (Greatist.)
  • Master these 10 picnic dishes and you'll never go wrong. (Food52.) 

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