Picnic eats

I was going to recommend this as contest but I don't know where I do that. Anyway, I was wondering what are your best dishes for a picnic. Something that keeps well if not eaten for a few hours.
Thanks!

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LucyS
LucyS June 8, 2011

Pasta salad, regular salad... And Merrill had a great no-mayo potato salad on this site! I'm also always a huge fan of sandwiches. If you want to fancy it up a little, you could make a tart, like the sausage and kale one that one a few contests back, or a quiche. Good luck!

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ChefJune
ChefJune June 8, 2011

Oh my favorite dish is Goanese Roast Pork! It is nicely spiced, and holds incredibly well for a very long time, even out of refrigeration.

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen June 8, 2011

I posted a muffaletta recipe this week that would be great for a picnic..find it here

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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boulangere
boulangere June 8, 2011

Scroll through the Street Food entries. Several of them would fit your bill nicely, and the ethnic spectrum they represent is fantastic.

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RonaMoser
RonaMoser June 8, 2011

savory and sweet muffins are also very good for picnics

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SouffleBombay
SouffleBombay June 8, 2011

Reading the answers just made me hungry! YES to the Muffaletta's!
How about chicken wings, couscous salad loaded with chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes and a favorite cheese bring some balsamic dressing along and toss just prior to serving. I also bring whole bbq's pork tenderloin and slice it down - goes great w/ the couscous - how about some hummus and crackers...and for the kids bring a box of ice cream cones...fill them with berries that you tossed in a bit of sugar (packed in a container) a great treat! Can you tell I love picnics! LOL

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fiveandspice
fiveandspice June 8, 2011

I third the mufalleta! Very good for a picnic. A nice jambon beurre is also excellent, and a lovely recipe for one was posted in the street food contest. A layered vegetable torte baked in pastry would be nice. And, bring lots of berries! Berries are delicious when picnicking.

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ChefJune
ChefJune June 8, 2011

Yes to Muffuletta. It travels so well. and Big thumbs UP to salads made without mayo.

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Stephanie G
Stephanie G June 8, 2011

fritatta sandwich...good at room temp or cold, pan bagnat!

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gina_berthold
gina_berthold June 8, 2011

my picnic standard is fried chicken. tastes great cold or room temp and can be made a day or 2 ahead

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happycao
happycao June 9, 2011

Thank you thank you!! I was trying to stay away from sandwiches cause I worry that they get soggy, unless I use bread like baguettes.

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