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125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus

By DeeDee Stovel

Create delicious and portable feasts for any occasion. Whether you’re headed to a neighborhood park, an elegant music festival, or the top of a mountain, DeeDee Stovel shows you how to create a tasty outdoor dining experience. With 125 recipes that include dishes like cucumber soup, lobster rolls, fried chicken, and apple cake, you’ll be amazed at the variety of foods that are well-suited for outdoor eating. Call up your friends, grab a blanket, and fill up your picnic basket!

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“For great ideas on serving the tastiest outdoor meals, pick up Picnic!” – Country Accents


“… a useful compilation of 125 recipes fit for outdoor eating … they can also be used as potluck fare.” – St. Petersburg (FL) Times


“Not just for summer, by the way — [Stovel’s] subtitle tells you she offers ‘125 recipes with 29 seasonal menus,’ i.e. year-round picnics.” — Associated Press


“… provides readers with imaginative menus for many settings and seasons.” – Kansas City Star


 “After flipping through the informal repasts in Picnic, you’ll see that life can indeed be the proverbial you-know-what.” — Cookbook Digest


“Check out Stovel’s ‘After the Wedding Brunch Picnic’ for a delicious post-matrimonial menu.” –


“This colorful book just puts you in the mood for a warm-weather outing.” — Birmingham (AL) News


“With good humor and creative flair, Stovel offers 125 recipes to be enjoyed indoors or out, rain or shine.” — Carolina Parent

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April 01, 2001