July is National Picnic Month and thanks to our friend and food historian, Francine Segan, we are celebrating with pasta! Great hot, pasta is also superb cold and can be used to make hundreds of different pasta salads. Picnic pasta ©Pasta Modern by Francine Segan
The weather is warm and the sun has come out to play—finally!—so it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a romantic excursion for two or a day out for the whole family, check out our handy guide to make sure you’re never a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic.
Forget cramped restaurants, crowded sidewalk bistros, and hoping to score a reservation. Instead, this summer take “eating out” at its worth — grab a basket, fresh fruits, and head out for a savory do-it-yourself adventure, picnic-style. Not sure where to start? Here are some quick ways to build a picnic basket:
Picnic season is upon us and bean dips make an excellent addition to the blanket — they’re easy to make, are best served at room temperature and can be taken pretty much anywhere since they don’t rely on mayonnaise for a rich, creamy texture.