The Art of Picnics

The Art of Picnics

Seasonal Outdoor Entertaining (Family Style Cookbook, Picnic Ideas, and Outdoor Activties)

Alanna O'Neil


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Gourmet Grazing for the Great Outdoors—Picnic Ideas For Your Picnic Basket

“Full of fun tips to bring gatherings outside; the recipes, practical tips, and styling inspiration makes me want to make every meal a picnic.” —Elizabeth Minchilli, author of The Italian Table

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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 life to pick up a picnic basket, and reconnect with nature.

Find perfect picnic ideas for seasonal eating.There’s nothing more satisfying than yummy picnic foods and fun outdoor activities. If you’re yearning for tranquility and the charm of nature, make your backyard 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 traditional picnics.

Easy to follow recipes for outdoor entertaining. The Art of Picnics is a beautiful accessible guide to create a fun 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 these seasonal picnic ideas. 

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
  • An outdoor cookbook full of one-of-a-kind recipes for sandwiches, grazing boards, and more!

If you’re looking for charcuterie books, a picnic snacks cookbook, or recipes for food on the go—or enjoyed Platters and Boards, The Camp Cookout, or Paris Picnic Club—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.