Monday Books | National Eat Outside Day


It’s tough to beat a picnic on a beautiful summer day.

A nobleman with his entourage enjoying a picnic. Illustration from a French edition of Le Livre de chasse de Gaston Phébus ("The Hunting Book of Gaston Phebus")

Al fresco dining, or as most people lovingly refer to it, the picnic. It’s a scene that has been happily played out millions of times over the centuries. And, with good reason. It’s fun!

Now, the outdoor meal has been honored with it very own day (if you can imagine). August 31st is National Eat Outside Day. And, what better way to celebrate this semi-minor holiday than with your very own picnic. After all, all we really need is an excuse, right?

So, to give the day it’s proper due, I’ve complied a list of fantastic cookbooks that will elevate your picnic. Your meal will be the talk of the ant colony. No longer with those tiny invaders thumbs their little noses at your offering. You will have a line that would turn any picnic green with envy.

Enjoy your day in the sun!

Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus Picnics: Easy Recipes for the Best Alfresco Foods The Moveable Feast - A Picnic Cookbook for All Seasons The Great British Picnic Guide
It's a Picnic Picnic! Recipes and Menus for Outdoor Enjoyment Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Outdoor Southern Living The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook: The Best Eats for Celebrating College Football
Festive Picnics: Recipes, Crafts and Decorations for Outdoor Occasions Country Living Eating Outdoors: Sensational Recipes for Cookouts, Picnics, and Take-Along Food Good Food 101: Picnics & Packed Lunches The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More

This Month’s Best Selling Cookbooks Cookbook Man’s Cookbook Calendar

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