The National Trust Picnic Cookbook - Outdoor Feasts For Every Occasion
The Picnic CookbookOutdoor feasts for every occasionLaura Mason
1st May 2015
What better way to enjoy our glorious countryside than to take a picnic with you? Afternoon tea in a garden on a golden afternoon in late summer, a packed lunch consumed on a hilltop while the eyes feast on a magnificent view, the tantalising smell of grilling from a barbecue or a camp-fire fry-up – are all part of this. Laura Mason's new book includes recipe suggestions as well as tips on transporting and cooking the food outdoors, and some of the best National Trust places to eat outdoors. Whether you are preparing for a children's picnic in the park with sausage rolls and homemade lemonade; gazpacho shots and pistachio chicken for a punting picnic, or even sweet potato and cardamom scones and Cornish pasties for Bonfire night – this delicious collection of over 100 recipes will inspire you to create an outdoor feast for every occasion.
Laura Mason is a highly respected food historian and writer. As well as drafting many entries for the original Oxford Companion to Food and specialist contributions to TV and broadcast, she spent the best part of three years living on various narrow boats on the Midlands canals (some of that time cooking for a living); working as a taster for Nestle; providing the visual references for 'Honeyduke's Sweetshop' for the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and demonstrating sugar boiling to cook and writer, Nigel Slater. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband. This is her fourth book for the National Trust.
The Picnic Cookbook is published by National Trust Books, an imprint of Pavilion Books