Summer Stuff: Picnics

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We continue our Summer Stuff series with a look at the best picnic foods! James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine, tells us how to create, pack, and enjoy summer picnics. We’ll also talk about simple summer meals, at home or to-go. Check out some great summer recipes, below!

Do you have picnic suggestions—favorite picnic foods or spots? Let us know!


James Oseland

Comments [13]

Frank from New Jersey

The easiest "no-green" hard boiled eggs: Place eggs in saucepan, add enough very warm tap water to saucepan to cover. Heat over Hi until water comes to a boil. Boil for one minute and turn heat off. Cover pot and "steep" for 9 minutes. Pour hot water out and run cold water till eggs are cool enough to handle, peel and enjoy. Doesn't matter how many eggs you're cooking, use this method for the perfect hard boiled egg.

additional note: the best eggs to hard boil are older eggs as they'll be much easier to peel.

Jul. 25 2011 10:11 AM
Arsenio from Newark NJ

As I am planning to bike ride the Manhattan Hudson River Greenway for the first time this Sunday, your interview came in very handy!

Jul. 21 2011 01:51 PM
monica from New York

Definitely not fabulous news: tomato season is weeks away. I want a caprese sandwich!

Jul. 21 2011 01:49 PM

truly classic ny comments

Jul. 21 2011 01:34 PM
stella from Manhattan

Didn't anyone have second thoughts about airing this segment after Brian's coverage of the famine in Somalia?

Jul. 21 2011 01:00 PM
Mr. Bad from IL

Get a room.

Jul. 21 2011 01:00 PM

These all sound great but I stick to peanut butter and jelly on toasted (until hard) Ely's bread with nuts and raisins. Never fails me and i can whip it up in minutes.

Jul. 21 2011 12:59 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I hope your backpacks were insulated. Otherwise, hauling around pasta salad left over from the day before for >2 hours at room temperature sounds like a recipe for food poisoning. Maybe Mr. Oseland knows enough to have the food in coolers inside the backpacks, but some people listening might not.

Jul. 21 2011 12:59 PM
Larry from Williamsburg

I am from New Orleans...


Jul. 21 2011 12:58 PM
FRED Begley from midtown

LEnny please ask him to refrain from using the word FABULOUS again.

Jul. 21 2011 12:57 PM

FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS... does he know any other word? He sounds like he is gonna orgasm. Very annoying guest

Jul. 21 2011 12:55 PM
Catherine from Brooklyn

Singapore noodles -minus the fish sauce - works really, really well for a picnic. It tastes better when it's left to sit for a while. The chili, sesame and garlic flavors really blend beautifully. Same goes for mango salad - just throw in the fresh chopped coriander & peanuts (if you can eat them) when you're ready to serve.

Jul. 21 2011 12:55 PM

nah, in Susquehanna county, pa (even colder than nj but not far from it) got some wonderful local vine tomatoes @ wegmans, not hothouse. the heat is ripening the tomatoes.

Jul. 21 2011 12:53 PM

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