Simple Summer PIcnics

July 6, 2009 · 2 comments

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Yesterday’s summer recipes post would be incomplete without the followup, “101 20-Minute Dishes for Inspired Picnics,” published a year later. These picnic recipes may be even less complicated than the dinner recipes, but they’re all clever deviations from the usual fare. Again, here’s what Bittman has to say:

But at some point, you may get the urge to vary the menu a bit. With that in mind, I’d like to make a few — or, actually, 101 — suggestions, ranging from snacks to dessert. With a little shopping, a little effort, and 20 minutes or less for assembly, you can create the kind of carry-out food that will put the local prepared food shops to shame while saving you a small fortune. No matter how faithful you are to your old favorites, I’ll bet you will find something intriguing here.

I’m dubious about the cold pizza with fresh lemon, but I’m definitely giving some of these ideas a try.


JO'N July 16, 2009 at 8:30 am

Since you’re named “summer” and “picnic” articles in Bitmann’s “101” series, let me mention two more, which are of similar utility: 101 appetizers ( and 101 simple meals ( I don’t know of any others, but I’d be interested in hearing about it if they exist.

David July 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Thanks for the links. I’m printing them out and adding them to my recipe binder.

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