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Celebrate the Holidays with Creative Ideas from The Art of Picnics



I want to tell to you about the upcoming book, The Art of Picnics. In it, author Alanna O’Neil, professional designer, photographer and cook, encourages you to take a break from your fast-paced lifestyle, pick up a picnic basket, and reconnect with nature. 

There’s nothing more satisfying than good picnic food and the great outdoors. The Art of Picnics is an accessible, visual guide to creating a quintessential 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 twenty seasonal picnic ideas.

These ideas can also be incorporated into your holiday parties this coming season! Create beautiful table settings, salads, charcuterie boards and more!

Know someone who loves romance, the outdoors, camping, picnics, decor or entertaining with food?  This is a wonderful gift idea for them! 

In this book you will find:

  • D├ęcor ideas with woven rugs, crate tables, mismatched china, plush pillows

  • Planning recommendations like fresh-cut blooms, wine, and artisanal bread

  • One-of-a-kind recipes for sandwiches, grazing boards, and more!

Available on Amazon (As an Amazon affiliate I receive a small incentive when purchase is made using my link)

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 lifestyle, pick up a picnic basket, and reconnect with nature.

Picnic ideas and outdoor recipes for seasonal eating. There’s nothing more satisfying than good picnic food and the great outdoors. And if you’re yearning for tranquility and the charm of nature, your own backyard may be 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 the traditional picnic.

From decor to dessert. The perfect lounging, hiking, or camping cookbook, this beautifully photographed inspirational tome can also be used to feed your friends and family indoors (we’ll never tell!). Part easy recipe-book, part outdoor entertaining manual, The Art of Picnics is an accessible, visual guide to creating a quintessential 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 twenty seasonal picnic ideas. Featuring vibrant photographs of picnic traditions and lush landscapes.


  • If you’re looking for charcuterie books, a snacks cookbook, or recipes for food on the go—or enjoyed PicnicThe Camp Cookout, or Platters and Boards—then you’ll love The Art of Picnics.

Review

“Whether you chose a basket or a brown paper bag, the ideas and inspiration she offers up in this transporting book will make your next outdoor meal a treat.” —Suzanne Lenzer, author of  Graze: Inspiration for Small Plates  and  Meandering Meals 

“There’s nothing I love more than a good meal outdoors with friends and Alanna offers ideas that are not only gorgeous but totally doable. With so many simple recipes to make picnics a little extra special, this book will be my go-to for casual gatherings!” —Erin Gleeson, New York Times bestselling author of  The Forest Feast 

“Alanna has created the most beautiful cookbook for inspiring adventures in the great outdoors with life-enriching seasonal recipes and stories from her kitchen. I love her narratives and the way this book makes me feel. Simply joyful!” —Emily Scott, chef and author of Sea & Shore 

“An enchanting book celebrating two of my favourite things: food and the outdoors, and a wonderful reminder of how simple things can provide so much pleasure.” —Letitia Clark, author of  Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia

“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

About the Author

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.


 


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