Spread out that big, old blanket and enjoy the picnic

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What could be better than spending a lazy afternoon enjoying a picnic? Better yet, lingering longer and taking in a sunset. A picnic evokes thoughts of relaxation, enjoyment of the outdoors and, of course, your favorite picnic fare.

The people, the place, and the food are the essential ingredients. The menu can be as simple as sandwiches or burgers and hot dogs or a multi-course culinary extravaganza serving up epicurean delights on fine china and paired with wine. The place could be high on a mountaintop, at the beach, in a parking lot before a summer concert, or your own backyard. To see the rest of this column and recipes, please click on this link

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/07/23/life/doc51eede01ad8e5975528576.txt?viewmode=fullstory

To see my food and travel column archives, please click on this link

http://www.nhregister.com/shared-content/search/index.php?search=go&l=20&s=recent&r=&d1=12-1-2000&d2=today&q=stephen+fries

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