Now that spring is here, a feast in the great outdoors seems like the perfect idea. A picnic on a sunny day is a great way to spend time together with your family and friends. It's an invitation to get away and enjoy the marvellous flavours of the South of France.
Tips? Pamper your picnic basket with simple, classically Mediterranean recipes. As an appetizer, make room for tapenade, anchovy paste and flat breads. Then, follow your instincts: Niçoise salad, escabeche sardines, pan bagnat, pissaladière...these are easy-to-prepare finger foods. Don't forget to pick up a bottle of Provence rosé1, one of the world's most delightful wines.
At the beach, in the woods, in a city park or even in your back garden, choose your favourite picnic spot. All that's left is to spread out your tablecloth, in a bright floral or country print, like the traditional Provençal fabrics. You can almost hear the cicadas!
1. Alcohol abuse is hazardous to your health. Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation.