When it's nice outside, Portland comes alive and is eager to indulge its favorite pastime, eating. So, it makes sense that the Portland-based food power trio Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker, and Jen Stevenson would author a guide to two things Portland excels at: eating and being outside. Enter, The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket. The Picnic BookThis book is the definitive guide to winning at picnicking. It holds everything you need to throw a successful outdoor shindig, just add a blanket and patch of grass. With variations on deviled eggs, 99 uses for a Mason jar (think cocktail shaker, firefly catcher, or cookie jar), rules for scoring lawn games, and refreshing drinks to mix up in crowd-friendly batches, let The Picnic take the stress out of your next party and leave only the fun. how to throw a picnic The three female authors are each accomplished in the world of food and writing in their own right, and together they are leaders of the Portland Picnic Society and havers of visually pleasing Instagram accounts. They're the women whose picnics you want to attend, so who better to guide your own al fresco adventures? Find it online or in our brick & mortar shop now: hardcover, 192 pages, cute gingham bookmark- $19.95. Also pictured with Opinel stainless steel blade knife $17 and Indigo throw used as picnic blanket $130 (in-store only).  

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