The picnic: what better occasion to enjoy, in addition to food, the contact with nature and the pleasant company of family and / or friends! But what does it mean picnic? It seems that it derives from the French word pique-nique composed of piquer (to take, nibble) and nique (little thing of little value) therefore refers to convivial moments with which the guests brought with them something to eat and share with the other participants, but without too much glitz.
There is no need to go far: for a successful picnic you can opt for a park in the city, or in the countryside or even simply in the backyard. Either way, a good cooler will keep food and drinks safe for as long as you need them.
What to bring:
It is essential to prepare food that is easy to transport and comfortable to eat even with your hands so here is our list:
sandwiches or sandwiches
practical to eat sitting on the grass, they can be stuffed as you prefer according to your tastes
prepared from the night before, they are even tastier if eaten cold the next day
salami and cheese plate
Mortadella, Prosciutto, Salami, Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino: they can be mixed together and served with crackers or fresh bread
cold pasta and rice salads
these too would be better to prepare them the day before and leave them in the fridge. You can really have fun finding your favorite combinations of vegetables and various toppings
fresh fruit of the season
this season there is really spoiled for choice: peaches, apricots, plums. But you could also prepare melon already cut into chunks or watermelon in a plastic tray. Your guests will not be able to resist!
in addition to the inevitable fresh water, you can bring fruit juices, soft drinks or homemade beers but for a romantic picnic, a nice bottle of wine, better if delicate and light. Or even better a bottle of bubbles to make a pleasant surprise for the person you love.