A Mediterranean Picnic
The best picnics are the ones where no one has to work too hard. The food is easy to make, pack, transport and eat, without anyone having to worry about keeping hot food hot and cold food cold. If you have to lug thermoses, an ice chest and ice packs, you can't walk very far, can you?
The following meatless summer menu shows off the finest fruits, vegetables and herbs of the season in four portable dishes that taste best at room temperature. Add a bottle of Beaujolais (chill it at home so it will be refreshingly cool when you reach your picnic spot), and don't forget the corkscrew.