Take a warm summer's day, a secluded spot in the dappled shade, a blanket and a bottle of wine, friends and family, and a spread of delicious homemade food, and you have that timeless rustic idyll - the Great British picnic. Perfect picnic food is simple, elegant and delicious, based around much-loved classics.
Hilda Leyel, who wrote this book in 1936, was extraordinarily before her time.
She influenced generations of foodies with her wonderfully inventive recipes , where retro meets modern, such as: Egg mayonnaise on crusty bread Watercress, beetroot and nasturtium salad Chicken and leek pie Spiced plum cake and salted almondsShe championed local, seasonal ingredients like watercress and asparagus; she promoted traditional recipes from raised pies to strawberries and cream; and she set a benchmark of refinement with crab souffle and spaghetti and truffles.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 28/04/2011
- Category: Cookery / food & drink etc
- ISBN: 9780224086783
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