The Perfect Picnic, Hardback Book

The Perfect Picnic Hardback


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
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  • Category: Cookery / food & drink etc
  • ISBN: 9780224086783

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