This is sunshine and lazy afternoons in book form, updated for the way we eat now. Picnics serves forth fresh, flavorful, and portable recipes for today's casual to elegant outdoor entertaining. Picnickers can choose from more than 45 recipes for savory salads, sumptuous sandwiches, mouth-watering main dishes, and decadent desserts -- and whip up outdoor menus in no time, guided by easy-to-follow instructions and 24 inviting color photographs. Imagine: Open with tasty tidbits such as Crusty Focaccia with Rosemary or Curried Deviled Eggs. Let the serious feasting begin with Spicy Turkey Burgers or Grilled Beef Skewers (paired here with black pepper -- lime dipping sauce). Top it all off with a piece de resistance dessert such as Brown Sugar Blondies with Pecans or Moist Chocolate-Walnut Cake. At the park, at the beach, in the woods, or in the backyard garden, the gang will be back for more whenever the fabulous fare in Picnics is on the menu.