'It really is the bible of outdoor eating.' Mail on Sunday '...the perfect summer companion.' The Guardian 'Every conceivable flight of picnic fancy has been catered for - it's worth every penny of its price and should inspire a picnic revival. It's also a good read.' Time Out --Time Out
In Picnics, her elegant classic on the art of outdoor eating, the Egyptian-born writer Claudia Roden anatomises with sparkling accuracy the perennially troubled relationship between the Brits and their summer pastimes. But her lively book - so engagingly written that you can read it cover to cover, like a novel, has plenty of ideas for humbler feasts, from using a large flowerpot as an impromptu barbecue to baking fish in clay (though tender-hearted cooks may prefer to ignore her suggestion to encase the fish live if you can, stunned to keep it from wriggling. --The Daily Telegraph
'As it is a real classic, which covers every season and includes far more than the conventional British picnics that call for cold meats, salads, loads of cakes and lashings of ginger beer, its appearance during this inclement summer is timely. Actually it is not just timely but inspirational, as its opening lines remind us of the liberating effects of nature, which Claudia believes sharpens the appetite and heightens the intensity of sensations when eating in fresh air.' --Oxford Times
About the Author
Claudia Roden is the one of the country's leading food writers, her New Book of Middle Eastern Food is now regarded as a classic work and her Book of Jewish Food won both the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich Awards. She has won no less than 5 Glenfiddich Awards and has recently won the prestigious Prince Claus Award for achievement in culture. She lives in London.