Pack a Picnic Like a Pro — INFOGRAPHIC

There is a wrong way to prep for a picnic. Get it right with these eight tips.
Pack a Picnic Like a Pro — INFOGRAPHIC

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The Ultimate Packable Picnic [INFOGRAPHIC]

Plan your next picnic with our essential list of totable foods that are easy to eat sprawled out in the sun, plus some handy gear for serving it.

The Ultimate Packable Picnic for Memorial Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Plan your next picnic with our essential list of totable foods that are easy to eat sprawled out in the sun, plus some handy gear for serving it.

The Ultimate Packable Picnic

Practically any food eaten outdoors in the company of another could qualify as a picnic — "A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and Thou" being among the simplest and best menus still in use more than a thousand years after a poet first suggested it. But once the guest list numbers above three, a few more dishes are in order and a little strategizing pays off. To help plan your next outing, we've assembled a list of totable foods that are easy to eat sprawled out in the sun, plus some handy gear for serving it.

Pound Like a Pro

Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: For a superfast dinner, pound your meat before grilling or sautéing it.

Fry Like a Pro

Hot tips from Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: Next time you're battering food for frying, make sure the flour or cornstarch thoroughly coats your ingredients before you dip them in batter.

Poach Like a Pro

From Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: Make your own flavorful broth for poaching chicken or fish by adding vegetables and herbs to simmering water.