Pack light but don’t forget the cocktails: how to have the perfect picnic

Picnics will be a huge part of Britain’s physically distanced summer – but we usually get them spectacularly wrong. Experts share their tips on everything from food to booze – and where to sit

Love it or loathe the wasps and lack of toilets, the outdoors is where it’s at this summer if you want to socialise in (relative) safety.

Picnics are going to take on a greater significance, which – says Sam Herlihy, the co-owner of the quality sandwich outlet Sons + Daughters – requires us to confront an uncomfortable truth: “We pretend ‘the great English picnic’ is in our DNA, but we’re garbage at it.” Which raises the question: how can we up our picnic game?

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Picnics will be a huge part of Britain’s physically distanced summer – but we usually get them spectacularly wrong. Experts share their tips on everything from food to booze – and where to sit Love it or loathe the wasps and lack of toilets, the outdoors is where it’s at this summer if you want to socialise in (relative) safety.Picnics are going to take on a greater significance, which – says Sam Herlihy, the co-owner of the quality sandwich outlet Sons + Daughters – requires us to confront an uncomfortable truth: “We pretend ‘the great English picnic’ is in our DNA, but we’re garbage at it.” Which raises the question: how can we up our picnic game? Continue reading…

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