By: Pamela Sheldon Johns
Reviewed By: Jennifer A. Wickes
With summer at hand, what a wonderful way to celebrate the season than to have a picnic or barbecue. With Festive Picnics, you get more than just recipes, but also decorating ideas with theme events!
Pamela Sheldon Johns is the author of over 25 books, a former cooking school director and is currently a lecturer of food and wine in her Tuscan villa. With this experience, you can expect a classy book with delicious recipes.
Absolutely, beautifully photographed, this cookbook not only provides gourmet recipes for barbecues and picnics, but also decorating and entertaining ideas. This is a wonderful addition to her book, as so many books only provide the recipes, and here she shows you how to present them. All recipes and decorating ideas are easy to prepare and classy.
Some of the delicious recipes you can try are: Cold Avocado and Cucumber Soup, Hummus and Pickled Onion Sandwich Wraps, and Banana Cake with Blueberry Sauce. Then, Johns explains to use a beach pail for your beach party instead of a picnic basket! The idea is unique and a lot of fun for kids. Other craft ideas within this book are: Picnic Party Fans and Rice Paper Candle Holders.
If you are looking for an excellent book for outdoor entertaining, pick up a copy of Festive Picnics. It is a great addition to anyone's collection.
This article was originally published at Suite 101.
Jennifer Wickes is the editor at "Cookbook Reviews" and "Cooking With The Seasons", which has been voted to be one of the Top 100 Culinary Sites on the Internet! For more information about Jennifer Wickes or her columns, please go to: http://www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/CulinaryJen/