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10 Easy picnic foods from around the world.

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10 Easy Picnic Foods From Around the World.

With clear skies and sunny weather, it is the perfect time to pack up your favorite blanket and picnic basket and head to a nearby park. These 10 simple picnic foods from around the world will give you a cultural outlook at how the rest of the world picnics.

  • 1. French – Charcuterie Board.

The first as far as picnics go, no picnic is complete without a charcuterie board. An elegant assemblage of cured meats, cheese, spreads, bread, dried fruits, nuts and olives neatly placed on a wooden cutting board makes the French dish a simplistic art form. Pick and choose your favorite elements from the local grocery store and lay out your fancy display of meats and cheeses for everyone to enjoy! 

  • 2. Spanish – Serrano Ham and Melon.

Serrano ham and melon is a good combination, is a classic yet simple. Consisting of slices of dry-cured ham and cantaloupe. With only two ingredients, and no cooking necessary, this dish is quick and easy to put together for a picnic. Just slice up a juicy cantaloupe and layer on the best quality prosciutto you can find. The pairing of chilled, sweet melon and salty cured ham make a refreshing snack for a warm day out in the sun. This Spanish staple will brighten up your selection of picnic foods, which is divided into two categories: “Iberian Bellota Ham” and “Serrano Ham or Other Figures of Differentiating Quality”…

  • 3. Mediterranean – Grilled Halloumi Salad.

If you are looking for an easy and colorful salad to make, check out the mediterannean, grilled halloumi pomegranate salad. All you need is pomegranate seeds, halloumi, walnuts, arugula, and some lemon vinaigrette dressing. This salad is anything but boring. With a combination of grilled salty cheese and sweet and sour pomegranate seeds, your taste buds will experience an explosion of flavor with every bite.

  • 4. Taiwan – Tea Eggs.

Tea eggs or 茶葉蛋 (cháyè dàn) are savory, slightly cracked eggs that are boiled in tea and soy sauce. Tea eggs are simple to make with ingredients including eggs, a Chinese spice pouch, and soy sauce. And if you are in Taiwan, simply head over to the nearest convenience store and choose a couple of tea eggs. These web patterned eggs are flavor dense a perfect utensil free snack for your picnic.

  • 5. West Africa – Fufu.

For a hearty and culural dish, try making fufu with a rich Afrian meat or vegetablestew. Fufu is made of ground root vegetables such as yams or cassava and is pounded and kneaded into a dough like texture with a mortar and pestle. The slightly sour taste and smooth texture allow the soup to be scooped and smoothly swallowed without chewing. Bring this dish for a uniquely cultural experience for you and everyone to enjoy.

  • 6. Vietnam – Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce.

Looking to bring a salad but don’t want the hassle of bringing utensils? Make some Vietnamese spring rolls! With a light rice paper wrap and essentially whatever raw veggies you want inside, this delicious combination is a must have at your next picnic. To make traditional spring rolls, dip rice paper wrapper in water and add vermicelli, lettuce, tofu, thai basil, cilantro, mint and lettuce and roll them up like mini burritos. Dip these into a mixture of hoisin sauce, peanut butter, water and chopped peanuts.

  • 7. Korean – Kimbap.

This korean version of sushi is made of completely cooked ingredients and is easily portable. You can pick these up in a korean supermarket or make them at home. Use some seaweed, and white rice, and slice up some cucumber, imitation crab, pickled radish, egg, carrot, and ham to be wrapped up in the rolls. Kimbap has a unique, sweet and salty flavor that makes it impossible to just eat one. 

  • 8. Thai – Papaya Salad.

Chursciki, or angel wing cookies are a delicate polish dessert made of basic baking ingredients such as sugar, oil, flour, eggs, salt, and vanilla extra. These flaky and powdered cookies are easy to make and perfect for an outdoor picnic. Although the ingredients for these cookies are simple, they are absolutely delicious. Once you eat one, you won’t be able to stop eating them.

  • 9. Poland – Chrusciki.

Chursciki, or angel wing cookies are a delicate polish dessert made of basic baking ingredients such as sugar, oil, flour, eggs, salt, and vanilla extra. These flaky and powdered cookies are easy to make and perfect for an outdoor picnic. Although the ingredients for these cookies are simple, they are absolutely delicious. Once you eat one, you won’t be able to stop eating them.

  • 10. Germany – Apple Strudel.

Apple strudels are a classic german dessert that consists of apple filling envelped by a flakey crust. Making german apple strudel may seem like a daunting task, but with frozen puff pastry, the only other ingredients are apples, sugar, water, flour and an egg. Bake a large apple studel for your next picnic and your friends and family will think you are a baking genius.

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Photography by Anna Guerrero.

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