Alice Toklas’ Picnic Sandwiches

Alice Toklas’ Picnic Sandwiches

The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook (1954) suggests that chopped roast beef and chopped chicken with mushrooms make the best picnic sandwiches. However, when these were not enough, Toklas and her partner Gertrude Stein stopped at restaurants where they might dine on Morvan...
Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne, an 1897 lithograph, depicts a couple going off to spend a day in the country. Lautrec makes a visual pun by having a dog run behind the conveyance known as a dogcart. According to French usage of the day, Lautrec prefers...
Larned’s One Hundred Picnic Suggestions

Larned’s One Hundred Picnic Suggestions

The first explicit picnic cookbook is Linda Hull Larned’s One Hundred Picnic Suggestions. It is strongly is it associated with motoring that the cover shows a picnic basket, sandwiches and thermos in the foreground and a motorcar in the background. Larned makes no...