The perfect seaside meal is made up of foods that can last in the cooler all day.
Make sturdy foods that are great served chilled: Spicy Cold Chicken and a Bitter Orange Crostata (recipes below) can stand up to the sand and the heat of waterside picnics. To round out the meal, buy:
Finger foods are the ticket to a healthy lunch on the go.
A homemade Turkey Wrap (recipe below) beats goopy plane food any day. At the supermarket, buy:
A versatile sandwich appeals to adults and kids alike.
Stock a backpack with the essentials: bread knife, cutting board, and meaty Yin-Yang Sandwiches (recipe, below). Complete the lunch by buying:
A sophisticated occasion calls for a meal that can go from the office refrigerator to a blanket on the lawn.
Divide-and-conquer is the strategy. You bring the main course and the dessert (recipes, below); enlist friends to pick up the extras on the way. Ask them to buy: