Picnic & alfresco dining

    All the hints and tips you need to make your picnic a gourmet gathering...

    Picnic blanket with dishes

    How to make vinaigrettes and dressings

    Vinaigrette in bottle
    Discover how to make a variety of salad dressings, from your own garlicky Caesar to a classic French vinaigrette.

    A guide to Campari

    Campari cocktail in glass
    Retro Italian apéritif Campari has made a comeback - and we're with it all the way. Not convinced? Give our beginners' guide a look.

    Top 10 camping staples

    Camping stove with beans and eggs
    Convenience and portability are key when it comes to packing your camping larder. We count down 10 basics to get you started.

    Top 10 foods to cook when camping

    Pork pie with slice cut
    Camping recipe specialist, Cathy De Abaitua, gives us her top 10 meal ideas for eating on a campsite.

    How to pack the perfect picnic

    Picnic food and drink spread

    From choosing kit to transportable treats, we've got your picnic needs covered.

    The best camping stoves for outdoor feasting

    Pot on a camping stove outdoors

    Fancy firing up the camping stove for a spot of al fresco cooking? We’ve tested the best outdoor cookers for making tent-side camping recipes.

    Our best picnic tips and tricks

    Picnic spread on a beach

    Miriam Nice shares her favourite tips and ideas for picnic success, whatever the weather.

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