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Picnic & al fresco dining

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

How to make vinaigrettes and dressings


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

A guide to Campari

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

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

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

How to pack the perfect picnic

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

The best camping stoves for outdoor feasting

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


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