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… that a picnic, in current usage, can be defined simply as a pleasure excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors (al fresco or en plein air), ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before an open air theatre performance, and usually in summer?

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… that descriptions of picnics show that the idea of a meal that was jointly contributed and was enjoyed out-of-doors were essential to a picnic from the early 19th century.

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… that picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people, or a large get-together such as company picnics and church picnics and it is also sometimes combined with a cookout, usually a form of barbecue; either grilling (griddling, gridironing, or charbroiling), braising (by combining a charbroil or gridiron grill with a broth-filled pot), baking, or a combination of all of the above?

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… that in Ancient times, a picnic was a symbol of strength and prosperity?

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… that on romantic and family picnics a picnic basket and a blanket (to sit or recline on) are usually brought along and outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics?

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… that some picnics are a potluck, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table for all to share?

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...that when the picnic is not a cookout, the food eaten is rarely hot, instead taking the form of deli sandwiches, finger food, fresh fruit, salad, cold meats and accompanied by chilled wine or champagne or soft drinks?



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