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Picnic JOY

RECIPE AND FOOD STYLING: JEN BEDLOE. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA SMEND. STYLING: OLIVIA WARDLE

Picnics evoke happy childhood memories, taking you back to the simple things in life

Once upon a time, going out for lunch was all about menus, tables, waiters and niceties like crockery, cutlery and napkins. Not in 2020. The combination of restaurant closures during lockdown, glorious weather and our embracing of food pleasures from home baking to farm shops saw many of us rediscovering the joy of the picnic.

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The August 2020 issue of delicious. magazine is packed full of summery food you'll love. Make your own proper sourdough pizza (with a chance to win a gift card for a top outdoor pizza oven!); learn the secret of making great ice cream; discover the best eat-outside recipes; and shake up your family cooking with new ideas for old-favourite ingredients. Plus: are eggs good for you or not? Buy Now!

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