The French Pâté Collection Perfect for a cocktail party or appetizers at a family feast, this trio is a perennial favorite and makes a lovely hostess gift.
Dry-Cured Saucisson SecServe saucisson sec with charcuterie for an ideal and easy party starter.
French Perhaps the easiest picnic to throw together is inspired by the French. Arrange a casual, yet elegant outdoor meal by assembling a simple charcuterie platter with the bold flavors of smoked or cured meats. Start with the salty punch of Jambon de Bayonne, a French Prosciutto that is a must for any charcuterie platter. Also include Dry-Cured Saucisson Sec, a, French salami that will give your spread a peppery kick. The tartness of tiny cornichons is a nice addition as it pairs well with the meats. And put your platter over the top with Mousse of Duck Foie Gras, which has the creamy, savory flavor of 100% foie gras. Round out your meal with any soft creamy French cheese, a baguette or two, and a bottle of chilled French rosé wine.
AmericanOf course, you can always keep it classic with some American picnic favorites. For a more traditional, family friendly affair, build your meal around Thomas Keller’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken, where brining the meat will make this the juiciest fried chicken you’ll ever eat. If you’re feeding a crowd, why not fire up the grill and cook a variety of hot dogs and sausages, like our Lamb Merguez Sausage, Chicken Apple Sausage, or Wild Boar Sausage. On the side, throw together a simple potato salad with boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes, mayonnaise, green onions, and crumbled Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon. Serve it all with cold beer and fresh lemonade for the kids.
Whatever style of picnic you desire, don’t forget to pack a big blanket for spreading out the feast.