"Good friends, good food, good wine, and good weather -- doth a good picnic make."
Welcome to the May issue of Seasoned Cooking. May's warm weather does its best to encourage us all to head outdoors with our meals. Whether it's a picnic in a secluded spot or a simple cookout in the backyeard, take advantage of all the month has to offer!
We begin with a look at the makings of a perfect picnic. Our special Picnic Time feature article shares tips, hints and, of course, recipes that are sure to make your picnics this summer a hit. Of course, that's not the end of our look at picnics. A visit to the Through the Kitchen Window column brings back memories of picnics in Italy and other childhood memories. For a wide selection of salads and sandwiches, check out the Home Cookin', Phil's International Flair and Rush Hour columns.
Picnics often make us think of finger food and that's the theme of another feature article this month. Chris Schaefer take a look at ... and a taste of ... dim sum. It's a Chinese appetizer buffet at its very finest and Chris has got some recipes for you to sample as well. While we're on the finger food subject, we're asking you to share your favorites with us too. Seasoned Opinions is asking you to share your favorites and the recipes too ... if you're feeling generous.
Finally, the warmer month also reminds us that there's just too much to accomplish. So, with that in mind, the Land of Leftovers and Victoria's Vegetarian Victuals are offering recipes that are fast, tasty and easy to prepare for all of those cooks out there that agree that there's just not enough time in the day!
That's just a sampling of what we have in store for you this month. I encourage you to take some time to discover the hidden gems in this month's issue. Here's to a seasoned lifestyle!