A Modern, Potato Salad-Free Picnic

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Not that we have anything against potato salad. We love potato salad. But a change from the traditional is good, and this upscale picnic fare from Fine Cooking looks delightful...

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The dishes are all things that can be made ahead and taste good at room temperature. There's a bulgar salad with wilted chard and green olives, a grilled chicken that's served with a chili oil for dipping, and ginger sandwich cookies with lemon cream- oh my.

Is it warm where you live? Are you planning a picnic soon, maybe even as an unconventional end of the Cure graduation?

This menu looks like it would surprise guests who are expecting sandwiches or coleslaw, and yet it's (almost) just as easy to pull together.

Read the article and get the recipes: Splendor in the Grass, from Fine Cooking

Related: Picnic Fare: Pork Tenderloin and Onion Jam Sandwiches

(Images: Scott Phillips for Fine Cooking)

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