Nationwide Food Section Roundup: Labor Day Picnics

With Labor Day around the corner, newspapers are having one big last summer bash – picnics, grilling and summer flavors still reign.

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In Nebraska there’s a guide to watermelon, with a look at seedless varieties and history of the picnic fruit. They also take a look at ice cream, peach crostata and deliciously cool braised summer vegetables.

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In Florida the South Florida Sun-Sentinel features Neil Conolly, personal chef to the Kennedys, with recipes for family favorites like Sweet Corn Chowder and Citrus Glazed Grilled Salmon. They also feature a recipe for seafood paella.

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In Utah the Salt Lake Tribune has a story on the peculiar pitfalls and benefits of Amish friendship bread, the famous bread starter and recipe. What do you do when you run out of friends and family to give it to? They also feature chardonnay and the in-season licorice flavors of fennel and anise. The recipes are rounded out with a Vegetable, tofu and pork tenderloin stir-fry.

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Picnics are going gourmet, says The Washington Times, with sophisticated menus that leave Coke and egg salad behind. They also look at a delicious favorite – summer chopped salads, and they offer tips for the high-flavor pantry.

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