Food with a View

August 8, 2014

Picnics can be fun, romantic and healthy if you build in some serious walking or cycling, but did you know they can be educational too? And we’re not talking about investigating bugs under a microscope or brushing up on geography lessons. Instead we’re talking about an English picnic with a literary twist.

Pack the picnic hamper, dust down the rug and head for the hills with your favourite book because Bacofoil, a British brand first introduced in the 1962, has uncovered the top five literary picnic locations with a little help from book worms and foodies nationwide.

Best Literary Picnic locations:

1. Box Hill in Surrey – Emma by Jane Austen

2. Studland Bay in Dorset – The Famous Five by Enid Blyton

3. St James Church in Coolings – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

4. Watership Down in Hampshire – Watership Down by Richard Adams

5. Godstow in Port Meadow – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll


To make you picnic easy to pack and fun to unwrap, here are a few tips from Bacofoil:

1. Try simple wraps with raw vgetable sticks and make these as colourful as possible. Scientists have shown that reds and greens make a powerful combination that we find hard to resist.

2. Cook a whole chicken stuffed with couscous and herbs for a deliciously simple and aromatic main course. All you need is some salad and bread to keep everyone happy. Don’t forget to use Bacofoil Non-Stick to ensure that the chicken is easy to carve and share.

3. Be inspired by Enid Blyton and bake a ginger cake washed down with lashings of ginger beer!