The Curiosity Bug bit me on my left ear, which means I’m compelled to listen and satisfy it. Back in the ‘old days’ one often consulted an encyclopedia. One of the first major purchases I made after getting a large promotion at work was to buy an Encyclopedia Britannica.
Now my life is soooooooooo much easier with handy, free access to my Encyclogoogle. There are some awesome bennies to Techno World and one of them is instant access to knowledge. I will admit I’m still a bit bitter there wasn’t computers and printers, when I was writing term papers and my thesis.
Okay back on point—-I was curious about the origins of picnics. Think about it—the caveman barbecued everyday. But then picnicking slid into dormancy. As it turns out the idea of eating an elegant meal out of doors for reasons other than you were a farmer out harvesting your grain fields, started in the middle ages as a respite from hunting.
After the French Revolution in 1789 the royal parks were opened up to the public. Taking a basket of food and lunching in the parks became quite popular. Not to be outdone in the picnic arena a group of Londoners began a Picnic Society. Oh Ta Ta. The idea was all the participants were expected to pony up both part of the refreshments and the entertainment.
Picnics have only gained in popularity through the years amongst all ages. They can range from a sandwich on a park bench, to backyard barbecues, to massive family reunions with several picnic tables groaning with a rich treasure trove of fabulous dishes.
Today I presenting a Global Fusion Picnic Basket wonderfully prepared by Lisa Goldfinger at Panning the Globe. Better grab a paper towel, because trust me you’ll soon be salivating.
Thank YOU, Lisa. I love this Basket!!!!