NATIONAL PICNIC WEEK – BLOG 18-24 June 2012
On trawling through the internet I came across National Picnic Week, never knew there was a thing, so I did what everyone else does these days & Googled!
It is truly amazing what you can find; did you know that during the 14th Century a Picnic was a Medieval Hunting Feast, with cheese, pastries & other specialty baked goods were served. In the oxford English Dictionary a Picnic is described as “a fashionable social entertainment in which each person present contributed a share of the provisions; a party including an excursion to some spot in the country. ~ a nice thought!
These days a picnic is still a social gathering & with Jubilee Celebrations & other events throughout the summer we will no doubt see the Picnic as popular as ever. Although usually a family gathering… I don’t know about you but I can remember being dragged to the beach in the freezing weather & we would normally ending up eating the beach in the sandwiches…ahh happy days! But it doesn’t have to be, from the ubiquitous Teddy bears picnic to ‘Picnics in the Park or a Romantic Evening for 2 a Picnic is what you make of it be it & here at Dunn’s Bakery we can provide the whole picnic, sandwiches, sausage rolls, pies & pasties, delicious homemade quiches right through to desert why not be indulgent & have a selection of our fresh fruit tarts or go traditional with a slab or bar cake…sorry but we cannot provide the champagne! Whatever your picnic, have fun with it…………Teddy Bear’s not necessarily included!