British picnic

The British picnic was once a simple affair and an event in itself. The competitive, elaborate feasts of today are now attached to other entertainments, rather than to simply enjoy the outdoors. Jeremy Musson advocates the return of the proper British picnic. The sun is shining so roll out the…

7 best game recipes

Be the 4×4 that everyone wants to visit during feeding time at the local point-to-point with The Field’s ultimate point-to-point picnic. Sausage rolls are fail-safe and scotch eggs a must but add a gamey twist to really impress. But if the weather turns inclement keep the chill at bay with…

Gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes

Gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes are inspired bythe French idea of bringing an edible gift to a party or picnic. And the gallic influence is well worth heeding when it comes to these delicious morsels. But if you have the ingredients and feel like putting them to differet use…

Fresh trout. Delicious, nutritious and ready to cook

Trout and fried almond pâté is a great palate reviver. We have all eaten standard supermarket offerings and they tend to taste a little…eugh. But this pate really does earn its place in our best trout recipes by having some serious class. You can use fresh trout or smoked trout (if…

picnic food

Elevenses is an important punctuation on a shoot day. When spending the day gallivanting outside, often in the cold and wet, who wouldn’t build up a good appetite? So here is a recipe for that much-needed sustenance when it’s not quite yet time for your next meal. These sausage rolls…

Potted shrimp is a traditional British delicacy. Whether you catch your own on the coast or buy ready made, rediscover this simple and delicious dish. Who needs over-blown prawns?