One of the best things we love about the warmer months is the chance to get outside and relish great company – and great food, too. It doesn’t happen all that much in the UK, but when we get the chance to get outside, we’ll take it.

Whether that’s going to a local national park, heading down to the coast, or simply enjoying a nice walk – getting outside does wonders for our mental and physical health.

At Plyvine Catering, we love two things: great-tasting food and the outdoors. And that’s why, since 1980, we’ve been so passionate about outdoor catering for a range of events.

There are so many ways to make the most of the sun and the natural environment around us, but one of our favourites has to be a picnic. But where did the picnic come from? And why do we do it?

Picnics have been a worldwide tradition for many, many years. The modern associations we have with the term ‘picnic’ are said to have derived from the Middle Ages, when hunters stopped for a break. And we can thank the French for popularising the ritual, too. After the French Revolution, many of the royal grounds became available to ordinary citizens who would socialise over food and drink!

But when it comes to organising your picnic, how do you go about choosing the perfect selection of treats? Pack your best basket yet with the help from FoodLion !