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How to Eat Outside: Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More


18 June 2015

Who’s the author? Food writer and stylist Genevieve Taylor, author of Pie!, A Good Egg, Marshmallow Magic,Soup! and Stew!

What’s it about? How to Eat Outside is a celebration of al fresco feasting and a bible of recipes that no fresh air lover should be without! Split in to 5 chapters – Pack up a Picnic, Barbecue Feasts, Camp Fire Cookout, Bonfire Celebrations and Wilderness Eats – theres plenty of inspiration whatever your outside occasion

Recipes we love: Bread and Butter Pudding with Marmalade and Chocolate, Campfire calzone pizzas, Jerk chicken wings with coconut-bean rice and pineapple salsa.

Good book for: Anyone looking to cook like a culinary pro in the great outdoors.

You’ll like it if: You’re into packing up picnics,making BBQ feasts, preparing wilderness eats, bonfires or camp cook outs.

“HOW TO EAT OUTSIDE is bible full of fresh air feasts, taking you through picnics & barbecues to hiking food for a mountainside, or a woodland bonfire feast and towards to the beach for camping banquet. The starting premise for the book was that food quite simply tastes better outside. To launch the book I am co-curating a food and music festival, the Humble by Nature Big Day Out at Kate Humble’s working farm in Monmouthshire. Seeing for more details.

As food stylist I’m lucky enough to work with many great creative brands and companies, including Masterchef and Aardman Animations, and I love this work almost as much as writing books. For more info on my work, have a look at my rather sporadic blog at or better still my website”  Genevieve Taylor

Genevieve Taylor shares her Bread and Butter Pudding recipe from her book:

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Top Tips for Getting ‘Al Fresco’ Right

With picnic season in full swing, we asked Genevieve Taylor, author of How to Eat Outside, to give us her top tips for al fresco dining.


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