To master the art of packing the perfect outdoor meal, we turned to San Francisco magazine's deputy editor Sara Deseran. She wrote the book on picnicking — um, literally, it’s one of our go-tos — and she’s the ultimate industry insider, having founded one of our most trusted apps, Chefs Feed, and is part of the utterly yummy Tacolicious restaurant family. Well, Sara’s put together a yummy menu — nary a bag of chips in sight — of five stress-free picnic-worthy dishes, including two yet-to-be-published recipes from her upcoming cookbook. It's way, way too early to be swaddled in chunky knits, so what are you waiting for? Find a patch of grass and dig in!
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile