Holy Picnic!

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 9.18.52 AMWe’ve had a lot of interesting surprises in the line of picnicking duty—hail and bugs, dogs with zero sense of a roast chicken’s personal boundaries, serenades by affable Argentine ukulele players—but Monday night’s surprise took the cake, because we found out that The Picnic is an IACP Cookbook Awards finalist!!

It’s an incredible honor, and completely unexpected. Unpacking our first picnic at Laurelhurst Park five years ago, we definitely never thought we’d end up writing a book about picnicking, much less being nominated for such a prestigious award. Thinking back to the days when Marnie and I were in the kitchen boiling eggs in batches of 48 to test (and test, and test) our deviled egg recipes, it hardly seems real. But it’s pretty exhilarating all the same! Wish us luck!! Here is the list of all the 2016 finalists, we are in amazing company!