Summer Picnic Tips

Summer Picnic Tips


THAT AND MORE COMING UP. SUMMER IS A WONDERFUL TIME TO BREAK OUT A BLANKET AND HAD A PICNIC IN THE PARK. YOU WILL NEED TO PACK FOOD THAT TRAVELS WELL AND TASTES DELICIOUS. CHRIS SHEA, THE EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE WAYFARER IN MIDTOWN HAS GREAT TIPS ON PACKING A BOUNTIFUL BASKET. GOOD MORNING. WE LOVE THE WAYFARER. CLOSE TO THE STATION. LET’S GET STARTED. BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT YOU PUT IN, TELL US WHAT YOU ARE COOKING. WE ARE WORKING ON THE MAIN COURSE WHICH IS COLD POACHED SALMON SALAD WITH SOME ORANGE AND CITRUS YOGURT. AND POPPY SEEDS. HOW DO YOU PREPARE THIS? GENTLY POACHING THE FAMINE. A LITTLE BIT OF WHITE WINE, WATER, CARROTS, FENNEL, LEMON. PEPPERCORNS. A LITTLE BIT OF POPPY SEEDS. WE WILL FLIP IT OVER. HOW LONG DOES IT POACHED FOR? ABOUT SIX MINUTES. WE WILL CHILL IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR. YOU SAID THIS IS THE MAIN DISH. TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU KEEP — WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN TIPS PREPARING A PICNIC BASKET? WHAT I WANT TO DO IS MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE. I LIKE TO PREPARE AS MUCH AS I CAN AHEAD OF TIME. NOT ONLY TO MAKE IT EASY THE MORNING OF BUT — THAT WAY THINGS ARE NICE AND COLD. AND WE CAN HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF STUFF. SO YOU HAVE ALL THESE SIDES. AND YOU WOULD COMBINE THESE TWO, TO HAVE A RIGHTY. THE MAIN COURSES — WE CAN PUT TOGETHER AT THE LAST MINUTE. WE HAVE SALAD WITH COTTAGE CHEESE AND STRAWBERRIES. MACARONI, EGG SALAD, THE LITTLE TOPKNOT. SO WE CAN MIX AND MATCH AND BUILD OUR OWN. SO THE BREAD STAYS FRESH AND CRISPY. YOU PUT EVERYTHING IN MASON JARS? I LIKE TO PUT STUFF IN MASON JARS. SO IT STAYS NICE AND COLD. WE PACK IT UP AND BRING IT HOME. HOW DO YOU KEEP THINGS FRESH WHEN YOU ARE GOING? WE USE AN INSULATED PICNIC BASKET. WE PACK IT IN A LITTLE BIT OF ICE SO IT IS EASY TO UNPACK AND SERVE WHEN YOU GET TO THE PARK. I SEE THAT YOU BROUGHT DESSERT. THAT IS OUR FRESH MADE APPLE PIE. YOU GUYS SELL PICNIC BASKET THAT THE WAYFARER. WE DO. WE LIKE TO PACK THEM WITH A MIXTURE OF SEASONAL SALADS, SANDWICHES — SOME COLD BREW COFFEE. CAN WE TRY SOME OF THE SALMON. SOME OF IT IS DONE, RIGHT? ABSOLUTELY. YOU ARE A LOCAL BOY. YOU GREW UP IN MANHATTAN. I GREW UP IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS ON 187TH STREET. AND WASHINGTON AVENUE. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH THE WAYFARER? I HAVE BEEN AT THE WAYFARER FOR ABOUT A YEAR. OKAY. DELICIOUS. IS SALMON YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BRING TO A PICNIC OR BARBECUE IN THE SUMMER? SALMON IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO BRING TO A PICNIC. I FIND THAT IT TRAVELS WELL. DELICIOUS. WE CAN COOK IT TO A NICE MEDIUM. IT STAYS MOIST. WHAT IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND PACKING FOR THE BEACH OR THE PARK OR A PICNIC THIS SUMMER? I LIKE TO BRING A LITTLE BIT OF SEASONING. YOU ARE IN THE HEAT. A LITTLE SALT AND OLIVE OIL AND LEMON JUICE. A LITTLE POP, AND FRESHNESS AT THE END. THINGS CONTENT TO GET BLAND WHEN YOU’RE SITTING OUT THERE IN THE HOT SUN. AND OF COURSE, BEVERAGES. ICE-T. LEMONADE. LITTLE MINTY LEMONADE OR GREEN KALE JUICE FOR THE MORE HEALTHY MINDED. WE HAVE OUR OWN COLD BREW COFFEE. I SAW THAT. THE WAYFARER COLD BREW. VERY SOON, WE WILL HAVE NITRO COFFEE. WITH A COFFEE CARTS OUTSIDE. WE HAVE OUR OWN HOMEMADE POP TARTS. YOU WANT TO EAT THOSE ON THE WAY TO THE PICNIC. IF YOU DO WANT TO HAVE A PICNIC TODAY, IT IS A GREAT DAY FOR IT. ABSOLUTELY. MAKE SURE YOU SUFFICIENTLY CHILL EVERYTHING. IT WILL GET HOT OUT THERE. MID TO UPPER 80S. LOW 90S. TONS OF SUNSHINE. LOW HUMIDITY. ALL BASES COVERED. EIGHTY-SEVEN WILL BE THE HIGH IN THE CITY. AND 85 IN SEASIDE. NODES THE COOLER TEMPERATURES ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF LONG ISLAND. THE WIND WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH. A LOW RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS FOR MOST OF US TODAY. THANK YOU.

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