DeeDee Stovel is the author of numerous cookbooks, including the bestseller Picnic. A caterer, longtime teacher of cooking and nutrition, and passionate advocate of fresh, homemade food, she lives in northern California.
"For great ideas on serving the tastiest outdoor meals, pick up Picnic!" - Country Accents ..". a useful compilation of 125 recipes fit for outdoor eating ... they can also be used as potluck fare." - St. Petersburg (FL) Times "Not just for summer, by the way -- [Stovel's] subtitle tells you she offers '125 recipes with 29 seasonal menus, ' i.e. year-round picnics." -- Associated Press ..". provides readers with imaginative menus for many settings and seasons." - Kansas City Star "After flipping through the informal repasts in Picnic, you'll see that life can indeed be the proverbial you-know-what." -- Cookbook Digest "Check out Stovel's 'After the Wedding Brunch Picnic' for a delicious post-matrimonial menu." - WeddingChannel.com "This colorful book just puts you in the mood for a warm-weather outing." -- Birmingham (AL) News "With good humor and creative flair, Stovel offers 125 recipes to be enjoyed indoors or out, rain or shine." -- Carolina Parent