We Brits have always been great picnickers — from the old couple sitting by their car with a sandwich to the magnificent spreads of the Edwardian shooting party — and National Picnic Week celebrates this love of the al fresco lunch.
With the UK's food preferences changing, why stick to the same old picnic fare? To the egg sandwiches and sausage rolls we can now add pizza, mini-popadoms and kebabs.
So let's make the most of our, all too short, summer and get out to one of this country's magnificent picnic spots for a sumptuous snack in the wild.
There are lots of resources, including recipe ideas, over at www.picnicweek.co.uk.