A photo essay of eight simple steps to having an indulgent French afternoon picnic.
Go to France.
Find a gorgeous, sunny, cloudless, 28 degree day, and plan to spend the entire day outside.
Rent a bike and proceed to drive through the French countryside.
Go to local boulangeries/epiceries/markets and purchase the following:
– Fresh baguette
– Local pate
– Camembert (or any other soft wheel of cheese will do, ie. Brie)
– Jambon (thin strips of prosciutto-like ham)
– A bottle of cheap (but still good) French red wine (do NOT forget your corkscrew!!!)
Riiiiiide into the countryside and find a sun-drenched place to picnic (near old French men playing petanque).
Demolish your lunch.
Drink the wine straight from the bottle.
Keep riding your bike further into the countryside in search for a bathroom. Do not find any. Ride all the way back. Tipsy. Well, drunk, really. Then have champagne in front of a famous landmark, cathedral, whatever.
And there you have it! Eight fool-proof steps to having one of the best days of your life.