The Notebooks
by Josée Fiset

Inspire Cook Share Biography

The Picnic

Can you think of anywhere else on earth where people are as euphoric as Quebecers at the first signs of spring – Itʼs our way of basking in the sunʼs presence, a reunion with the familiar face of someone weʼve missed. So, hereʼs a toast to the picnic – that elegant, leisurely form of springtime merriment!

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The medium sourdough starter: The baker’s Holy Grail The set-up my wish list : the perfect green picnic The question Have You Ever Wondered...


Idleness cream of zucchini and white bean soup Indulgence wheat-free vegan brownies The Picnic red fruit platter


The coming together the celebrated jambon-beurre — A sandwich by any other name The sharing — A meal for the ages The discovery la follia della focaccia !