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Massachusetts: Walden Pond

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Chef: Will
Gilson, Garden at the Cellar, Cambridge, and Herb Lyceum, Groton.

Favorite Picnic Spot: “There’s a reason why [Henry David] Thoreau found Walden Pond so peaceful and tranquil. It’s just 25 minutes from Boston and a great place to
spend an afternoon.”

Favorite Picnic Fixings: “I go to Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge for picnic
goods, but sometimes make my own, like radish and cultured butter tea
sandwiches, or crème fraîche and cucumber sandwiches with roasted chicken. Rosé
wine is my go-to for picnic bevies.”

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Massachusetts: Walden Pond

Chef: Will
Gilson, Garden at the Cellar, Cambridge, and Herb Lyceum, Groton.

Favorite Picnic Spot: “There’s a reason why [Henry David] Thoreau found Walden Pond so peaceful and tranquil. It’s just 25 minutes from Boston and a great place to
spend an afternoon.”

Favorite Picnic Fixings: “I go to Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge for picnic
goods, but sometimes make my own, like radish and cultured butter tea
sandwiches, or crème fraîche and cucumber sandwiches with roasted chicken. Rosé
wine is my go-to for picnic bevies.”

David Muench/Corbis

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