Ingredients from great wine-country specialty-food stores were the inspiration for these quick and simple picnic recipes.

By Kristin Donnelly
April 01, 2008

Mix finely chopped cornichons with mayonnaise and mustard and spread on a split baguette. Fill the baguette with slices of country pâté or roast pork.

Spoon peperonata, eggplant caponata or another jarred Mediterranean spread on crostini and top with anchovies.

Make a sandwich of Gruyère topped with onion or garlic jam on ciabatta bread.

Swirl jam with Greek-style yogurt and use as a dessert dip with sugar cookies.

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