The perfect way to dine in the summer, I believe, is with a large group of friends or family all jostled in around a big outdoor table, each person helping themselves to a spectacular array of platters and bowls laoded with bright, colourful, fresh salads and sides; passing around potatoes, cheeses, oils, dips, breads and salamis between each other whilst one generous nominee (usually with cold beer in hand) takes on the responsibility of being stationed at a great big BBQ sizzling away at the side. 1,089 more words