Daphne Oz’s Jersey Pic­nic

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“When I was a kid, we’d pile in the car and drive the three-plus hours to the Jersey Shore,” says au­thor Oz, who shares her healthy eat­ing/ liv­ing tips on The Chew. “We’d stop at road stands on the way and pick up f resh peaches, toma­toes and Jersey corn, which is so sweet and crisp. To me, sum­mer will al­ways be about the bounty of New Jersey.” With all the col­or­ful

pro­duce on the ta­ble, Oz keeps her dé­cor sim­ple with Tiki torches and sim­ple cen­ter­pieces. “I’m a fan of terra cotta pots with herbs be­cause you prob­a­bly have them al­ready,” she says. “Or place flow­ers in a vase and put a bell jar on top. What­ever you do, make sure the flow­ers aren’t too high. I hate it when I can’t chat with the per­son across f rom me.”

Her eclec­tic playlist ranges f rom Jersey boys Bruce Spring­steen and Frankie Valli to Bob Mar­ley. Later in the evening, she switches to Sam Smith or Ed Sheeran— “some­thing a bit more chill.”

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