Picnic potluck: 6 simple, classic recipes

  • American Potato Salad, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Classic Egg Salad, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Creamy New York Deli Coleslaw, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Curried Chicken Salad, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Classic Chicken Salad, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Pasta Salad with Black Olives and Feta, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Deirdre was invited to a picnic. Deirdre went to the grocery store and bought a plastic tub of potato salad. Everyone else brought homemade food and regarded Deirdre with barely concealed contempt.