this community looks pretty amazing.
i am taking my sweetheart on a surprise day at Walden Pond. I would like to keep a theme, and make picnic food that is old-timey/ thoreau-esque and vegan. i have had very little luck researching what kind of stuff thoreau ate, only that he ate a lot of beans, which do not strike me as a very romantic food. the entries in the picnic memories all seem pretty modern. an important point is that it be reasonably portable- much of the old time type food i've found does not lend itself well to traveling. so basically, i'm seeking old-fashioned(like 1800s) portable food that is vegan.
Thanks a lot! I know it's a long shot.
p.s. to offer an idea, before i thought i might want a theme was going to make springrolls with rice wrappers, marinated tofu, vermicelli and other tasty things; bring cherries; and for dessert, have vegan brownies cut into hearts with a cookie cutter. ^_^ actually, i might stick with the cherries and brownies. need a main course though.