The Black Pig’s chef shows off his picnic basket

Chef Dave Kocab of Ohio City's The Black Pig shows what's in his picnic basket this Summer.

Warm weather can feel like such a precious commodity in Cleveland, that you need to take every opportunity to eat in the great outdoors. Getting together with friends for a picnic is a great Summer activity, and packing a great picnic basket can make you the hero of any outing.

To help ensure the hero status of your next picnic venture, we turned to an expert opinion.

We asked Dave Kocab, Chef de Cusine at The Black Pig in Ohio City, (2801 Bridge Ave) what he would choose to pack his basket with. He gave us a great rundown of items from the savory to the sweet, and of course, a great bottle of wine to complete the ensemble.

You can check out Kocab and other great chefs talking food and giving tips on Cleveland 19’s video podcast “Taste Buds”. The livestream broadcasts every Tuesday at 10 AM, on 19’s Facebook page, website or app.  You can also view the video podcast on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

Happy eating!