It is early summer. August’s long-awaited vacation time still seems ages away, but by the same token, its torpor-producing heat and mildew-generating humidity have not yet arrived. Instead, these cool, end-of-June days practically insist on getting the picnic season under the way immediately. But, also, there is a difficulty: alfresco dining has a bad name among us. Tenth-rate hot dogs, carbonized chicken parts, and beef a-la-charcoal are principally what come to mind when we hear the words “outdoor food”.
The passage suggests that the author believes that
(A) picnicking in August is long-awaited.
(B) August is better than June for a picnic.
(C) there are some negative aspects to eating outside.
(D) picnicking is better alfresco.