Travelling and using other peoples kitchens is a challenge. Celia is always adding to her kitchen but this is a way to try out other kitchens and kitchenalia without buying!
Not knowing where everything is kept, making sense of other peoples ideas of how to equip a kitchen can be annoying and so far I haven’t come across any fabulous items or gadgetry I want to appropriate or replicate.
But we love the experience of shopping at local markets and that is where discoveries are made, with the seasonal ingredients available in markets specialist shops and even supermarkets on our travels. Twice we have had coffee makers that Americans use ‘dripolater’ style. No one wants to offer an espresso machine. I have one for our paying guests in our Tasmanian home so I kinda expect one when I rent homes/apartments that are more expensive than my home. I have to get over that one.
We bought a new knife at the market today in Provence, so disappointed that good knives are not a priority in rentals either.