Our kitchens abroad


Free range eggs in our Paris kitchen


Butter from Normandy, a pot of Creme Fraiche and handy tapenades


Cheese from Paris sold with its own serving board


Three good kitchen appliances that worked well and our own bread board, we left it in Paris


We liked this glazed white ceramic basket in our Paris kitchen


French chic Blanc d’ Ivory dinnerware in Paris apartment


John’s fave hot chocolate cafe Angelina has its own ice cream and we had to try


Elegant dinnerware and plenty of glassware in Paris


A quick convenient meal in London


Toaster in London kitchen had a melt down prior to our residency


We only wanted a teapot not a huge coffee pot, London kitchen

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!


Provence – bread from Loumarin has been our favourite


You have to have Fougasse when in Provence and Spring brings field poppies to our table

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.


My ‘new’ apron bought at Loumarin market, made of old linens, note the tea-towel is sewn on at the waist as a flap.

  1. #1 by aussiegirl0905 on June 1, 2013 - 5:11 am

    An amazing travel theme. Do you rent peoples homes or house swap

  2. #3 by lizzygoodthings on June 1, 2013 - 9:52 am

    Hi there! Love your apron ; )

  3. #4 by Lisa the Gourmet Wog on June 2, 2013 - 5:33 am

    Great post!! Takes me back to my days travelling Frace. I especially love that the cheese comes with it’s own board, very cool! Is it reusable?

  4. #6 by Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on June 4, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Roz your dinnerware is gorgeous!

  5. #7 by Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial on June 4, 2013 - 9:26 pm

    Roz, an IMK post from many kitchens! How cool! I love the fancy French packaging, and the ceramic basket, and the shiny appliances! But I absolutely adore the baguettes, epi and fougasse! Now I want to bake more bread! And why am I not the least bit surprised that you bought your own knife? 😉

  6. #8 by Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas on June 5, 2013 - 7:14 am

    Next time I am in Paris I want to stay in your apartment. It is much better equipped than the one we are currently in. But ours does have the location advantage of being adjacent to Rue Montorgueil. I love that apron.

    • #9 by tastetravel on June 5, 2013 - 12:08 pm

      We have stayed in so many and they are never standardised so it is a lottery, the best is the one we have in Lyon.

  7. #10 by Tandy on June 9, 2013 - 6:47 am

    I also get frustrated by the terrible knives we encounter on our travels which is why I now take my own wherever we go! Love the cheese 🙂

    • #11 by tastetravel on June 9, 2013 - 7:00 am

      I have arrived in another new kitchen in Amsterdam, and the knives are high quality, now I hope there is a steel to keep them sharp somewhere in the drawers.

  8. #12 by tastetravel on June 4, 2013 - 6:43 am

    I approved your comment….but you did not make a comment….Roz

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