Vacation rentals don’t exactly lend themselves to home cooking, but it is possible to make some good meals with limited tools. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Cooking in a vacation rental seems like a wonderful idea. What can be more cozy than a home cooked meal by the fireplace with your loved ones after a day or hiking, biking, or skiing? Then you open the cupboards and find a tiny little pan, a set of dull knives, a glass cutting board, a can opener, and a rancid bottle of oil that expired 2 years ago. If you’ve had your share of vacation cooking disasters, don’t despair. Lovely meals are possible even in the worst kitchens, but they require careful planning, advanced prep, and smart packing. After 10 years of trying, I finally got it right on our recent ski trip. I fed a group of 9 twice a day and it didn’t interfere with all the fun things I wanted to do. (more…)