Traveling the world is one of the most beautiful life experiences and journeys anyone can embark on. The possibilities are endless and the unknown awaits you; this is what really makes traveling fun.But while traveling the world, one thing that is important is keeping yourself fed. While it is easy back in your home country due to the availability of groceries and convenience, it may not be the same when you travel the world. The difficulty of keeping yourself fed increases if you are tight on money and there is a language barrier.
We’re going to show you some of the best ways to manage this while traveling the world. While this is not meant to be a cooking guide and is better left for you to do on your own and learn through experience, we will throw in a few important things to consider when you are trying to learn how to cook while traveling the world.
You do not need to bring an entire kitchen with you when you travel the world. Assuming you’re on a budget, you are probably already traveling light as you will not be able to afford to stay in hotels all the time. When traveling light, only carry essential utensils and nothing more.
Items such as forks, knives, and spoons, those are necessary. Sometimes, it might be smart to carry a very small camping pot or pan, but that is about it. For the most part, many countries will have access to utensils and some sort of pantry for you to use.
There is a small chance that you’ll be able to turn your cooking into a Gordon Ramsay meal. Chances are, if you’re traveling, you want to maximize your traveling experience as much as possible. Learn how to cook simple things that are health for you.
Below is a list of simple foods that you can learn to make while traveling abroad:
1) Eggs: Eggs are one of the easiest things to cook. Learn to cook them in different styles like scrambled, fried, boiled, sunny-side up, etc
2) Bread and Meat: This is very useful because these items are very common in many countries
3) Avocado and Meat: Avocado is very abundant across the world, and filling too. If you manage to be able to find avocados at a local grocery store, pair it with some meat for a hearty meal
4) Potatoes: A lot of people consider potatoes to be a farmer food but it is called that for a good reason. Potatoes are not only cheap, but they are also nutritious and filling, making this very ideal for any road trip or traveling abroad
5) Burritos: One of the best things about burritos is that you can fill it with just about anything and it would still be delicious. If you’re able to pick up some rice (which is cheap), add some meat and vegetables to it and you’ll have yourself a delicious, cheap, and hearty meal
Learn From Others
If you get the opportunity to stay with a host family during your trip abroad, it’s highly encouraged to try to learn how to cook from them. Not only will you have the benefit of getting to cook a different culture’s meal, but it’s also a wonderful way for you to bond with a complete stranger. Cooking is a wonderful activity to do to bring everyone together and it’s like they say: It’s always a party in the kitchen.
Cooking is one of those things that are essential but difficult to practice. Many people stop because of laziness, lack of interest, or other reasons. We highly recommend that you try to enjoy cooking while traveling abroad. Because you’re already embarking on a beautiful journey exploring another foreign country and getting to know their culture and people, it’s not a mistake to learn how to cook.
However, if you’ve already packed for the journey, especially the cooking supplies, it’s recommended that you try to enjoy it and have fun. The more enjoyable you make this experience, the more open you are to learning and honing your cooking skill. After all, what are the chances that you’ll get to travel abroad again and learn how to cook overseas? Take advantage of it and enjoy it while it lasts!
Author Bio : I am Julie Hara, Author of Cookware Solutions & Calm Belly Kitchen blog. Being an ardent traveler and cooking lover, I write almost everything about cooking and travelling ranging from Product reviews, new recipes etc.