Friday, March 19, 2021

Foodie Friday - Cooking in Unfamiliar Surroundings


 A good number of years ago, we rented a "holiday let" with dear friends in Yorkshire for a week.  It was a two bedroom attached row house, with a nice if somewhat small kitchen.  It was my first experience of shopping and cooking in another country.  The basics are the same, the ingredients are familiar but somewhat different.  I cooked dinner a couple of times, Stephen's mother, Peggy, sent lamb stew over for us one evening it was heavenly, my first real experience of good lamb, she told me how to make it (sadly, she died a year ago, but she will be forever remembered.) 

One of my dreams in retirement is to rent apartments in unfamiliar places and live somewhat like a local for a month or two, cooking in unfamiliar surroundings.  My idea of fun. 

19 comments:

  1. rut row, lil penguin drank some of the wine, didn't he?

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  2. I love that wine label and name. Your idea of living like a local for a month or two is perfect.

    "Cooking in unfamiliar surroundings." That would be kitchens in general!

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  3. May you get to live your dream. We like to stay in cabins in caravan parks in part because they have cooking facilities, except we never cook in them.

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    1. House and apartment rentals are becoming easier to find

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  4. Further, two older female friends stayed in a Paris apartment for three months and absolutely loved it.

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  5. Haha Old Git? Love it.
    And shopping for food/cooking in a different country is quite the experience. Like you say, things look familiar, but they aren't. Same with flavours. And 'Cooking around the World' sounds like it should be in everybody's bucket list.

    XOXOX

    p.s. love the penguin!

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    1. Travel Penguin is in my bag, ready to go

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  6. Love the name of that wine, LOL!

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    1. I think it is a reference to old growth vines

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  7. I can see you spending a month in italy, a month in germany, a month in spain, etc. and you can visit blog friends too!

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  8. Take a look at this blog for a glimpse at what one of your retirement dreams looks like. This Canadian couple is currently in Albania, having spent weeks in Turkey and Tanzania: http://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com/

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    1. There are days of reading there, they are more adventuresome than I am likely to be. A month in Rome or Florence would be a dream

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  9. That sounds like a heavenly idea. I think I'd like to do that too.

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    1. It is different than being a tourist in a hotel, I like that

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  10. this sounds a fantastic idea! I sure hope you do this.

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