The Art of Roaming Cooking

On my first year around the world, I cooked five or so dishes on repeat at the hostels. I sucked at cooking and those five dishes I learned from what other people were making at the hostels. I was jealous that everyone at the kitchen seemed to know what they were doing and cooked delicious meals so quickly and easily. What’s worse is that I never knew what to cook when I was a guest while couch-surfing.  I eventually I learned a few more dishes after a few years on the road. Now I feel more comfortable cooking simple dishes at the hostels. I still have a lot to learn though.

It’s a difficult skill to learn how to cook simple dishes that don’t require many ingredients and still be delicious. Because we’re constantly traveling and moving from hostel to hostel, we can’t really carry many ingredients. Perhaps a few spices here and there but not much more than that. The tricky thing is is that it’s by far cheaper to cook your own meals in Europe than going out to eat. After all, we’re trying to stretch our money as far as possible.

Hostel Kitchen

The kitchen at Ostello Bello Hostel in Milan, Italy

So what do we cook when we’re on the road?

Introducing your guide to 50+ dishes that don’t require more than 5 steps to make, Art of Roaming Cooking.

The Art of Roaming Cooking will ensure that you have a variety of recipes at your fingertips – making it easier to cook with a variety of fresh ingredients and less likely to be tempted to purchase ‘convenience meals’. You will also be less likely to waste money on left over ingredients that you don’t have space to store or carry.

It’s the backpackers dream ebook.

roaming cooking

There’s so many recipes in this ebook that even for the most savvy chefs, you’ll be inspired by this ebook to cook up new dishes you haven’t thought of. There’s a few familiar dishes that you probably never thought would be so easy to make or never thought about making it on the road too.

It’s simple to understand, most of the ingredients can be easily found anywhere in the world, and many of the dishes are healthy. It’s the ebook every traveler needs.

I wish the images of the dishes were larger and in better quality but if we had higher quality images for every dish, it would make the PDF file huge so it’s understandable. I think more pictures on their website on the kind of recipes in the ebook might be a nice addition. It would probably bring in more sales.

[disclosure]I received a complimentary copy of the ebook for review. All opinions are obviously my own and I honestly did use to suck at cooking. I receive a cut if you purchase the ebook with my links so please support. I would greatly appreciate it. And you’ll support two independent travelers in one![/disclosure]

5 Comments

  1. OCDemon on April 5, 2013 at 12:44 am

    This one time I made a pretty awful meal in a hostel, but told myself it’s tricky cooking for just one person and finding the right supplies in the right quantities rather than bulk packaging that is so common in the stores. Then these two French girls waltzed in and whipped up a succulently delicious meal that shamed me to my core. I have remained heartbroken ever since.

    • Michael on April 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Oh I hate when I cook for myself and I make too much.

  2. Beatrice on April 5, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I just wrote a post on great meals cooked in hostel kitchens, trying to encourage other travellers to try it and stop eating 2-minute noodles every.single.meal.

    Once you have a basic understanding of what goes with what flavour-wise, it’s possible to do SO many things with just a few ingredients. And mostly, reuse these ingredients in so many different ways for each meal.

    Interesting post – interesting ebook for those still trying to figure out how it all works!

    If allowed (and if anyone’s interested) here’s the link to my post on hostel kitchen meals: http://en.beatricebp.com/2013/03/27/great-meals-hostel-kitchens/

  3. Andi Perullo on April 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

    What a great idea!

  4. Goa Holiday on April 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

    What an Idea? Very informative and Great.

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