Favorite 'Travel' Cooking Gadget
Do you have a favorite gadget, cooking utensil you love to take when you travel? I guess I am old school- I love to have my swiss army knife and a wine opener. But, I am curious to know what other great ideas chowhounders have.
I like your choices. My mum always had the canvas cooking bag set up with sheathed knife, cups, eating utensils, plates, napkins, corkscrew and a cutting board. And a thermos depending on what was going on.
Could that whole bag count as "A Utensil?" Please?
But seriously, the proper version of a Swiss Army Knife will get you through any meal. I would carry one that already has the wine opener on it. They have so many different combinations of stuff on those knives -- buy carefully.
There is a drawer under the front passenger seat in my car, an Odyssey. In thast drawer I keep a small sheathed parting knife from Kuhn Rikon, a small Epicurean cutting board, and a collapsable Screwpull wine opener. We are set for about anything.
My Swedish Trangia alcohol stove set. That includes burner, stand, windscreen and pots. Simple, easy to use, and reliable. With a full coverage windscreen I can't use just any pot. Besides the ones that came with it, I use a small nonstick wok by GSI, and a small 1.5L pressure cooker from India. That's more than one gadget, but it is the core of my travel/camp kitchen.
AeroPress coffee maker. Use the hot water/coffee maker in the hotel room to brew my own coffee beans.