Travel Treasures: 6 Essential Cooking Souvenirs

Travel Treasures: 6 Essential Cooking Souvenirs

Stephanie Barlow
May 4, 2012

We're always for bringing cooking souvenirs back from exotic (and not so exotic) trips. But what to bring? Bon Appétit editors compiled their 6 favorite items — keep an eye out for these on your next trip!

1. France: Copper Bowls- Chefs love the unique qualities copper adds to whipping egg whites, and we've even got the scoop on the best place to buy them.
2. France: Canele Molds- It's pretty hard to make candles, the classic French pastry, without the molds to create their distinctive shape - search for silicone molds which make clean up easier than traditional copper molds.
3. Colombia: Clay Soup Pot- Leave some extra room in your luggage for this one and relish the benefits of a handmade clay pot in your kitchen for years to come.
4. Japan: Ginger Grater- It's no secret that cultures that use an ingredient frequently, like Japan and ginger, will have the best tool for processing it.
5. France: Black Steel Pans- Lightweight (well, for a pan), but sturdy, these pans are comparable to cast iron.
6. Italy: Parmesan Knife- As we mentioned above, you'd no less expect Italians to have the best knife for getting bite-sized hunks of Parmesan with minimal effort.

What is your favorite cooking souvenir?

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(Images: Dana Velden; Kitchen Universe)

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