50+ Homemade Food Gifts That Travel Well (and the Recipes to Make Them!)Recipes
Prepare to win the “best guest” award!
Nov 16, 2023
9 Homemade Meals You Can Carry on the AirplaneRecipes
Are you traveling this summer? Taking a jet plane to faraway places? Nourishment often collapses as you step onto the jet bridge; food onboard is expensive and rarely worth eating, and airports offer their own torturous temptations of buttery Auntie Anne’s pretzels and overpriced beer. But a day spent in Air World doesn’t have to be an undernourished one.
Nov 16, 2023
What Is a Continental Breakfast?Skills
Chances are you’ve stayed at a hotel and had the opportunity to try out the continental breakfast at some point in your life. During your stay, however, you’ve probably spent some time wondering what exactly a continental breakfast is or what does it even mean for a breakfast to be “continental”?While it may depend on the hotel itself, in general a continental breakfast typically comes with a set list of expectations.
Oct 25, 2023
How To Make Red Beans & Rice in an Electric Pressure CookerRecipes
Red beans and rice for Mardi Gras at home.
Aug 10, 2023
The 10 Best Portable Fridges to Upgrade Your Next Weekend Getaway (They’re Great for Small Spaces!)Tools
Keep food and drinks cool, even while on the go.
Aug 8, 2023
6 Products Pro Cleaners Never Travel Without (and You Shouldn’t Either)Kitchen
You’ll want to add them to your packing list ASAP.
Jul 26, 2023
The Brilliant Collapsible Tea Kettle That’s Perfect for Small Kitchens, Dorms, and Travel (It’s on Sale!)Tools
Small enough to fit in a purse — seriously!
Jul 25, 2023
What Foods Can You Carry on the Plane? The List Is Surprisingly Long.Kitchen
Hummus and carrots will be your new go-to travel snack.
Jul 20, 2023
5 Things We Can Learn About Lunch from the FrenchPeople
How the French eat is an endless source of intrigue. It’s elegant, but in a casual, seemingly effortless way. And of course, they know how to lunch. In fact, in the short time I lived in Paris I witnessed a new approach to lunch that went beyond cramming food in your mouth at your desk. By keeping things leisurely and simple, you too can find lunch bliss. Here are the five most important things I learned about lunch from the French.
Jul 17, 2023
Fiocchetti with Pears and Parmesan CreamRecipes
If you asked me 10 years ago after feasting at a trattoria in Florence on fiocchetti alle pere con salsa di taleggio e asparagi that one day I would be able to replicate the experience, I would have laughed in your face. Back then the only thing I knew how to make was frozen pizza. But time has a way of changing us, and that trip to Florence changed me too. Here I am 10 years later, recreating that meal of a lifetime.
Jul 7, 2023
The $2 Stick That Completely Changed How I Feel About JerkyGroceries
Even jerky skeptics will love these snappy snacks.
Jul 6, 2023
Iranian Jeweled RiceRecipes
I recently spent a few days with Najmieh Batmanglij — known to many as the “Queen of Persian Cooking” — who opened me up to the cooking of her native Iran, and in particular to a rice dish called jeweled rice, or Javaher Polow. When I took my first bite, I almost cried from a near overload in flavor, fragrance, balance and a notable infusion of love in the grains of rice, tart little barberries, and strands of candied orange peel.
Jul 2, 2023
After Visiting Paris, I Can’t Stop Putting Butter on My SandwichesSkills
I couldn’t let go of this culinary revelation even after I returned home.
Jun 29, 2023
VanTokers Love This Kitchen Essential for Meal Prep on the RoadTools
It also doubles as the perfect addition to a tailgate.
Jun 20, 2023
The Surprising Cooking Essentials I Refuse to Travel WithoutTools
Set yourself up for success in the kitchen no matter where you go.
Jun 8, 2023
Authentic Spaghetti alla CarbonaraRecipes
Spaghetti alla Carbonara: When it’s good, it can make your eyes roll back in your head with pleasure. It lurks there, beckoning, batting its eyelashes on Italian menus. When you don’t order it, you usually end up wishing you had. This pasta dish seems easy to make at home, requiring only few ingredients like bacon, eggs, and pasta.
Jun 6, 2023
27 Snack Recipes That’ll Make Road Trips So Much BetterRecipes
From six-ingredient options to dessert on the go, there’s something for everyone.
Jun 1, 2023
18 Mess-Free Road Trip Snacks from Costco, Trader Joe’s, Target & MoreGroceries
Keep your car clean with these portable picks.
Jun 1, 2023
These Car-Cuterie Boards Are the Most Brilliant Upgrades for Gas-Station SnacksRecipes
Gas-station convenience stores are filled with everything you need to curate a charcuterie plate on the go.
Jun 1, 2023
This Smart Insulated Bottle is the Perfect Gift for the Wine Lover in Your Life
shopping
Calling all wine lovers!
Nov 29, 2022
Cooking While Traveling? Pack a Portable Spice Kit!Skills
As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to enjoy renting a house or apartment when I travel. It makes my trip feel more personal and comfortable than staying in a hotel, and above all I really love having the option to cook at least some of my meals. I’ve also learned that creativity is essential when you’re cooking while traveling. Aside from basic cookware, utensils and dishes, my expectations for the kitchen in my vacation rental are pretty low.
Sep 20, 2022
My Christmas in Mexico CityPeople
One of my favorite holiday memories of Mexico City was on my first New Year’s Eve, when I ran down a dark street in my patent-leather heels, clutching an empty tote bag. My friend’s grandmother called, “Córrele, córrele!” (Run, run!) In the States I usually spent New Year’s Eve in a bar or at a party, but dashing through a residential neighborhood just after midnight felt thrilling — especially if it truly meant I’d travel more in the new year.
Sep 19, 2022
The Best Apple Picking Farms and Orchards Around New York CityPeople
You'll have loads of fun (and apples!) at these farms and orchards.
Sep 19, 2022
The Super Popular Stanley Quencher Is Back in Stock with a Smart, Revamped Design
Shopping
Now is the time to finally get your hands on one.
Sep 13, 2022
I Don’t Love Coffee – But this Jitter-Free Instant Latte Is Just as Good (And It’s on Sale!)
Shopping
Just add a little water, and voila!
Sep 5, 2022
6 Things I’ve Learned from Many Summers of Cooking in Vacation Rental Kitchens
Vacation
Renting an Airbnb this summer? Read this and pack accordingly.
Jul 31, 2022
The 7 Best Groceries to Get at Wawa If You’re on the Road This SummerGroceries
Their soft pretzels never disappoint.
Jul 13, 2022
How to Resolve the Most Common Airbnb Issues
Tips from The Kitchn
Including when to get the people at Airbnb involved.
Jul 2, 2022
13 Things You Should Do Before Leaving for Any Road Trip
Tips from The Kitchn
Don't forget the snacks!
Jun 30, 2022
5 Things Your Airbnb Hosts Wish You Wouldn’t Do (and 2 They Wish You Would!)
Kitchn's Week Off
Because it’s never anyone's goal to upset their Airbnb host!
Jun 30, 2022
8 Treehouses You Can Rent for Your Next Weekend Adventure
Tips from The Kitchn
Spectacular views! Fresh air! A good night’s sleep! Sign us up!
Jun 29, 2022
I’m an Anxious Traveler — This Is How I Make a Foolproof Packing List for Every Trip I Take
Tips from The Kitchn
Embrace your wanderlust. Mitigate fears.
Jun 28, 2022
What Is the Best Recipe You Discovered While Traveling?People
Travel is such a wonderful way to break out of a cooking rut and be inspired by new foods. We’ve all brought edible souvenirs and kitchen treats back from travel expeditions, but what about recipes? Have you ever learned a new recipe while traveling near or far? Have you attempted something new at home that you wouldn’t have otherwise?
May 12, 2022
Sense of Place: The Flavors and Ingredients of LouisianaPeople
Like Florida and Alaska, we felt that the Cajun and Creole cuisines of Louisiana deserved a mention all their own. Here you see a blending of Native American, French, Spanish, and African influences that results in a regional flavor that is as unique as it is mouth-watering.Cajun and Creole are actually two very distinct cuisines. Simply put, Cajun is country food while Creole is the food of the urban centers.
May 12, 2022
7 Things You Should Never Do at the Airport Before a Flight
Tips from The Kitchn
Expert cabin crew members and travel bloggers weigh in!
May 12, 2022
Sense of Place: The Ingredients and Flavors of CaliforniaPeople
Ah, California! How do you come up with a list of “typical” foods from a place that can grow just about anything? With all it’s micro-climates and mild weather, California is truly a foodie heaven. Take a look!Given the huge range of fruits, vegetables, seafood, and other edibles that this region can support, we’ve tried to include those ingredients that most typify the regional cooking.
May 12, 2022
Secrets From My Tuscan Kitchen by Judy Witts FranciniPeople
Earlier this summer, I spent a day in Florence with Judy Witts Francini, an American who moved to Italy in 1984, married an Italian, and stayed put. She leads tours, teaches hands-on cooking classes, blogs and is the author of a charming book called Secrets From My Tuscan Kitchen. Judy took us all around Florence, tucking into wine shops for sips, and going deep into the aisles of the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale. It was my birthday, and she left me with a copy of her book.
May 12, 2022
Soup Dumplings & Peking Duck: Snapshots From ChinaPeople
I spent the last two weeks of December in China, visiting my mother and stepfather, who have been living in Shanghai for the last year. Though I saw just a small segment of the country, I was blown away by the quality and variety of ingredients in the markets, and the great food to be found on almost every corner.We hear a lot about China’s fake honey and genetically-modified milk, but here are a few snapshots of what it is really like to eat in China for a couple weeks.
May 12, 2022
How to Lunch, Parisian-StylePeople
The attitude in France about food is so different from the way we approach the subject in the U.S. that the biggest culture shock when traveling there for many Americans isn’t the language or time zone, it’s the eating.I hesitate to say you have to go there to see, smell and taste it in order to understand it because I know not everyone can just hop on a plane and go for a meal in Paris. But those blessed enough to travel or live there know.
May 12, 2022
London’s Portobello Market Kitchen FindsPeople
The outdoor stalls of London’s Portobello Road market have a wealth of tea-related paraphernalia, from toast caddies to tea cups in a riot of English patterns. But if you wind your way into the indoor antique shops along the road, you can also find a number of vintage kitchen items like this funny little “Household Wants Indicator” (remind you of something?) or recipe-printed blanc-mange molds from the 19th century.
May 11, 2022
Eat Like Royalty on the Road With Mason Jar MealsSkills
When it comes to road trips, canning jars are your new best friend. Pack them with things like pasta salad, a leafy green salad, or even diy fruit on the bottom yogurt or homemade meatloaf! They’ll keep these foods sealed in tightly and won’t drip all over your back seat if a bump knocks them over. Stash them in your cooler for midtrip meals that are way better than fast food.
May 11, 2022
Going on Vacation? Clear Your Fridge of These Things FirstKitchen
In the days leading up to vacation, it’s safe to say that mealtimes in my house can get very interesting. I shy away from grocery shopping as much as possible, picking up only the bare essentials. Instead, I focus on eating down the fridge to limit spoilage and waste. Any guesses on the foods I tackle first? Before diving in, take a quick survey of the fridge to get an idea of everything you’re working with.
May 5, 2022
Welcome to Kitchn Travel! A Letter from the EditorPeople
Friends, we’re hitting the road! This week marks the start of a long-planned and anticipated new wave of content for Kitchn: travel. Travel? You might wonder about this. We’re a publication that above all else is devoted to helping you cook at home — joyfully, with confidence and empowerment. What does travel have to do with this? Well, everything.
May 4, 2022
7 Things You Should Always Look for in an Airbnb Before You Book It
Tips from The Kitchn
These experts had some great points!
Mar 31, 2022
11 Kitchen Essentials You Should Pack Before Heading on That Camping Trip
Shopping
From fire safety supplies to a flat-pack sink, here's what you need to cook like a pro.
Jul 14, 2021
This Ingenious $11 Amazon Find Will Make Your Next Road Trip So Much Better
Shopping
Because nobody wants to spend the next pit stop rubbing ketchup out of the carpet.
Jul 7, 2021
OXO Just Launched a New Line of Storage Solutions That Are Perfect for People on the Go
Shopping
Keep your food fresh — and all of your other belongings clean!
Jun 23, 2021
10 Essentials to Pack for the Perfect Summer Picnic
Shopping
'Tis the season for open-air meetups.
Jun 23, 2021
The 12 Best Snacks to Bring to the Beach This Summer — Especially If You Have KidsGroceries
According to a registered dietitian!
Jun 23, 2021
This Luxe Candle Collaboration Inspires Daydreams of Italy, Palm Beach, and the Caribbean
Shopping
Gray Malin and NEST New York have teamed up to make your travel dreams come true.
Jun 18, 2021
One of Our Favorite Backpack Brands Just Launched Super-Stylish Cooler Bags for Summer
Shopping
They come in the cutest colors!
Jun 14, 2021
10 of the Best Airbnb Kitchens That’ll Make You Want to Plan a Road Trip This Summer
Travel Bites
Including a cool Airstream, a rustic farmhouse, a modern space with a rooftop deck, and more!
Jun 12, 2021
The 10 Best Beach Snacks at Trader Joe’s, According to One of Our Favorite Instagram FollowsGroceries
While you're packing up your towels, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and SPF, make sure to also bring some some snacks from Trader Joe’s. Here are our top 10 picks.
Jun 10, 2021
5 Things Airbnb Guests Should Always Do (and 3 They Can Skip)Kitchen
Because it's likely been a while since most of you did some traveling.
Jun 7, 2021
5 Things Airbnb Guests Should Always Do (and 3 They Can Skip)Kitchen
Because it's likely been a while since most of you did some traveling.
Jun 7, 2021
The Surprising $7 Gadget That Makes Any Hotel (or Airbnb) Stay Better
Shopping
Finally planning your next trip? Read this first!
May 31, 2021
The Surprising Snack That’s Seriously Perfect for Road Trips and TravelingGroceries
It's probably been a while since you traveled. Allow us to help you pack!
May 30, 2021
The Best Gift to Give Yourself Before Vacation
Tips from The Kitchn
Because most of us are out of practice with this whole "vacation" thing, I'm sharing my single best strategy to ease the transition back to real life.
May 28, 2021
This Ingenious Travel Cup That Holds Both Sips and Snacks Is a Must-Have for Spring — and It’s on Sale
Shopping
And it has over 6,000 5-star Amazon ratings.
Mar 31, 2021
My Travel Snack: AvocadosPeople
When I’m traveling, it seems the easiest snacks to come by are sweet ones. What with baked-on-board cookies, go-to trail mix, and sweet fruits galore, it’s easy to start feeling a little dizzy with all of that sugar and so little substance. I’ve found that the snack I want to keep at hand when I’m traveling is easy, filling, and savory. It’s an avocado!
Mar 19, 2021
The Best Bagels I’ve Ever Had Are in MainePeople
Growing up outside New York, I was sure I was eating the best bagels in the world. Then I visited a small bakery in South Portland, Maine.
Mar 8, 2021
Memorize This Recipe for the Perfect Aperol SpritzRecipes
Cheers to summer — and pretending our front stoop is an Italian piazza.
Aug 9, 2020
Recipe: Herring ButterRecipes
Seattle chef Renee Erickson is known for drop-dead gorgeous restaurants and carefully sourced produce, meats, and seafood. Between the oysters at The Walrus and the Carpenter, her sardine toast at The Whale Wins, and the beef from her own farm at Bateau, she’s also making her mark in the sustainability department, focusing on highlighting foods that aren’t seen as often (think: tiny fish and less traditional cuts of beef).
Feb 3, 2020
True Greek Recipe: Paximadi Bread Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and CapersRecipes
When I embarked on my trip to Greece last week, I knew I’d be documenting the heck out of it, and when I landed in Athens, the first thing I did was order a Greek salad, take notes, and snap it with my iPhone. It was beautiful: ripe red tomatoes from Crete, substantial chunks of feta cheese, perfectly sweet raw purple onions, and lots of fragrant olive oil and dried oregano. Seemed familiar, and yet I relished in the experience of consuming these simple ingredients on foreign soil.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Egyptian Tomato SoupRecipes
If you know me just barely, you know that I’m summer’s biggest fan, and after 20 winters in the Northeast, I still moan and groan over winter’s double-whammy: no fresh vegetables in season and freezing temperatures. So today, in frigid Brooklyn, I give you a piece about a hot tomato soup a friend brought back from a recent trip to Egypt.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Salmon RillettesRecipes
If you don’t know what salmon rillettes are, you’re missing out. Creamy but light, flavorful without being overpowering, think of it as salmon’s answer to paté. It’s a spread that’s sure to impress, and it’s deceptively simple to make. This version comes from Talbott & Arding, an upscale larder in Hudson, New York.
Feb 3, 2020