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Cooking challenge - limited equipment, tiny kitchen and a foreign country

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Cooking challenge - limited equipment, tiny kitchen and a foreign country

Lost Traveller | Aug 3, 2010 09:18 AM

So, this summer husband and I find ourselves living in a tiny studio flat in Berlin thanks to his work. All is great but for one problem - the kitchen is tiny (as is the fridge), and the only equipment we have is a hob, a single saucepan and a single frying pan and some dishes. There is no oven, no microwave, no blender.

Whilst husband is happy to eat out every day or to eat bread and German salami, I prefer to cook most days and go out on weekends. There is only so much restaurant food once can have.

For once, I have tons of time to cook and lots of great ingredients to hand (there is a market down the road as well as lots of Turkish and Lebanese shops with lots of great stuff).

But what to make with such a minimalist kitchen? it is almost like camping! I haven't ventured out yet to purchase more pans and pots (and we are here only for 5 weeks anyhow).

Have gone through my whole repertoire of salads, coucous and omelette recipes (and we've only been here a week!)

So, now would love to hear everyone's suggestions. Special salads? Non-blendable soups?
Thanks to everyone!

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