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As we drive from Sydney to London we have had a lot of questions about our cooking set-up.
It seems you want to know ‘What are you cooking?’ and ‘How are you cooking it?’
At first this question seemed a bit odd (err, we are eating FOOD…) but as the trip has progressed it has become blazingly obvious just how important a good feed and kitchen set-up is when on the road.
FOOD ON THE ROAD
Here’s a pervy break down of our typical meals on the road.
Breakfast > > Is kept simple – so we can focus on the day ahead. Muesli, banana with yoghurt or Weet-Bix with chilled milk. Just like at home we occasionaly have a moorish cooked breakfast. Think: eggs, bacon, rocket, turkish bread. And often a steaming hot cup of ground plunger coffee for G and a herbal tea for K.
Lunch > > Is a wrap, puffed corn bread topped with yummo stuff or a straight up salad. We like to keep a couple of packets of smoked salmon in the fridge and a few tins of tuna in the cupboard at any one time. Coupled with rocket, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, alfalfa, too much aioli and goats cheese… and we are extremely happy.
We got this wrong at first, too easily wooed by a cafe lunch when near a town. We have learnt that whipping up our own lunch is far more satisfying and tastier! Plus saves us a lot of coin.
Dinner > > We cook anything that a two burner cooker and a SNOW PEAK Fire Pit can take on. Pastas. Warm lamb or chicken salads. Fried rice. Snags. Chori pans (chorizo + crusty bread + rocket). Hamburgers. Meat and a few vege (peas or carrots or beans). Big hot curries.
DRIFTA SNOW PEAK COOKING GEAR
How are we cooking and preparing all this? With our Drifta Snow Peak cooking gear.
It is some seriously great gear. Top quality and compact.
All the cooking gear, along with our pantry of food, fits inside our DRIFTA slide out kitchen. So when it’s time for food, sheeeerwing out slides the drawer!
Here’s a run down of all the DRIFTA SNOW PEAK gear we are using:
OUR MEDIUM SNOW PEAK COOK SET
This cook set is just like a Russian doll – it pulls apart into 2 saucepans, a strainer, 2 lids, oven mitt, handle and a fry pan. It takes up minimum space and is an absolute pocket rocket. We have been so impressed with the quality and after daily use over the past 3 months it is going strong.
OUR SNOW PEAK MUGS + COFFEE PLUNGER
These are The Only cups we travel with. Let me repeat that, these are THE ONLY cups we travel with! Titanium. Double skinned. Collapsable handles make them sit snug in our kitchen draw.
The fact they are made from titanium means a few things: They are crazy lightweight. They are pretty much indestructible (well, we think they are!). They don’t leave a metal taste in your drinks that a tin cup would. We use them for tea, coffee, booze, water… everything we drink.
When it comes to coffee, Gareth is the drinker in our team. “It’s so light. Well constructed. It’s doesn’t feel anything like the cheap ones. It’s strong and the filter is clearly made to last” he says. Plus, “It creates a solid cup of plunger coffee, without any crappy metal taste, because it’s made from titanium”.
OUR SNOW PEAK CHOPPING BOARD
This chopping board folds in half to conceal a knife. It unfolds, flips over to form a board, lets you do your thing, and then packs away neatly. Which, we should mention fits perfectly to the length of our Drifta drawer. Luck? Nah, it’s meant to be.
ETHOS: LIKE A GREAT WRIST WATCH
Snow Peak is crafted in Japan and distributed in Australia by DRIFTA. The Japanese are notorious for creating smart, high quality gear. And boy does it ring true for this brand.
Here is a quote, I adore, that drives the ethos behind their products:
Today we strive to create products that inspire people to enjoy the outdoors, we seek harmony between people and nature, and we look to manufacturer with such high quality standards that you'll pass them on to the next generation like a great wrist watch.
VIDEO RUN THROUGH
We have put together a video to show you the SNOW PEAK gear that makes up the bulk of our kitchen. If you are interested keep your eyes on the website or subscribe to our YouTube channel here.
WANT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON SOME SNOW PEAK GEAR?
Want to get your hands on some Snow Peak gear? Get in line!
The way to get SNOW PEAK in Australia is through DRIFTA. They have let us know they recently recieved a mammoth delivery, so if you get in quick you might be able to get your hands on some sooner rather than later.
If you are interested head over to the DRIFTA website (www.drifta.com.au) and suss out the gear for yourselves. Let DRIFTA know we sent you, and If you put in an order let us know… because we will be SO excited for you!
Hopefully that’s answered some questions and stirred up a bit of inspiration for your own cooking on the road.
We would love to hear from you in the comments below.
Have you come across Snow Peak? What did you think?
What do you cook and eat when on the road?
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