Hotel Cooking 101: My Essentials

Yes, I travel cooking supplies on the road. If you’ve read my Hotel Cooking 101, you can tell I love to make breakfast in my room. But I’ve made other meals as well and these are my standards:

Salt and Pepper

For seasoning everything, particularly for eggs in the morning


Clarified Butter or Ghee

My nutritionist turned me on to this. It’s essentially butter that doesn’t need to be refrigerated so it’s perfect for travel. I’ll use it as a sort of cooking spray/oil as well as for traditional butter such as for a baked sweet potato.


George Foreman Grill

I have a trunk that travels in the show’s truck so that makes this possible. I love the George Foreman to grill up chicken breasts or burgers.


Cuisinart Oven Central

I wish I could say I came up with this idea but it actually came from my boss who travels this appliance as well. It is a brilliant item that allows you to “bake, roast, steam, saute, skewer, griddle, toast and melt” (thanks, Amazon!) I’m not sure that that’s true BUT I have made eggs, scallops, vegetables, spaghetti sauce, and many other recipes using this appliance. It comes with a baking pan, 4 slot cupcake pan and steaming rack which all fits inside. It’s pretty compact, but again, best if you have a lot of space for it.



I travel a few plastic containers which works great for leftovers and I can also store items inside during travel.


Travel Silverware set

I have an awesome spoon, fork and knife combo that I use in hotel rooms and is also great to take along for hikes or picnics.


Check out my other hotel cooking posts here. 


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