Local game, jewel-like wild berries, and hand-mixed spices – there’s nothing more exciting to me than wandering a farmers market in a foreign country. There were many edible treasures on my two week long vacation in Europe and luckily I had my trusty Nomiku and a handful of zip baggies so I could play with these unique finds!
There’s a first time for everything! I whipped up venison from Dalmatia, squid from the Adriatic Sea, and infusions from fresh-pressed olive oil. We even made breakfast sandwiches with eggs so fresh, the feathers were still stuck to the shell! (Recipes to come!)
Don’t get me wrong, I loved exploring the restaurant scene but there’s nothing like sitting down to a nice home-cooked meal after a long day of sightseeing. A week of pizza and charcuterie later, I found myself seriously craving Chinese food. We had to get creative with what we could find and made wontons with fatty boar and sous vide chili sesame oil with sesame seeds that we picked up at the market.
Overall, traveling with a Nomiku is simple – it’s light and it fits in a carry-on. I only had one awkward moment when the man at security gave me a mildly teasing, quizzical eyebrow when he spotted my wand-like sous vide device.
All you need to do is make sure you have a pot and some water when you arrive at your destination, and you can sous vide–anywhere in the world. Now there’s really no excuse to not eat well on vacation ;)
Traveling with your Nom:
If you have a 120V Original Nomiku, it is dual-voltage so you can travel the world with it! Just bring an adapter! Make sure it’s rated for at least 10 amps.
- No vacuum sealer, no worries! Bring zip bags of all sizes and use the water displacement method.
- Stay with a buddy or in an Airbnb - then you will have access to a kitchen and a stock pot. I stayed at this lovely beach house in Croatia and in Rome, we booked a charming apartment above the bustling Campo de Fiori.
- Explore the local farmers market, pick up something new, and get creative for dinner!
- Get crafty and make gifts by using your Nomiku and infuse local herbs and oils!
- Ditch the Fahrenheit while outside the US by just tapping the screen to switch over to Celsius!
- Need recipe inspiration or time and temp while abroad? Refer to more recipes in our blog or check out BagSoakEat.
Eat well and travel often,
Monica, Nomiku Creative Director