Congratulations—you’ve rented a cottage. You’ve scrutinized every online picture and done a fly-by on Google Earth. You’ve emailed your damage deposit to a stranger. You can almost taste that first G&T.
Our parents started renting cottages in the mid-’80s. Eventually, we moved on to renting on our own—multiple cottages for more than 10 years. As people who love to cook on vacation, we’ve noticed a few things about cottage kitchens. Rental kitchens come equipped with vintage gadgets—remember those hard-boiled egg slicers?—and hand-cranked tools of uncertain application. What’s missing are the items that make your meals, and all the preparation, much more satisfying.