When you’re traveling, whether it’s international or to a distant family member’s home over the holidays, you never know what you’re going to find food-wise. Sometimes it will be great but other times… let’s just say that the food might be less than perfect, with problems like to little seasoning, too much seasoning or really strange seasoning. A few spices of your own can go a long way in making any eating experience a good one and the Foodie Survival Kit is designed to help. The kit comes with 17 organic herbs and spices, as well as small packets of hot sauce and soy sauce. The spices include dill, mustard, clove, garlic, nutmeg, paprika, wasabi, basil, onion, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, curry, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper. All are packed in individual tins inside of the 4″ x 6″ carrying case – that’s small enough to fit into a purse or glove compartment!
Now, I don’t really recommend offending Aunt Ida by breaking this out at the dinner table, but if you happen to have a pinch of salt and garlic within easy (and subtle) reach, I say go for it. Another time this will come in handy is if you’re cooking at a friend’s home where they don’t stock the same spices that you do, and you’re trying to season a favorite dish. When you run out of the spices that come with the kit, replace them with your own favorites, or more of the original spices.
I can honestly say that salt, pepper, soy sauce and hot sauce would be my must-haves in the kit. I would add some ketchup, too, if it would fit in the box. What would you put in yours?