Midday Nosh: The Travel Deluxe


As a  savvy foodie,  I like to travel in style but sometimes having the proper cookery and cutlery is  not always easily  transported.  After  spending a large portion of the morning at the farmer's market  (buying new  inventory of fresh herbs and spices), a light and tasty lunch was next on the agenda.  

When it comes to wanting a gourmet lunch  on a humid  summer day or having an intimate picnic in the park,  it's often a challenge to keep it simple. The last thing that you want is to have  shoddy  kitchen tools. There's nothing like having  an excellent cheese platter  or bottle of wine  ready to enjoy whilst lacking  the  corkscrew and proper cutlery.

We packed homemade French baguette sandwiches, cucumber-basil  flatbread for  smoked salmon  pizzas,  honey-dipped baby carrots, and  peaches with blue cheese, amongst other succulent  edibles.  

In collaboration with  WÜSTHOF, the abundantly renowned producer of premier knives, it was a pleasure to  review a few essential pieces from their collection, the  CLASSIC 7-Piece Traveler Set. 

Firstly, when you see any  WÜSTHOF  design  there's an unequivocal precision and aesthetic at a glance — the weight, blade quality, and well-made triple-riveted handle comfort — sets them apart from other knife brands. But, their  commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness is all the more reason to understand why they have been at the top of their industry and in the business for over 200 years.  

To put it mildly, saying, "A knife is just a knife," is like saying that a shoe is like every other  shoe, and we all know that  soles have  dimensions and various calibres of greatness.  Putting this set to the test in the kitchen myself made a  lingering  impression  as it didn’t  take much to cut crisp veggies and fruits beautifully, even as a lefty.  

These German-made knives  are credibly  the best blades in the kitchen business.  The traveller set made  it  effortless to carry  some of the  most important and most-used cutlery pieces, which in fact was  suiting for a packable blanket-style lunch.  However, this set would  also be great  for an outback foodie enthusiast or travelling epicure. From the campfire  to the kitchen, all occasions are  welcomed. 

Bonus:  The  knives are  forged with exactness  from one  blank of high carbon stain-free steel. This  particular  set includes a  6" cook's knife,  5" serrated utility knife, 3 ½ " paring knife, waiter’s corkscrew,  kitchen shears,  travel-friendly  knife  sharpener, and zipper-closure  travelling case. All of the essentials needed to slice, dice, and  open your favourite foods. 

What do you think about our lunch? Have you used Wüsthof knives?

The goods: CLASSIC 7-Piece Traveler Set #8857-Provided by Wüsthof (Buy it here), Eco-printed paper napkins-c/o Gudrun Sjoden, Wicker and leather basket-Vintage (Buy similar), Plastic stemware-(Buy similar), Silver tray-Vintage. Travel mat-Interior Warehouse, Mini cutting board. Affiliate links enclosed. *All opinions expressed are my own. Vegan baguette w/cashew cheese: we used cucumber, butter/romaine lettuce, broccoli sprouts, truffle oil, cashew cheese, and avocado (similar recipe).  

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  1. Fab review!
    I need new knives!


  2. Ourstanding post is very important to have the proper cuttery for any homecook or chef.

  3. Nice post :)


  4. Anonymous20 August

    It's the first time that I hear of this brand. Good to know that they make knives for travellers.