An International Student of Literature in England.
This short post is a bit unusual for my blog but I thought that making a kitchen checklist could be useful! I know that before I moved to UEA, my parents and I didn’t really talk about the kitchen stuff I should buy and since I’d never cooked before, there were lots of things I didn’t think about. I’m not sure what I would have done without my father’s Swiss Knife during the first couple of days!
I also decided to get second-hand kitchenware at UEA’s Pots and Pans Sale because that was the easiest option for me, coming from France, and also the cheapest one! If you don’t want to invest in good stuff, I really recommend this option — especially if you’re only staying in England for a year or a semester. However, if you have a bit spending money, having a non-stick frying pan will change your life.
I really don’t recommend bringing kitchenware with you, especially stuff like plates, because it might just break and you can just buy everything at UEA. The first night or first day you can order food or go eat on campus, either in the Union bar, Campus Kitchen, at Ziggy’s or get sandwiches in the campus shop!