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Kitchen Series, Part 3

Kitchen Series, Part 3

Courtesy of the New York Public Library

Courtesy of the New York Public Library

Today we share the last part in our kitchen series.

In an earlier post I talked about stocking my small apartment kitchen in Guatemala City. I finished buying pots and pans and next it was off to buy seasonings, spices, and other stove top cooking and baking essentials. I loaded my cart with sea salt, black pepper, paprika, coriander, marjoram, vanilla extract, almond extract, sugar, and cinnamon. I also snapped up whole wheat flour and bran. ground flax seed. I use ground flax see now but I believe I found packaged oat bran there. I definitely received some puzzled looks as a tall African American male shopping for my kitchen in a space working class when occupied. Female employees seemed puzzled when I asked where I could find herbs and spices. And the women at the checkout lines and behind the registrars just about fell out when I pulled up with a cart full with enough stuff to start a kitchen show!

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Kitchen Series, Part 2

Kitchen Series, Part 2