When kitchen gadgets spill the beans

Writer Samantha Wyndmus runs a table d’hôtes in Olliergues, Puy-de-Dôme, and says that even our kitchens have a national identity

My neighbour can tell the nationality of a household by their cooking appliances.

It wasn’t my appalling French accent or GB sticker on our car in the driveway that gave away our Britishness. It was the kitchen, with its kettle, toaster and my slow cooker.

According to my neighbour, electric kettles are not part of ...

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