Vote in the Away from Home Cooking Contest!

Cooking while traveling: kind of an impossibility, right? Nope! That’s because at Extended Stay America hotels, every room has a kitchen. Not a mini kitchen, a real “kitchen kitchen” (equipped with pots, pans, bowls, utensils, a cutting-board, knives and an Away From Home Cooking cookbook — among other essentials.) That’s why I shared this video recipe, about three minimalist but delicious ways with polenta, here. Don’t miss it!

I really, really love the idea of not relying on fast food and packaged snacks even when I’m away from the kitchen. To encourage more travelers to find a way to cook, I wanted to make sure you knew about the Away From Home Cooking Recipe Contest that ESA is running. Inspired by the recipes guests were whipping-up in their hotel rooms, Extended Stay America created the national contest, where everyday cooks submit travel-friendly recipes for a chance to be featured in the cookbook, available in Extended Stay America’s more than 69,000 hotel room kitchens.

Vote for your favorite recipes now at and share with your friends using #cookwithESA.

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