Originally Posted by sailingdog
A refrigerator and good galley will be a necessity, unless you are independently wealthy and can afford to eat out all the time.
Necessity is a strong word, i lived for a year without a fridge. Dry beans, rice, quinoa, noodles, flour, veg oil, eggs for some time, cheese for some time, fresh veg and meat on the day its bought. It's doable, it gets old but a fridge isn't necessary.