Includes Three Delicious Recipes
Köttbullar (Swedish meatballs)
Sweden’s most famous dish must be Köttbullar / Swedish meatballs! Its popularity increased when the Swedish company, Ikea, started introducing it to the world at their stores. However, these meatballs did not originate in Sweden - the dish was based on a recipe that King Charles XII of Sweden brought back from Turkey in the early 18th century!
Renskavspanna (“Reindeer” Straganoff)
Renskavspanna has its root in the Sámi culture (one of the oldest indigenous people in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia) where thin slices of frozen reindeer meat are fried in a pan with wild mushrooms. Traditionally renskav was a winter dish cooked over an open fire and made from frozen reindeer meat that had been buried in the snow. In our recipe, instead of reindeer we use semi-frozen beef ribeye steak that is thinly sliced/shaved and cook it in a mushroom sauce without compromising the taste!
Ärtsoppa with Pannkakor (pea soup with Swedish pancakes)
Thursday in Sweden is Ärtsoppa & Pannkakor day (pea soup with pancakes)! This classic has been a Thursday staple for Swedes for as long as it can remembered. There are many stories as to why Ärtsoppa & Pannkakor are always served on Thursdays. One is that Catholics in the middle ages made this dish on a Thursday to eat a filling meal before the Friday fast. Traditionally this Swedish pea soup is cooked in salted ham hock / pork knuckle but in our version, we made it vegan without any meat products. It is still as good especially when you are rewarded after with Pannkakkor, served with whipped cream and preserves!
Each Explorer Box Includes
(4 servings each)
3 popular dishes from each country with easy-to-follow instructions for chefs ages 5 and up
Sourced Non-Perishable Ingredients
unique seasonings that will transform fresh ingredients into a cultural culinary experience
explorer guide designed by educational experts that teaches your budding chef about culture, history, and food traditions of your chosen destination
Educational Activity Sheets
make learning fun with interactive word puzzles, math problems, and thematic quizzes
Fun Cooking Tools
start your collection of fun cooking tools for your budding chef that will come in handy for all of your culinary explorations
remember the destinations you’ve visited on your culinary adventures with our eat2explore passport with country stickers and country flag pins from around the world
take control over your meals by choosing fresh, local ingredients that satisfy your family’s dietary preferences and/or restrictions
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Not authentic food
The meals don’t seem very authentic. I am super familiar with Mexican food, and the Mexican food box is more like Mexican with an American twist. So it makes me wonder how authentic the other countries are. If I’m going to pay as much as I do, I want it to be authentic. For what I get in seasonings, food and tools, it seems way over priced. I do like that it exposes my kids to other foods and they are more likely to try it, especially when they help me make it.
Travel Tuesday is now a must in our house
I have loved our eat2explore boxes. I have a 4 year old that LOVES helping me in the kitchen. We homeschool and this has become our Tuesday class. We do some crafts that go along with the meal. For a Greece box we made little toga people for each of us out of toilet paper rolls and made Caesar crowns to wear while we ate dinner out of paper plates and green leaves we cut out. I love that I can do any age with these boxes and can reuse the recipes and add in more about the countries again as he and his little sister grow up.
Great gift for your family and friends!
It is so much more than a cooking lesson. It has pictures and information about the country, culture, language, food, people and animals native to the country. In every box you receive a cooking utensil as a gift and a pin with the flag of the country. It has a passport and stickers. The recipes are very easy with simple instructions. Each step is pictured in vivid color. Spices are included too. You literally travel the globe and enjoy each country's history, culture and food - all in one box! I've had a monthly subscription for two years. My daughter and I put markers on the globe for each country, as we talk about the information provided in the kit. Sometimes, we even dress up in apparel to match. She loves it!
Overall was good. The adults enjoyed the food. The kids have a bit of a challenge to learn about new foods. We are only on second meal of first box. It was easy and understandable!
Great family time
If you have a little one who likes to cook this is a great way to introduce them to different foods from around the world. We get to spend time together making the dish and learning about the country that the dish is from. We look forward to each box each month.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What explore box packages do you offer?
Subscribe to our Featured Country or pick and choose from our selection of individual boxes and bundles. With every Featured Country subscription package, you will receive a new country box each month. With our individual country boxes or continent bundles, you can try us without any obligations. The longer your subscription package or the more individual boxes you order, the greater the discount!
What items are in each explore box?
Every month you will receive a new explore box complete with: 3 easy-to-follow recipes, our pre-measured spice/sauce mixes for each recipe, shopping list, explore country brochure, activity sheet, country sticker, flag pin and a fun collectible.
What is the recommended age for eat2explore explore box?
The recommended age for our explore box is 5 years old or older.
Do you accommodate food allergies?
Our ingredients are handled in facilities that process milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, gluten, and sulfites. We recommend you use your best judgment when considering dietary restrictions, but you can easily modify recipes by omitting ingredients you’d like to avoid.
To help you make as informed a decision as possible, all of our sauces or spice mixes include a breakdown of ingredients and any of the eight major allergens as recognized by the FDA are clearly identified.
What countries are currently available?
The countries change periodically. Some of the countries included are: France, Spain, Italy, Greece, USA, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Singapore, Israel, Morocco, Lebanon, Ethiopia and Brazil.