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
3 Recipe Cards
(4 servings each)
3 popular dishes from each country with easy-to-follow instructions for chefs of all ages
Essential spice/sauce/grain mixes
unique seasonings that will transform your basic fresh ingredients into a culinary experience
(for fresh ingredients)
have fun at grocery stores or farm stands with the list and find your preferred fresh ingredients that meet your dietary preferences or restrictions
Country Explorer Brochures
exploration guide that teaches your budding chef about the culture, history, and food traditions of the country
Educational Activity Sheets
word puzzles, math problems, and thematic quizzes await in this fun, interactive activity sheet
Fun Cooking Tools
start your collection of fun cooking tool that will come in handy for all of your culinary explorations
track your culinary journey with our eat2explore passport and country sticker; and start your collection of country flag pins
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My daughter loves the experience of cooking something besides normal everyday stuff. We loved the meals from Sweden. Morocco not so much.
The best ever!!!
It’s amazing! I love connecting with my kids with international cuisine. So fun!
Both of the 2 meal kits we've recieved so far have been delcious! This is a fantstic gift for families!
Wonderful family time
We love the challenge of cooking and tasting these meals together as a family. We enjoy learning about each new country and immersing ourselves in the topic for several weeks of each month. We highly recommend for those interested in global culinary adventure! It would be even better to include a book list (fiction and nonfiction from local authors) or documentary list to accompany each month’s box for additional learning opportunities.
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The monthly boxes are wonderful! My grandkids love learning about other cultures through food..and learning that though we are different..food is one thing we all have in common..no matter where we are from!! KUDOS !! KEEP UP THE AWESOMENESS!! Even I love them! Would keep getting them to make the recipes myself! Love you guys!!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What explore box packages do you offer?
There are 3 ways to participate: (1) explore a country (1 or 3 countries), (2) explore a continent (4 countries), or (3) explore the world (12 countries). With every package, you will receive a new country box each month. With one country box, you can try us without any obligations. The longer your package, 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.