Includes Three Delicious Recipes
Pierogi, also known as varenyky or pyrohy in Ukrainian, are a traditional dish in Ukrainian cuisine, and their history can be traced back to ancient times in Eastern Europe. Pierogi are a popular dish in many Eastern European countries, including Poland and Russia. A Polish legend has it, that when St Hyacinth of Poland visited Kyiv, Ukraine, he brought back with him varenyky/pyrohy hence the introduction of varenyky to Poland. The legend continues that he feed the masses with his new acquired food.
Meatballs are a popular dish in many countries and cultures around the world. There are meatballs from Italy, Sweden, China, Turkey, Greece, and Ukraine is no exception! Unlike round meatballs, Ukrainian meatballs typically has an oval shaped patties and are fried in a skillet until golden brown on both sides. They made with ground meat, onions, breadcrumbs, milk and seasonings.
Cabbage leaves stuffed with meat, rice, and vegetables are common in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The Ukrainian version, known as holubtsi, is made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of ground meat, rice, onions, and spices. The dish is typically baked in a tomato sauce until the cabbage leaves are tender and the filling is fully cooked. Holubtsi, in Ukrainian language means ‘little doves” – because the folded cabbage looks just like a little sleeping dove!
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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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.