Includes Six Delicious Recipes
Sekerpare (Semolina cookie)
Şekerpare ('shek-EYR par-EH'), which means "a piece of sweetness", is one of the most popular Turkish sweets after baklava. The word seker means sugar, while pare means bits or pieces. These sweet, sticky and tender cookies are made from semolina flour and powdered sugar, baked until golden brown and left to steep in sweet, lemony syrup. Enjoy Sekepare with hot tea or coffee, or as dessert!
Chokladbollar (Chocolate Oatmeal Balls)
It is said that these Swedish chocolate oatmeal balls, known as chokladbollar, are the first thing a Swedish child learns to make! They're easy to prepare with no baking required! Mixing the "dough" into a ball and rolling it in Coco Flakes makes it a fun activity. It is a typical fika treat – that is, a perfect treat to share with a cup of coffee! Note – “fika” refers to the Swedish concept of coffee breaks!
Natilla Colombiana (Christmas custard)
Natilla is a rich, custard-like dessert that is traditionally served during Colombian Christmas gatherings. The key ingredient in traditional Colombian Natilla recipe is panela – it gives this dessert a beautiful caramel color and sweet molasses flavor. Panela is unrefined cane sugar produced and consumed throughout South America. In our recipe, we use brown sugar in replacement of panela.
East African Pilau with Kachumbari
Pilau can be found in most parts of Eastern Africa, including Kenya and Tanzania. It is a one-pot rice meal cooked with spices and meat, and it is a popular dish for special occasions like public holidays, weddings and parties. Unlike its Indian counterpart of Biryani Rice, Pilau is less spicy, but still full of flavor!
Nyama / Githeri with Ugali and Sukuma Wiki
Nyama means “meat” while ugali means “mush” in Swahili. Ugali is the most common Kenyan staple and is served with everyday meals alongside vegetables and meat stew. It is made from white cornmeal that is cooked with boiling water until it reaches a dense texture. A classic Kenyan beef stew / vegetarian stew accompanied with ugali and Sukuma wiki is the ultimate comfort food in Kenyan households!
Kuku Paka with Rice
This is a popular Kenyan coastal dish that is a great representation of the country’s many cultural influences – from local African to European and Indian. Kuku is Swahili for “chicken” while Paka is Bengali for “delicious” – in short “delicious chicken!” It requires grilling of marinated meat before braising it in a spiced coconut sauce.
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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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?
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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.
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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.