A Kitchen Box is a monthly subscription box that’s thoughtfully curated for food lovers, home cooks, and anyone who could use a bit of kitchen inspiration. Each box comes with everything you need to create a memorable cooking experience: Select ingredients, recipes, a helpful tool, kitchen jams (as in music, not fruit spreads… though you could likely find those in there at some point too), and even an art print. Neat!
A Kitchen Box curates every monthly box with a different theme in mind. Their goal is to introduce you to new artisans, products, recipes, pairings, and more. Subscriptions are $30/month and one-time boxes are also available.
The theme for this month’s box is “Farm to Table” and they’ve partnered with Andrea Bemis of Dishing up the Dirt to create a seasonal menu that utilizes artisan ingredients.
Let’s see what’s in the box!
The box itself had a very clean, professional look. (Definitely gift-worthy.)
First look. The card on top included a list of everything you’ll find tucked inside the box.
The back of the card explained more about who Andrea Bemis is, as well as the reasoning behind the recipes and ingredients that were included.
The recipes (All by Andrea Bemis): Butternut Squash and Sage Soup, Roasted Fennel & Beet Wheat Berry Salad, and Roasted Beet & Farro Salad with Creamy Avocado-Parsley Sauce. I like how all of the recipes were either vegan or easily veganized, however I’m not a fan of beets, so that kinda knocks out two of ’em. The soup sounds good though!
The music: Samsel & The Skirt – “Marilyn” and The Last Bison – “Every Time”. Okay, I’ll start by saying I’m super picky about music. Super. So the first song (by Samsel & the Skirt) I was SO not a fan of. It reminded me of the bands that play on “The Bachelor” when they’re on a one-on-one date and a band shows up out of nowhere to play for them and somehow it’s both of their OMG favorite band. So yeah, didn’t like it. The second band wasn’t nearly as bad, but still not my thing. Too many high notes. I told you… I’m hella picky.
Flour Sack Towel – A Kitchen Box includes a brand new towel in each of their boxes so you can toss out your grungy old ones. It also doubles as ridiculously eco-friendly packing material. Can’t argue with that. It definitely helped keep everything else in place. You go, towel!
Bluebird Grain Farms Organic Whole Grain Emmer Farro – I’ve never had farro, but I’m curious to give it a try. It’s an ancient grain that’s high in protein, low in gluten, and said to have a chewy, satisfying texture. It can be added to soups, stews, salads, or just eaten as a side dish with roasted veggies. Sounds good to me.
Bee Local Portland Farmland Artisan Neighborhood Honey – This is described as “unique, micro-batch honey”. (Apparently it has “complex flavor profiles” that “reflects the forage available in different neighborhoods and regions”. Pretty fancy.) The honey is produced by non-commercial beekeepers using sustainable practices. I will most definitely be enjoying this in my tea in the very near future.
Tovolo 3.5″ Paring Knife – Despite the crummy photo, this is a really pretty knife. It has a bright red coated stainless steel blade with a comfortable grip handle. It also has a plastic blade cover (as seen in said crummy photo). This knife is ideal for peeling and dicing fruits & veggies.
“We got the Beet” Postcard/Art Print – An original photo by Andrea Bemis. Very appropriate given the beet-laden recipes. (I wish I liked you, beets!)
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from A Kitchen Box, but I enjoyed it. I like how they offer a whole kitchen “experience”, rather than just a box of random food items. You can tell that they put a lot of thought into the curation, which is always good to see.
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.