I absolutely loved February’s Try the World “Venice” box, so I was really curious to see what would be in store for the March box. Would it be full of unforeseen vegan goodies again? Let’s have a look!
If you haven’t heard, Try the World is a subscription service that invites your taste buds to explore a new city every sixty days. Each box will include 7-10 locally made/grown gourmet goodies as well as cultural finds — such as music playlists and movie recommendations — produced in the city being featured. Subscriptions are $39 every 2 months, or less with longer commitments.
March’s box takes us to Marrakesh to sample a variety of Moroccan delights!
Let’s see what’s in the box!
First look: As always, the box itself and the overall presentation were top notch. I love how sturdy they are… so much so that I can’t help but save them. (You don’t even wanna know how many empty boxes I’ve got piled up, waiting for a purpose.)
The 2-sided info card listed all of the contents, as well as brief descriptions for each item.
The full-color culture guide booklet included a little background on the region, Moroccan recipes, traditions, movies featuring Morocco, and more.
Villa Jerada Kefta Rub – A traditional Moroccan spice blend that includes cumin, paprika, morita pepper, mint, coriander, cilantro and cinnamon. You can use this to make kefta (Moroccan meatballs), or for braising, grilling, and even as a flavoring for eggs.
Dip & Scoop Culinary Argan Oil – Am I the only one who thought argan oil was solely used for topical purposes (in hair products, face washes, etc.)? I had no idea it could serve as a culinary oil too. (Please tell me I’m not the only one!) Anywhooo… this is packed with antioxidants and can be drizzled over grilled vegetables or used as a flavorful bread dip.
Mediterranean Gourmet Moroccan Harissa – This condiment is totally new to me. It’s a blend of red chili peppers, garlic, olive oil, salt, and cumin. It’s really thick and looks like a chunky salsa. The information card recommends using it to liven up a grain dish like quinoa or couscous. You can also use it in stews, soups, or a flavorful condiment for whatever you choose.
Mustapha’s Mediterranean Preserved Lemon Confit – I’ve never seen a jar of preserved lemons, so I thought this was a neat addition to the box. (I just *may* have tipped the jar up and down to watch the lemons swim around in the brine for a bit. Hey, it’s the little things…) Mustapha’s Mediterranean uses Beldi lemons, which have been the preferred lemon of choice in Morocco for hundreds of years.
Mediterranean Gourmet Ras El Hanout Moroccan Spice Blend – A traditional Moroccan spice blend consisting of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, nutmeg, and more. It can be used as a meat rub, a flavoring for rice and couscous, or added to anything that calls for a little kick.
Sultan Moroccan Sardines – Morocco is the largest exporter of canned sardines in the world, so it makes sense to include some in this box. I’ve never had a sardine in my life… Needless to say, I’ll be passing these along to a sardine-friendly family member. 😉
While this month’s box wasn’t quite as exciting to me as February’s (hello, vegan chocolate!), it was still fun to sort through. It’s neat discovering so many new-to-me foods and ingredients from other parts of the world. I didn’t do a cost breakdown, but I’d say the value is there… Especially since so many of the items are hard to find. You can’t just go and pick ’em up at the corner store, ya know?
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