One of my favorite things about traveling is sampling the local cuisine which is the idea behind Try the World— a subscription box service I’ve been eyeballing for awhile! Their team of travelers and local experts curate each box with products they feel best represent that box’s location theme.
Try the World generously asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing a box, so I was excited! I haven’t traveled anywhere for awhile, so this way I could get a little of what I’ve been missing delivered right to my house. Subscriptions are bi-monthly, and the theme for this one is “Marrakesh”.
Try the World ships to both the USA and Canada and I had so much fun opening the box when it arrived! It was so heavy!
Try the World comes with an information card, detailing the products in the box, along with a culture guide. The culture guide contains information about this city in Morocco, plus recipe inspiration for the products in the box and beyond including: Ghoriba Almond Macaroons and Marrakesh Stew.
Mustaphas Mediterranian Preserved Lemon Confit– This was interesting. At first glance, I assumed it to be lemon preserves, but it’s actually more like pickled and preserved lemons. I took a taste and it’s not sweet, but more tangy. I looked on the website and there’s some recipes to try with them that I’m really interested in like this salad!
Mediterranean Gourmet Ras-el-hanout blend– This is a blend of herbs containing, rosebuds, coriander, cinnamon and fennel amongst others. The card says it’s really delicious to rub on meat or to add to rice or couscous.
Sultan Sardines in Oil– I have never ever ever eaten a sardine! I’m a little scared! I’ve eaten anchovies quite a bit… are they quite similar? Morocco is the largest exporter of canned sardines in the world, so I feel that if I ever were to try a sardine, I should try from this brand. The card says that they go well on sandwiches or couscous. I may have to look up a recipe because I’m not sure if I can flat out eat them or not
Villa Jerada Kefta Rub– This rub is supposed to be awesome to rub on any meat to make kefta (Moroccan meatballs). I’ve never made meatballs before, so this is something I’d be interested in trying out.
Dip and Scoop Culinary Argan Oil– This is a culinary Argan oil with so many uses… from dipping bread to grilling veggies, to topping off fish dishes or pouring in soup. I know I’m definitely going to get full use out of this!
Mediterranean Gourmet Harissa Sauce– This can be used in recipes or as a condiment and I’m pretty excited to try it. It’s made with ground chili peppers and cumin and coriander and you can mix it in with quinoa and couscous to liven it up. It just tried a bit of it and zesty would be the best word to describe it! It’s packed with flavor and I can’t wait to make something with it.
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So this was what was in my Try the World this month… what do you think? I think I’m going to start with the Harissa Sauce and go from there!
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