My Big Fat Greek Supper courtesy of the Kitchen Nomad

Imagine having all the recipes and essential store cupboard ingredients of a Greek taverna, Italian trattoria or Japanese izakaya packaged up in a box and delivered to your doorstep each month. That’s the vision of the team behind the Kitchen Nomad.

With a different country featured each month, subscribers to the Kitchen Nomad are given the opportunity to discover and try their hand at cuisines from all around the world in the comfort of their own kitchen. To coincide with their launch, the folks over at the Kitchen Nomad were kind enough to send over one of their lovely boxes for me to sample and cook up. First up on the Kitchen Nomad world tour: Greece! And the best part about it all for me? The unveiling of the box…

Kitchen Nomad - Greek box** Ta daa **

If you’re like me and book restaurants before flights and spend more time on your travels in food markets than you do in museums, opening one of their beautifully packaged boxes will make you feel like a 6 year old kid on Christmas morning all over again. Here’s a sneak preview of the simple yet tasty recipes by Greek Cypriot celebrity chef Tonia Buxton I’ve rustled out of the box so far…

Dolmades - Stuffed Vine leavesDolmades (stuffed vine leaves with mince pork, rice and cassia bark)

Youvetsi - Slow cooked Lamb with Orzo PastaYouvetsi (slow cooked lamb shoulder with Orzo Pasta, tomatoes, cassia bark and feta)

Having never cooked with Greek ingredients like orzo, vine leaves and cassia bark till now, I must say I’m already converted. The cassia bark in particular was a real revelation. Subtler and sweeter than cinnamon, it gave both the Dolmades filling and Orzo sauce a beautiful layer of background spice. And at just over £20 per box, it’s actually fairly decent value for money considering there’s enough stuff to make 5 to 6 different dishes.

If you like what you see, you can subscribe here to receive a new mystery box every month, each of which contains up to 9 speciality products from a particular country. If monthly subscriptions isn’t your thing, there’s also the option to purchase or gift a box one-off. Of course, there’s no substitute to visiting the actual countries and experiencing the native cuisine there first-hand. But if you’re a little weary from globe-trotting and sick of clearing airport security, their carefully curated boxes sure pack in a whole load of foodie fun.

G.

* My thanks to the team at the Kitchen Nomad for the complimentary box. All thoughts expressed on this post are my own.

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