Kitchen Table Passport Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
Kitchen Table Passport helps you explore the world (without leaving your kitchen!) by sending information, recipes, spices, music, and mementos from a new country every month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Kitchen Table Passport
The Cost: $25 per month (Discounts are available for longer subscriptions and single boxes can be purchased for $29.95. There is also a “taste only” subscription for $9.95 per month.)
COUPON: Save $10 off the Full Subscription with code TENBUCKSFROMMSA
The Products: Everything you need to “see, hear, taste, touch, and smell a different country” every month.
Ships to: US
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My box contained a card introducing me to this month’s featured country- the Netherlands!
The inside of the card revealed that this month’s dish is Bitterballen, a traditional Dutch fried snack made from meat and breadcrumbs.
Kitchen Table Passport sends A LOT of supplemental materials in every box, and they always include a bundle of cards that highlights different aspects of the featured country.
These cards provide information about everything from food and culture to location and geography.
The cards are beautifully printed and provide a lot of fun info!
Every box also contains a card outlining the month’s chosen mementos.
This month’s first memento is a tiny pair of ceramic clogs!
They’re a replica of traditional whole-feet clogs called Klompen. Klompen are still worn by some Dutch farmers and market-gardeners.
I also received a couple of small stroopwafels! I love stroopwafels! The thin waffle sandwich cookies are filled with caramel, and they’re really delicious.
Every month, Kitchen Table Passport sends a recipe and spice from the month’s featured country. This month’s recipe is for Bitterballen, croquette-like balls that can feature a wide variety of different fillings.
Kitchen Table Passport’s recipe calls for steak filling. The balls are seasoned with salt, pepper, mustard powder, nutmeg, and cloves.
The spices for this dish came packaged in a small pouch.
These were a lot of fun to make, and they were really interesting! I’ve had similar croquettes before, but I think this is my first time trying some with a steak filling. I was worried that they might be a little chewy (since the steak pieces were fairly large), but I liked both the flavor and the texture. The provided spice blend added great flavors (I loved the addition of nutmeg), and both my husband and I enjoyed dipping the balls in mustard.
Since Bitterballen are often eaten as a snack, Kitchen Table Passport recommending padding out the meal with some cheese, cornichons, and bread. We opted for Uniekaas, which is an aged Dutch Gouda, chutney, and some crisp breads.
Verdict: I always have a lot of fun with Kitchen Table Passport, and I really enjoyed this month’s meal. I really liked making (and eating!) Bitterballen for the first time! While I haven’t put a valuation on the spice mix or the mementos, I think it’s certain that they do not reach the $25 cost of the box. This subscription is clearly all about curation, and I have to say that Kitchen Table Passport’s curation is spot on. The emphasis of this subscription is definitely on creating a memorable learning experience, and I think this subscription would be an incredible way to get kids engaged in geography and world cultures. I know I would have loved exploring a box like this with my family when I was younger!
Have you tried Kitchen Table Passport?