There’s been a bit of a buzz recently around Kitchen Nomad. So I was pleased when they contacted me as I was keen to find out more. Initially I thought they were another Hello Fresh, turns out they’re a little bit different, and a little bit more interesting! The clever ladies at Kitchen Nomad have combined two of my great passions, food and travel (how did they know?!) into a new monthly subscription delivery service which focuses on hard to find ingredients from around the globe. You then add the extra items needed to make up your dish.
Kitchen Nomad launched in June with a Greek box, which has been produced with the help of The Real Greek and with recipes from TV chef Tonia Buxton. The boxes are priced at £22 plus delivery (or less if you choose to subscribe for more than 3 months in one go) and contain a whole range of ingredients plus a set of recipe cards.
The first recipe I tried from the Greek box was ‘Garides ma Feta‘ or to you and me – Prawns and Feta. This is a real comfort dish, very easy to make and perfect for a weeknight.Typically mediterranean, this had very few ingredients and I was worried it may be a little bland but the quality of the olive oil infused the tomatoes and the warmed feta was a perfect touch at the end.
Then tonight, I made the ‘Tarta me elies, Kapari kai tomata‘ (tart with tomatoes and olives). I had a ball of pastry in the freezer which was the perfect size so decided that since the evening is so summery and warm, this would be perfect.
I would recommend using firm tomatoes and a sharp knife for this as you need to slice them really thinly. I love love love capers and these ones are really small and tart – as you can see, I was very generous with my helping! They are salty too so I found a crack of black pepper was all I needed to season! The tart was so tasty, I almost ate the whole thing and will definitely make it again! I think some anchovies would work well too.
Next on the list is the Youvetsi – lamb and orzo stew – blog post to follow soon! I am a huge fan of Kitchen Nomad and will definitely be signing up for their boxes going forward. The quality of the ingredients is fantastic and as an avid cook, its great to get my hands on authentic ingredients from around the world. I also think that although at first glance £22 may seem steep, that by the time you’ve source everything from deli’s or online, you’d have paid more. Plus, everything is full size so even after you’ve worked your way through the recipe cards, you’ll have plenty for your own experiments! I am intrigued and excited to know what country we’ll be eating in next!
*I was sent this first Kitchen Nomad box free of charge but my opinions are my own!