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Multi-Culti Kitchen


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What It Is: A very, very cool subscription box with an eye on the world – yet based right here in Canada! Every two months, Food Trip To packages up about six different products from (or inspired by) a specific country around the globe, such as Finland, Morocco, or Italy, oftentimes importing goods you can’t easily pick up off the shelf here. Along with those products, they include recipes for a multi-course meal (including a beverage), as well as some fun facts about the country, a trivia card, and a playlist you can stream on your computer. The idea? To give you a literal taste of another cultural cuisine in the form of a lavish dinner event.

I recently got to try out the Food Trip to Colombia box (expertly timed given the return of Narcos). Inside was an empanada maker, spices, corn flour, guava paste, a sweet chili sauce, coconut candies, crackers, and these little savoury snack bite things. The first five things there were critical to the recipes I received, whereas the others were moreso just cool little extras. Our menu was a shrimp and avocado dish on top of fried plantain chips, homemade empanadas, a guava-based cake, and a guava and strawberry cocktail. The cards were pretty straightforward to follow (although I wished they were organized into smaller steps – each aspect of the recipe is contained in a large paragraph and it can be hard to ensure you’re hitting every ingredient), and the Colombian playlist was SO much fun to have playing in the background while I made the meal.

Admittedly, it’s a lot of work to DIY. If I were to buy the box for myself or someone else, I’d suggest we make a dinner party event out of it, where maybe you invite some couples over and each of you tackles one card (whether made in advance or prepped together). My mom lent a hand doing the cocktail side of things, but I handled the rest. Regardless, my family – my brother-in-law is partially Colombian that recently visited Colombia, so it was a treat to put my Canadian cooking up to the test – was duly impressed with everything. Upon seeing my empanadas, my dad didn’t believe they were homemade, and every last piece of the meal was delicious! Regrettably I was so busy hosting I forgot to take a photo (other than a sad photo of a lone empanada that’s on Instagram) I loved that the obscure ingredients were all neatly packaged up and the idea of this basically being a dinner party in a box floated my boat for sure.

Who It’s For: Your best friends, to do a bi-monthly dinner party around the globe. Your niece or nephew that loves to get busy in the kitchen, to explore new cuisines. Your mom or dad, to liven up their own dinner parties.

What It Costs: Each box is $39.99 if bought a la carte (which you can do – but they sell out!) However if you do a longer-term subscription you earn some discounts. Subscribing for a year (six boxes, which is the perfect frequency) is $29.90 / box instead, or committing to three boxes is $36 / box.

Where It’s At: You can subscribe to Food Trip To here. Their Food Trip To Morocco, Greece and Colombia boxes are available – or you can wait to see what jetsetting destination they’ll take you to next!

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Oh yes, and I am very excited to be offering up a Food Trip To box to a lucky reader! Want to get cooking? Here’s how to enter:

1) First off! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by October 15, 2016 telling me which culinary destination you’d be most interested in trying – whether it’s one Food Trip To has tackled already or not!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 16, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Food Trip To on Facebook and leave a wall post on why you’d love to try their subscription box and what country you’d like to experience. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below. 

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133 Responses to “Multi-Culti Kitchen”
  1. Katie says:

    I would love to try the one to Morocco!

  2. cheryl mclellan says:

    Italy would be my preference! Thanks for the contest!

  3. Sherry K says:

    A Food Trip to Vietnam sounds good to me.

  4. kevin snyder says:

    I would love to win this. I wonder if they have a Ukrainian Trip In A Box.

  5. katydidit21 says:

    I would love to try a Trip to Lebanon in a box.

  6. aketch says:

    What an interesting idea. I would like to try the Greek and Colombian boxes. I love Greek food and am unfamiliar with Colombian.

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    Columbia looks interesting

  8. Leah says:

    I’d love to try Turkish food

  9. Chanel O says:

    I’d be most interested in their Moroccan box if I had to choose from the available options and Ethiopia if I could choose any!

  10. Janice Lewis says:

    I love Greek food, but I always eat the same thing. I would love to get this box and try out some other recipes that I might not have tried otherwise.

  11. DebP says:

    I really like Mediterranean flavours, so my choices would be Morocco, Turkey or Greece.

  12. Anne Derkat says:

    I would love to try Spain.

  13. Aimee says:

    If like to try France. Love a French restaurant. I am a subscriber.

  14. Kim K says:

    I would love to try a Dutch box! Great gift guide idea!

  15. Jared heatherington says:

    Seems cool, would love to try French cuisine

  16. sojeles says:

    I subscribe and out of those choices Morocco sounds fun but I would love a box from Hungary.

  17. intensev5 says:

    I would love one from France

  18. kittypride says:

    I think Spain would have some nice flavours and recipes to try.

  19. Alyssa says:

    Well I like Greek food a lot but it would be really cool to try something new that I’ve never tried before!

  20. mcmc says:

    would love to try a Dutch box!

  21. Susan says:

    I would like to try a food trip to Italy!

  22. Joan G. says:

    My food trip choice would be Italy.

  23. M. Archambeau says:

    I would like to try a Spanish box. Tapas!

  24. aclily19 says:

    I would love to try the Brazil Box. They all look amazing.

  25. Kathleen L says:

    I’d like to try the food trip to Columbia. Sounds delicious!

  26. Lindsey says:

    I would love to try India.

  27. Dawn Gordon says:

    I am a subscriber and would choose Greece

  28. Nicole Aben says:

    This is a fantastic gift idea for my husband! I would love to try Italy or a Spanish box

  29. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I’d be most interested in trying a Food Trip to Japan – the dessert side 😉

  30. Brenda Penton says:

    India would be my pick!

  31. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d choose the Brazil box!

  32. AliKira says:

    Oh gosh Finland would be great!

  33. Dominic cloutier says:

    Any! I never met a cuisine type I didn’t like & im so hungry!

  34. Linda B. says:

    Foot trip to Morocco!

  35. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I would LOVE a food trip to Italy.

  36. Jessica says:

    Hard to choose! I would like to try Italy

  37. mike k says:

    i want to try thai food

  38. Ellie B says:

    Would love to try Finnish food…eat Italian regularly and have tried Morrocan a few times, but Finnish – never!

  39. Cathy C says:

    I would like to try Greece, as I would like to go there some day.

  40. cookie3 says:

    I’d love to try a Japanese box or Korean

  41. Kristina Ziegler says:

    I would love to try Thailand

  42. justin willingham says:

    thai would be wonderful

  43. CLC says:

    I love to take a food trip to Greece. The flavours are mesmerizing.

  44. janinevan09 says:

    I would love the food trip to Greece or Italy, both have amazing food

  45. Erin Lewis says:

    I would love to try Italy!

  46. SarahJ says:

    I would love to make French cuisine.

  47. Lilly Yemadmal says:

    Love the concept of the box! Great idea. Simple, yet, gives you a flavour from every corner. The art in the boxes is very catchy, too 🙂

  48. Hope Ryckman says:

    what a fun and delicious concept this is! i would try one you have not thought of yet perhaps..japanese! i love their use of fresh veggies and tempura batter and their sauces!

  49. Hope Ryckman says:

    what a delicious and fun concept! I would try one perhaps you do not have yet..japanese! I like their use of fresh veggies, the light tempura batter and those wonderful sauces for dipping!

  50. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I was thinking perhaps FOOD TRIP TO GREECE. They all look fantastic though.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  51. Finland or Italy would be my choice 🙂

  52. Gemma says:

    I would love to try a food trip to Italy!

  53. krysta d says:

    I would love to try out the Food Trip to Colombia box as well! The contents sounded really interesting and I would love to try some new flavours! I love that this box is available to Canadians too – so cool!

  54. Christine D says:

    I’d like to try Greece or Italy!

  55. CL Chin says:

    my choice would be Colombia or Morocco!

  56. CL Chin says:

    i commented on FB:

  57. Erin McSweeney says:

    I would love to try the flavours of Brazil

  58. Maja Stanisic says:

    I would love to try the Morocco one!

  59. alexa says:

    yumm i bet its all amazing

  60. KellyPC says:

    Oh! Morocco or Indonesia for sure! This is such a great idea!

  61. Karen Ham says:

    would love some French Food

  62. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d love a food trip to India.

  63. Pam Clark says:

    I would love to try the one for Greece, it’s been somewhere I always wanted to visit, so this would be a “preview”

  64. danielle says:

    They all look yummy. If i had to pick one to try first id want Finland !

  65. Theresa C. says:

    Love to do a food trip to Italy!

  66. Sharyn S. says:

    Vietnam!! Mmmm mmm

  67. kim says:

    I’d like to try Spain

  68. I’d like a food trip to Poland, where my mother was born.

  69. Liked their page & commented!

  70. Wanda Bee says:

    I’d love a foodie trip to Morocco.

  71. Wanda Bee says:

    I like Food Trip To on Facebook on Facebook and left a comment on their contest post.

  72. edmontonjb says:

    Italy is my ultimate food destination

    ~Jonnie

  73. Edmond says:

    Dynamite, luv to try Spain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  74. Burcu says:

    Food trip to Greece looks great

  75. carrie l says:

    i would like to try Columbian food

  76. Denae Boucher says:

    Food trip to Italy would be wonderful!

  77. DORIS says:

    I’d love to try them all. Morocco might be great but would love to do the empanadas. I’m picking Columbia

  78. Laurie W. says:

    I would be very interested in trying a Food Trip To…Argentina.

  79. Holly says:

    I would love to try the food trip to Morocco and see how authentic it is. I loved the food in Morocco!

  80. Sherri F says:

    As I have never tasted it, I would love to give the Columbian food a try!

  81. Jessica eapen says:

    I am curious about the Food Trip to Colombia box.

  82. I subscribe and I’d love to try the Food trip to Greece.

  83. Jordan Oatway says:

    Would love to try the Food trip to Morocco

  84. Jennifer Ouellette says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, Morocco would be my preference

  85. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to try Greece. This looks like such a fun idea. I can’t wait to try them out!

  86. Linda says:

    I would like a culinary destination to Peru.

  87. Lauren says:

    I would love Food Trip to Vietnam!

  88. Mandy R says:

    Food Trip to Greece, yum!

  89. Lynn M says:

    I would love a food trip to Turkey. (Had a real trip there 5 years ago and had no idea beforehand the food was so amazing – I would love to recreate the dishes I tried there.)

  90. Dawn gordon says:

    Bonus entry left on post for eye cases

  91. Lisa S. says:

    I would love a food trip to Jamaica. Thanks!

  92. Vicki says:

    I’d like to try Food Trip To Morocco

  93. Amber Flowers says:

    I’d be most interested in trying the Food Trip To Greece

  94. Athena says:

    Food trip to Spain!

  95. Pam says:

    I am a subscriber. I would love to take a food trip to Morocco.

  96. KELLY E says:

    I would like to try Columbia

  97. Maryanne says:

    I’d love to tackle their Greece box!

  98. aly3360 says:

    I subscribe to your blog by email and I’d love to take a food trip to India!! The Morocco box sounds interesting too!

  99. Tracy C says:

    A food trip to Morocco would be fantastic!

  100. lucy says:

    I would love to try Italy

  101. Marla says:

    It’s so hard to choose – I think Thai or Italy

  102. Marla says:

    Commented on Eye Want What Eye Want

  103. Marla says:

    Commented on nice slice

  104. Tracy C says:

    YAY! I just purchased the Columbia box as I read your comments, and can’t wait for it to arrive! Thank you 🙂 I would like to try the Morocco box too!

  105. Now this is the way to travel the world without having to leave your kitchen! I would love to try “Morocco” Thank You for the chance to win!

  106. dawn gordon says:

    Bonus entry on nice slice!

  107. Jane Clark says:

    I would love to sample Italy

  108. Kiley Downey says:

    I would love to try a Spanish Box

  109. Dreena says:

    I’d like to have the Food Trip to Colombia.
    Thanks!

  110. Megan Young says:

    I would love to try the Food Trip to Colombia!

  111. Mike Gillis says:

    Morocco would be my pick – its next on my travel bucket list.

  112. Francine Fogel says:

    I would love to try the Food Trip to Japan

  113. Francine says:

    I would love to try the “Food Trip to Japan”

  114. Lisa S says:

    I would love to go on a “Food Trip to India”.. I have been following this box, it looks really neat.

  115. leah e says:

    The vegetarian food trip to Japan would be awesome!

  116. Sunshine G says:

    I’d definitely go for Greece – it looks delicious!

  117. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to try the Food Trip to Colombia box, it sounds awesome!

  118. Linda says:

    I’d be interested in a food trip to Peru.

  119. Steven says:

    The Japan food trip would be the one for me (nut free please)!

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