“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” Julia Child
“Paris is the only city where you can step out of a railway station —and see, the Seine with its bridges and bookstalls, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the beginning of the Champs Elysees—what other city offers as much as you leave a train? “Margaret Anderson
Last October, I had the pleasure of sharing Try The World’s Holiday Box; it was a gastronomic adventure around the world. Today, I bring you the Paris Box filled with a delectable selection of sweet and savory treats. If you’ve been to Paris, you know that enjoying a meal or simply tea and desserts at a cafe is a popular pastime. The food in this month’s box will sweep you off your feet, and place you squarely in your favorite cafe. Open Try The World’s Paris box and escape to Café des 2 Moulins, Le Petit Château d’Eauin or any of the many hidden little places in this romantic city with a well-known cafe culture. So as the Parisian would say, Bon appétit. Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup. It means: “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.”
“Everything ends this way in France – everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs – everything is a pretext for a good dinner.” Jean Anouilh
“The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay,
I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café
The last time I saw Paris, her trees were dressed for spring,
And lovers walked beneath those trees and birds found songs to sing.” Oscar Hammerstein II, 1940
This month’s selection reminded me of a divine gourmet breakfast or brunch, for some, at a local cafe. My box had fine teas from Le Palais Des Thes, a small jar of exquisite Minna organic jam made with clementines from Charles Antona, a generous size of delicious Domaine Des Vignes Dijon Mustard, scrumptious La Mere Poulard sables/butter cookies, heavenly Clement Faugier Chestnut spread, the exclusive Le Saunier De Camargue fleur de sel (artisanal salt), and mouth-watering Salted Butter Caramels from Brittany. As can be expected, I tried the sables and a salted caramel and I can assure you that they were first-rate.
The delightful treats in the Paris box are not to be missed. What I love about Try The World (TTW), aside from the gourmet foods, is that they include a Culture Guide and postcard, in every box, explaining the origin and effort put into making each item. Did you know that Le Saunier De Camargue fleur de sel is a pink salt flat located in Camargue (French Mediterranean), and that the salty water is raked every single day of the year? Once crystallization is complete, harvesters (sauniers) collect the salt by hand. Every item in the box is carefully selected from some of the best food sources to be found in the region.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf
“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.”Thomas Jefferson
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”Ernest Hemingway
Sign up today and, for this week only, you’d receive some free gourmet items to enjoy. As an Ambassador for this extraordinary brand, I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 30% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the 30% discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option. Use the coupon code MIRTHANDMOTIVATIONTRAVELS during your checkout to get your awesome discount.
Additionally, the good folks at Try The World have adjusted their price points to make it available to a wider audience of foodies.
Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 months tour subscription is $35/box charged every six months
A year tour subscription is $33/box charged every year
People have the option to order a gift single box and/or gift tours.
If this box is something you’d like to try, do so quickly so you can get some free treats too.
“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” M. F. K. Fisher
Hors d’oeuvres have always held a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like — and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres. Hector Hugh Munro
Another great way that Try The World encourages people to get curious about cuisine from other parts of the world is by offering wonderful opportunities to win free boxes of food. So why not get your first box at 30% off and enter to win this next great offer. A SPECIAL Offer: Take a picture of yourself with your Paris Box for a chance to win your next box for free. To submit your photo, follow @TryTheWorld on Instagram and tag your photos with #TryTheWorld. You can visit their Website for more information and also connect with them on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn. Thank you for giving this a try, and let me know how much you enjoyed your first box! Happy New Year!
Positive Motivation Tip: Food brings people of disparate backgrounds together. It is the universal language of the soul and we all need it. Enjoy!
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