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“When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” Euripides

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Greece is known as the Hellenic Republic and is a country in southeastern Europe. Greece’s population is approximately 10.955 million… Greek cuisine is characteristic of the healthy Mediterranean diet, which is epitomized by dishes of Crete.[252] Greek cuisine incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local dishes… Olive oil is added to almost every dish. Wikipedia
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates
Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers. Greek Proverb

Try The World: A Taste Of  Greece: Growing up around the world meant that we got to try foods from so many parts of the globe, and had friends and neighbors who shared the cuisine of their homeland with us. I’ve always enjoyed Greek food because it has that Mediterranean flair for freshness, ease of preparation, and a satisfying comfort that comes from enjoying great food with friends and loved ones; this month’s review is dear to my heart. When we think about this European nation and its contributions to our global history, we can’t help but think of Ancient Greece, the Olympics, the capital – Athens, the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis Citadel with the Parthenon temple, Alexander the Great, the Victorious Youth, and the many landmarks that have shaped its magnificent history. Greece is also known for its fantastic beaches and tourist attractions, from the municipality of Santorini to the fun resorts of Mykonos, there is always much to do when you travel there. That said, I knew the wonderfully curated foods in my Greece Box would be equally grand.

“There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.” George Santayana

Try The World: A Taste of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste of GREECE

Curating Chef Diane Kochilas brings you healthy, delicious cuisine from her ancestral home of Ikaria, Greece. From lamb keftedes meatballs to trahana soup, it’s easy to experience Greek traditions at home. Enjoy small plates of tzatziki, breadsticks, and dolmas for a Greek mezze experience! Try The World
Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received. Walter Benjamin

Try The World: A Taste Of  Greece: What is in the Greece Box? For this special journey into the world of Greek cooking, we have the expert guidance of Chef Diane Kochilas; she is a chef consultant and has always loved sharing her vast knowledge of Greek cuisine with others. Chef Diane has worked with many Greek restaurants around the US, and even appeared on shows such as “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” Her food philosophy is grounded in the belief that what we eat should be based on “simplicity, community, and wholesome foods.”  The 8 delightful selections in the Try The World Greece Box fits that description and I bet you’d like to hear more. The carefully curated food items are aromatic, Rosemary-infused olive oil from Delicious Crete, a food maker on the beautiful, agriculture-rich large Island of Crete. Pasteli Sesame seed bar from Vasilissa. This raw honey-flavored treat has been in the Vasilissa family since the 1950s; they run a farm on Evia, north of Athens.  Spicy Pepper Paste with Feta Cheese from Artion. It is made with top-quality ingredients and can be used in dips and htipiti sauces.  Stuffed Vine leaves by Palirria. This popular dish, from a family-run business, that opened in 1957, is known as Dolmas. It is made from grape leaves grown in Evia and is stuffed with rice, dill, mint, and onions. These are beautifully hand-wrapped and lip-smacking delicious.

When I think of Greek food, I always think of the complementary Tzatziki mix that is served on the side. For my Greek box, all the ingredients can be used to create your version of a Mezze – a collection of small plates with different foods served to a gathering of friends and family.  The Tzatziki Spice Mix in this box is from Stories of Greek Origins and is made from hand-picked herbs. All you need to add is plain yogurt and olive oil for a scrumptious side dish.  The Bread Sticks with sunflower seeds from Baking Stories are made by a company run by five brothers in the village of Stavrakia. They are light, crunchy, and made with stone ground wheat flour… Perfect as a side or appetizer with any dish.   The Kourambies Biscuit by Sweet Magic is an exquisite shortbread cookie that melts in your mouth and leaves you begging for more. They are made by a family who’ve been in business for over 30 years and their buttery biscuits are very popular at home and abroad.  The Trahana Pasta by Sweet rounds off the contents of my Greek box. Trahana is named after the first Olympic games in 776 and is acclaimed as a unique, Grecian pasta often added to soups and porridge. This batch is made with sheep’s milk and you’d have to try it to appreciate the smooth, creamy flavor. What are you waiting for?  To encourage the foodie in you to explore the world of Greek cuisine, you can get 20% off your purchase of food items from the region. Just use Greece20  at checkout

Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s 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 a 15% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option and/or on all gift boxes. Use the coupon code MMTRAVELS15 during your checkout to get your awesome discount.

What about pricing?  Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 monthly 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 the Greece Box calls you, sign up today, save 15% on your first box and a new box will be shipped, every other month, when it becomes available.

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“Even more importantly, it’s wine, food, and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.” Robert Mondavi

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE

When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat. Mark Twain
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf

Try The World: A Taste Of Greece: What we need to remember about Greek food is the fresh ingredients and locally curated spices that add flavor and a certain comfort to the food. Do return for more. Our curators at Try The World (TTW), love hearing from people like you who enjoy great cuisine from around the world. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, from time to time, they offer wonderful opportunities to win free boxes of food. This month in the online shop,  take 20% off your Greek food purchases with the code: Greece20. Don’t forget to treat a loved one to a lovely gift package by using  MMTRAVELS15 for an additional discount.  You can also get your first subscription box at 15% off, share your dishes and photos by using the hashtag #TryTheWorld and following @TryTheWorld on Instagram, and be on board for a chance to win your next box for free!  Visit their Website for more information and also connect with TTW on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.

Have a food feast-filled weekend!

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Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy great gourmet dishes and cuisines from the comfort of your home/kitchen!

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Until Next Time…
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Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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82 Comments leave one →
  1. mybigfathappylife permalink
    03/03/2017 7:55 pm

    I love Greek food! The Try the World Greece box looks like such a collection of delicious food to try…now I am hungry!

  2. Paris @ My Big Fat Happy Life permalink
    03/03/2017 7:53 pm

    I love Greek food! The Try the World Greece box looks like an amazing collection of delicious food to try…now I am hungry!

  3. Glenda K. permalink
    03/03/2017 7:54 pm

    Try The World subscription box sounds amazing and they are affordable! A Taste Of Greece is one I would love to try out for sure.

  4. momknowsbest15 permalink
    03/03/2017 10:24 pm

    You can make a tasty meal with all those goodies. I love that it has dolmas.

  5. andy1076 permalink
    03/03/2017 10:28 pm

    oh wow I’ve never seen subscription boxes like this before! I’ve seen snacks and knick knacks but this is definitely interesting 🙂

  6. Cindy Ingalls permalink
    03/03/2017 11:16 pm

    Greek food is an all time favorite of mine. I love the flavors so much so this box looks right up my food alley.

  7. Donna Ashworth permalink
    04/03/2017 3:32 am

    This is a great idea. I love the idea of subscription boxes that save me time and effort and bring in new ideas!

  8. Eileen permalink
    04/03/2017 4:35 am

    I have always wanted to visit Greece but haven’t planned for any trip there yet. Well, trying these delicacies will be as close as I can get to visiting Greece.

  9. Tina Gleisner permalink
    04/03/2017 8:15 am

    Greece is on my place to visit. We have new neighbors (this week) & the husband is Greek, and owns a Greek restaurant so looking forward to learning lots more about Greece.

  10. Jay Colby permalink
    04/03/2017 8:32 am

    All these items sound great & seem like a must have for a little taste of Greece!

  11. kemomilo permalink
    04/03/2017 12:50 pm

    This looks like a good deal and yummy!

  12. Author Brandi Kennedy permalink
    04/03/2017 11:25 am

    I love these posts – this seems like such a cool box to receive and play around cooking with. I bet you come up with some great meals!

  13. businesstravelerswife permalink
    04/03/2017 12:14 pm

    That looks like a good collection! I’m sure my husband will enjoy this. He loves the Greek cuisine.

  14. Amber permalink
    04/03/2017 5:43 pm

    I really enjoy Greek food. The only thing I leave out are the olives in salads. I do not like olives.

  15. duffelbagspouse permalink
    04/03/2017 3:55 pm

    This is so true. A full heart also does not care where the love comes from.

  16. 04/03/2017 9:34 pm

    My friends got me Try the World box for my birthday last year and I have absolutely loved each and every box. I loved the Greece box so much! It teaches me about different cultures .that I normally wouldn’t really pay attention too. I know that sounds bad, but it’s true.

  17. fashionbeyondforty permalink
    05/03/2017 12:01 am

    This all looks SO good! I would love to visit Greece but that is unlikely to happen so I would go for this wonderful box of goodies! The rosemary olive oil would get used instantly in my home and I adore tzatziki so that would be used up fast too. Thanks for the info on this great box.

  18. emmaeatsandexplores permalink
    05/03/2017 4:26 am

    I love Greek food. All the mediterranean flavours are so delicious from the olive oil to the tzatziki to the feta – yum. Love h sound of the Spicy Pepper Paste with Feta Cheese and great that you can use it to make dips! This post has got me wanting a big greek meal now.

  19. Ruth I. permalink
    05/03/2017 9:05 am

    I a not sure if I had a taste of some Greece food. I am not aware of the taste or what it looks like. But it’s interesting and I want to know more about it.

  20. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    05/03/2017 8:09 am

    I love all sorts of Greek dishes. I’m really interested in the Rosemary-infused olive oil because I bet it would taste divine in salads and pasta dishes.

  21. Richard_eCoursesXYZ (@Richard_eCourse) permalink
    05/03/2017 12:17 pm

    Very nice… the closest I get to sampling foreign foods now is when I go to the World Market. I used to live in Chicago which has neighborhoods that represent just about every culture in the world. Then it was easy to go eat Greek one day, and Indian the next.

  22. Nicole Aguilar permalink
    05/03/2017 1:22 pm

    I LOVE greek food. The spices and ingredients always taste so fresh. It’s healthy too! So, I never feel guilty.

  23. colleen patricia wool permalink
    05/03/2017 1:29 pm

    I love Greek food. There is a Greek community here in Tarpon springs, florida.

  24. eazynazy permalink
    05/03/2017 1:39 pm

    I love spicy food and that spicy peepr with peta cheese looks yummmm

  25. jedodrill permalink
    05/03/2017 5:03 pm

    What a great idea! I’ve never heard of this before. I can see so many great ways to use these boxes too – like an “around the world” teaching moment with the kids. Super cool! Can’t wait to look into this more. Thanks!

  26. sparkofsouthernmoms permalink
    05/03/2017 4:05 pm

    My family travels a lot. Since we went along with them we were able to see and experience different foods and cultures. Greece was one of my favorites!

  27. Jeanine permalink
    05/03/2017 6:19 pm

    Wow what a great box. We’ve tried try the world a few times and my husband has always been THRILLED with what he’s gotten. it’s a great box!

  28. Becki Svare permalink
    05/03/2017 5:19 pm

    Wow! What a fun box to dig into. That sounds really yummy, especially the Dolmas. It always seems a little scary to get food in the mail, but this looks great!

  29. Sarah permalink
    05/03/2017 5:56 pm

    Greek food really is an art, I had no idea how much of it there was until now either. I also didn’t know about boxed food until recently, it is an interesting concept!

  30. Otakore permalink
    05/03/2017 6:36 pm

    I can’t afford the travel expense way to Greece. Maybe just by consuming those will let me feel I’m in Greece instead.

  31. katrinajeancarter permalink
    05/03/2017 8:19 pm

    This was such a very timely post as I just bought some tatziki! 🙂 I am also loving this subscription box. What a great way to explore other culture!

  32. Bhushavali permalink
    05/03/2017 9:04 pm

    I haven’t tried Greek cuisine yet! 2 things that totally attracts me are those Rosemary infused Olive Oil and Spicy Pepper Paste with Feta Cheese looks too much yummmm….

  33. GD Blog permalink
    05/03/2017 10:08 pm

    We haven’t really tried Greek food or any spices, but this must be a good way to try it.

  34. Alfonzowords permalink
    06/03/2017 2:25 am

    These all sound so wonderful. I would love to try greek cuisine and it’s more enticing to hear about the greek origins especially the breadsticks

  35. chei permalink
    06/03/2017 12:42 am

    A taste of Greece topic is a simple way of saying that people, whatever continent they come,whether rich or poor, when they meet and talk around the table with foods they become familiar with each other.

  36. Marceline Dementori permalink
    06/03/2017 2:23 am

    Oh this is wonderful. When I think of Greek food, what comes to mind is fresh and light dishes. It’s one of the places where flavor is heavy but the food is light. It’s so awesome that you got to try this box full of Greek ingredients.

  37. aimlessmoments (@AimlessMoments) permalink
    06/03/2017 3:46 am

    Love Greek food. Simple Greek salads are my favorite. I love Tzatziki sauce, I keep some at home.

  38. Hannah Marie permalink
    06/03/2017 5:47 am

    Oh I hope that is available here. There are many subscription box that I really want to try but I am too far to join.

  39. Adriana Gil permalink
    06/03/2017 5:49 am

    This is very cool.I love other cultures and to travel so I would loveo try this! Great post xoxo

  40. Erin (@FaithFoodFamFun) permalink
    06/03/2017 8:35 am

    I got this box also! My favorite was the red pepper puree in the little jar. I dipped the bread sticks in it before I could use it with anything else! Loved the Greece box!

  41. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    06/03/2017 9:32 am

    GREEK FOOD IS some of the best food I have ever eaten in my entire life. I adore it so so so so so much. It’s so fresh and so clean and I adore olive oil.

  42. Azlin Bloor permalink
    06/03/2017 9:53 am

    That’s an awesome box, I bet you enjoyed/are enjoying it a whole lot! I’m a huge fan of Mediterranean food, generally and just love dolmades!

  43. Sabrina Barbante (@SabrinaBarbante) permalink
    06/03/2017 11:00 am

    I love Greek cuisine because it’s mediterranean and, despite the first touristic glance, quite good for vegetarian if you can look for it. I’m very curious about the spice mix

  44. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    06/03/2017 1:46 pm

    It is not a bad price for auethentic Ingredients and I do love Greek food. That spicy pepper and feta paste looks divine x

  45. Sondra Barker permalink
    06/03/2017 3:16 pm

    I love Greek food so many fresh and delicious flavors in the food. Especially Dolmas, I see that in the kit, yum!

  46. Julie Porter permalink
    06/03/2017 3:40 pm

    I just love how many different types of subscription boxes there are now, and this is one I would love to try! I have had very limited experience with Greek foods but the few I have tried I have really loved. It would be great to try more and expand my experience.

  47. Fred permalink
    06/03/2017 4:51 pm

    Greece is an exciting country both in terms of history and food. I feel the contents of this box do not exactly represent the best of Greece though.

  48. Athena permalink
    06/03/2017 5:32 pm

    What a great collection of special Greek items. I would love to get my hands on a collection like that.

  49. tsosmmn permalink
    06/03/2017 5:33 pm

    What a great collection of special Greek items. I would love to get my hands on a collection like that.

  50. Leah permalink
    06/03/2017 5:36 pm

    I love Greek food! We have a greek festival here in Brisbane that I have been to a number of times. The haloumi… yum!! Food boxes are such a great idea to try next and exciting cuisines!

  51. alisonrost permalink
    06/03/2017 8:24 pm

    I absolutely adore greek flavors! Especially big greek salads on weeknights. Lots of times on the weekends my husband and I walk to our ethnic grocery where they have gyros with tzatziki sauce that is to die for!

  52. Girl, Unspotted permalink
    06/03/2017 7:26 pm

    I love Greek food! This box looks like it has every bit of Greek goodness I would love to have in my kitchen. The spicy pepper paste with feta sounds fantastic, I can think of a few meals I could add that to.

  53. Wanderlust Vegans permalink
    06/03/2017 8:50 pm

    I loooove greek food. We always try and find a greek restaurant when we are looking for food in our travels. Alot of places have amazing vegan dishes.

  54. The Travel Ninjas permalink
    07/03/2017 12:02 am

    We love Greece. This box of goodies looks amazing. We’d love to try it all.

  55. Franc Ramon (@Franckxethee) permalink
    07/03/2017 12:50 am

    When it comes to cuisine, I like the rich spicy taste of greek food. It’s also lighter than other delicacies.

  56. Борка Шаула permalink
    07/03/2017 6:11 am

    Greek cuisine is specific but delicious! They have great olives, so they have one of the best olive oils. My favorite is feta cheese, I could eat it non stop.
    BS, xx

  57. Amer Phils permalink
    07/03/2017 7:39 am

    Greece is one my favorite places on earth. I love their food and history. Now, I feel like having Greek food.

  58. Megan permalink
    07/03/2017 10:17 am

    I had no idea that a product like this existed! My husband and I were able to see a lot of Greece on a cruise we did before we were married. The food IS amazing, I can’t wait to show him this post!

  59. agentizerozerosetter permalink
    07/03/2017 11:53 am

    I have been 2 times to Greece,and I enjoyed so much their food!
    Salads with tzatziki sauce are amazing!

  60. Sara permalink
    07/03/2017 1:31 pm

    Amazing product! They make me remember my holiday in Greece…!

  61. Peachy A. permalink
    07/03/2017 2:09 pm

    This is such an awesome subscription box because it lets you taste food from different parts of the globe. I also love Greek food.

  62. Hey Sharonoox permalink
    07/03/2017 2:12 pm

    You got a great box! I love trying out gourmet food and Greek sounds perfect. I’ll be checking out on this one.

  63. diana permalink
    07/03/2017 7:17 pm

    hey this is an amazing post. glad to have come across this concept of try the world. I am following it now. descriptive and convincing post. and breadsticks and tzatziki yummm, have always tried to make tzatziki with hung curd here in india, would love to taste the greece origin tzatziki.

  64. Lindsey permalink
    07/03/2017 9:46 pm

    These look great and I’m actually heading to Greece in a few months, so think I may pick up a few bits to bring back but a great insight on to the food

  65. den permalink
    07/03/2017 11:04 pm

    That spicy feta cheese looks good. I hope they ship here in the Philippines because I would want to get my hands on that box!

  66. behgopa permalink
    07/03/2017 11:09 pm

    “Even more importantly, it’s wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.” Robert Mondavi – that quote is life!

    And I heart Greek food. But it’s been a while since I’ve had it.
    The items on the list all look interesting.

  67. annalisanuttall permalink
    08/03/2017 5:27 am

    Yum I like the look of these. What a great selection. xx

  68. Ashley Griffith permalink
    08/03/2017 5:22 am

    I love Greek Food! I love visiting the Tarpon Springs sponge docks in Florida. The Greek community is huge there. The Greek Cannolis are to die for.

  69. mozeci permalink
    08/03/2017 5:59 am

    I live next to Greece. So cheap to go there. Tzatziki is a must. Feta cheese is a special story. In almost every european country you can find that kind of cheese but it’s never the same. Now by the law its forbidden to call it Feta if its not from Greece :). But I never saw chili paste with feta in a jar. Whats that about 🙂

  70. PaulaMS permalink
    08/03/2017 9:39 am

    For several generations, my family has made rolled grape leaves. They are a favorite special treat of mine. The rosemary olive oil that was in your box also sounds wonderful.

  71. Aziel Morte permalink
    08/03/2017 5:14 pm

    I always love to receive a goodies from another country, look like I”m there and taste their best goodies.

  72. Roads and Pages permalink
    08/03/2017 10:41 pm

    I have never been to Greece. I wonder when can I go there but it is one of my bucket lists. Perhaps I can try those when I already visited Greece.

  73. The Editor permalink
    08/03/2017 11:52 pm

    Is it true that “when you go Greek, its always like feast”?


  74. Mhaan (@momyrockinstyle) permalink
    09/03/2017 12:03 am

    What a delightful box of goodies. They all look healthy! How’s the taste of Spicy Pepper with Feta Cheese? It looks tasty!

  75. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    09/03/2017 11:52 am

    Omg how yummy is this box?!?! I just love Greek food!!! Deliciousness

  76. Sauumye Chauhan permalink
    09/03/2017 1:07 pm

    That is such an amazing subscription. I would love to try it. The only thing greek that I have tried is Greek Salad dressings.

  77. according2her17 permalink
    09/03/2017 5:28 pm

    Ooh! At first I thought, meh Greece box – it can’t be that interesting – but now I really want to try it out! It’s a good chance to widen my cultural taste pallet.

  78. sveeteskapes permalink
    10/03/2017 9:06 am

    Looks like this box has some great products. I am eyeing that spicy paste, sounds so yummy and inviting.

    xx, Kusum

  79. Michelle Waller permalink
    10/03/2017 10:18 am

    I got the French version of this box and it was delicious! I would love to get more of them.

  80. Jessica Hughes permalink
    14/03/2017 3:31 pm

    I like this idea for a subscription box service, there are many foods from other countries and cultures that I don’t have much experience with and would love to try. This month’s box is one I would like to explore as I haven’t eaten a lot of Greek food, but have really like the ones I have tried.

  81. May De Jesus-Palacpac permalink
    20/03/2017 5:03 pm

    Here in the Philippines, we have resorts patterned after Santorini and Greek-themed restaurants. I’ve only tasted Greek food once but I want to take the kids for our homeschool. Would be better if we get to go to Greece too.

  82. Claire Santiago permalink
    24/04/2017 2:42 pm

    Greek food is great. They taste flavorful. I have tried a Greek restaurant or two i our local and they are all satisfying.

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