For many of us, travel is synonymous with culinary adventures. So many of our memories about overseas trips are tied to what we eat and drink, whether it’s crunchy fried crickets at a Thai street stall, freshly baked croissants from a boulangerie in France or copious quantities of mint tea from rug sellers in Morocco. Although it’s not possible to visit such places in person at the moment, you can still enjoy the tastes of travel – here are just a few recipes and dishes from our traders that will bring the world to your table.
Reminiscing about sunny summers in Spain? Simply Spanish has paella dinner boxes on Friday and Saturday nights for pick up or delivery. For $25 you get a large paella, side salad and oil/balsamic dressing. Pair with your favourite Spanish wine for an extra $30, or bottle of sangria for $25. Find out more here or email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craving an Indian curry? This recipe for Really Simple Chicken Curry is sure to become a family favourite. Once you get the hang of it, head to Gewürzhaus to find spices to create your own variations and visit Tea Drop for their Honey Sticky Spice Chai which is one of the ingredients in this Indian-inspired dessert.
If south-east Asian curries are more your thing, browse the menu at Bambu: their takeaway or pickup choices include Coconut Curry of Braised Beef and Spicy Curry of Barramundi.
Grabbing a piping hot Turkish gözleme from the stall outside Köy is a ritual for many Market shoppers, but if you can’t make it in person at the moment, text 0422 655 949 to order a vacuum-packed version or check the restaurant’s Facebook page for more information. These toasty treats make a great light lunch by themselves, or you could take the Turkish theme further and try serving them with dishes such as Bulgur Pistachio Salad or the super-simple Menemen (Turkish scrambled eggs).
It’s the perfect time of year for hearty pasta dishes, so recreate the flavours of an Italian kitchen with recipes such as Seafood Marinara or Pappardelle, Veal and Pine Mushroom Ragu with Zeppole (Italian donuts) or Sicilian Cannoli Shells with Chocolate Custard Filling for dessert. Alternatively, there are take-home or delivery options aplenty such as lasagna and gnocchi dishes at Pieno di Grazia, pasta bakes from Canteen, gnocchi and meatballs in an Italian Family Classic Pack from The Small Town Pie Co and cannoli from Cannoleria.
Still got the travel bug? Browse our Recipes for more kitchen inspiration or head to Order & Collect and Delivery Options to find out how to order both ingredients and ready-cooked meals from our traders.