Greetings! Summer is flying by, but there's still plenty of time to fire up the grill. So, I'm happy to report that Global Grub is up and running at our new facility in NorCal, and our delicious DIY Jerk Kit is back in stock! Since you’ve been so patient, I have a special offer for my loyal Jerk Fans: Purchase a DIY Jerk Kit through Labor Day* and receive a FREE KIT. To redeem, purchase at least one DIY Jerk Kit on GlobalGrub.com and when you checkout, include "YaMon" in the notes section. We will automatically include an extra kit in your shipment (Global Grub will select kit and it will not show up as an item in your cart). That's a $10 value! Plus, as always, free shipping on orders over $50.
Still need some convincing? Here are the top reasons to cook up Global Grub's Jerk Chicken at your next BBQ:
The authentic Jerk marinade is sweet, savory and spicy all at once, and will take your chicken (or shrimp!) straight to Flavor Town! Choose your spice level, then calm your mouth with the addicting creamy coconut rice side dish (included too!). Serves 4+.
Food + Wine Agrees!
OK, since you might be thinking I’m a little biased…
Food + Wine named us one of the best “DIY Kits,” specifically: "A fresh and accessible introduction to cooking around the world, Global Grub kits have clear step-by-step instructions and do most of the ingredient sourcing for you. The jerk chicken kit even packages the hot habaneros separately so you can play it safe or go for that classic mouth-burning heat.”
Maybe you want to reminisce about your trip to the Caribbean and/or maybe you simply have a case of Wanderlust. Either way, enjoy our authentic Jerk Chicken, play some Bob Marley tunes, sip on a Red Strip and you’ve got the best next thing!
Mix It Up
Global Grub's cooking kits make it easier to explore foods of the world in your own kitchen. With perfected recipes and pre-measured ingredients, there's no need to cook the same ol' things. Global Grub does a lot of the legwork so you can focus on the fun part of cooking. No more searching around for every ingredient and buying big jars (that often go to waste).
Buy Local, Eat Global
What makes us different than the many meal kits out there? I call it the “freedom factor!” Global Grub kits include non-perishable ingredient only; add your own fresh ingredients, so you can "Make it Yours." “Buy Local, Eat Global” by incorporating meat and produce from your local store or farmers market.
Time to start thinking about Labor Day (hint-hint: Jerk Chicken)!
Enjoy the rest of summer and as always…
Carley (Chief Global Grubber)
DIY Jerk Kit Includes: Jerk Spice, Habaneros, Rice, Rice Spice, Shopping Guide (for a few fresh/basic items), Drink Pairing Suggestions, Detailed Cooking Instructions. Serves 4
*Offer valid while supplies through 9/5/16. Limit 1 per person. US only.
For many Mexican families, a tamalada (the Spanish word for “tamale party”) is synonymous with the holidays. Multiple generations gather around the kitchen to make a ridiculous amount of tamales, oftentimes in the hundreds. The tamales are shared and enjoyed with family and friends throughout the season, sometimes given as a gift (I accept!). Traditional rituals include the Grandma’s prayer to the tamales and Spanish guitar music in the background, to name a few.
To me, a tamalada is an excellent excuse to gather your crew for a memorable dinner party. The whole point of a tamalada is to enjoy the company of your friends while you prepare the tamales together. But, if hundreds of tamales seem a little much, rest assured you can host a simple tamale party on a more doable scale. I’m talking about a dinner party for 4-8 people to make 18-36 tamales. And you don’t have to be a tamale expert, and it doesn’t have to take all day. How’s how…
My love of tamales prompted me to create the DIY Tamale Kit when Global Grub launched back in 2012. I know I might be a little biased but I still think it’s one of the coolest kits… I mean, how many people can say they’ve made their own tamales from scratch!? I was so bummed when I had to discontinue the DIY Tamale Kit in 2014, but it didn’t make sense to keep it “on the menu,” mainly because of some production issues with those pesky little cornhusks (examining each husk to ensure the dirt, bugs and imperfections that are so natural to produce weren’t passed on as a yucky surprise in the kit; it accounted for too much time and waste).
To my delight, my super awesome customers have expressed a longing for the return of the DIY Tamale Kit. They’ve said things like, “the tamales are absolutely delicious,” “the flavors are so authentic,” and “I would’ve never tried making tamales, if it weren’t for your kit”...
We’ve all been there. Your 5-7 go-to recipes are on rotation and they’re getting real boring! But they’re tried-and-true. I get it. I can be a victim to the dreaded rut too, especially when life is extra hectic (have I mentioned I recently sold my house? Moving is the worst!). However, I’m here to remind us all that there’s too many wonderful foods in this world to be cooking the same ol’ things.
Here are 7 easy ways to mix things up: