Unexpected Italian Superfoods

11 April 2018 || Food and well being

It’s likely that you’ve heard of the term “superfood” – a name given to mysterious foods that are said to slow down ageing, prevent chronic disease and help you to achieve an overall better quality of health. From chomping on kale, gorging on blueberries through to drinking mysterious spirulina, incorporating superfoods into your diet is […]

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Spaghetti with Gorgonzola Piccante and Pistachios

16 March 2018 || Pasta, Recipes

There’s nothing quite like a simple pasta recipe during the weekdays to make life a little easier. And so, this week, we’re sharing a simple pasta recipe for lovers of cheese: Gorgonzola Piccante to be exact. Combining punchy Gorgonzola with creamy Fontina, topped with crunchy pistachios, this is a hearty dinner for those on the […]

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Chili Bruschetta Recipe

10 March 2018 || Antipasti, Recipes

This chili bruschetta is full of Mediterranean flavour and really simple to prepare.You can use any type of bread for toasting but a thickly sliced farmhouse style loaf is best. Ingredients for 6 bruschetta: 200g tomatoes 30g Cenzino organic extra virgin olive oil 1 clove of garlic 1 chilli pepper 1 tablespoon of capers 100g Vorrei […]

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Porcini Mushrooms: Health Food of the Year

4 March 2018 || Food and well being, Recipes

Due to their myriad of health benefits, mushrooms (particularly porcini mushrooms) are set to become 2018’s biggest superfood trend. In fact, we are predicted to spend more than £35 billion on mushrooms over the next seven years, and here’s why. A recent study found that mushrooms contain remarkably high amounts of two antioxidants: ergothioneine and […]

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Spaghetti with Colatura di Alici (Anchovy Sauce)

2 March 2018 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

Recipe for Spaghetti with Colatura di Alici Spaghetti with “Colatura di Alici” is really a simple dish, can be cooked by anyone and it doesn’t take much time. In a few minutes, you can serve a dish which is special, healthy and delicious. The Colatura di Alici is an ancient Roman recipe (Colatura derives from […]

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Nonna Giulia’s Pizza Recipe – Step by Step

27 February 2018 || Recipes

Pizza – An Italian classic that is cheap and easier to make that you think! Nothing beats the classic Margherita pizza, the original Neapolitan recipe created for Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1889. It’s still the simplest but most loved pizza in Italy today. The story of it’s invention goes that during a royal tour […]

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Caputo Flour: the Complete Guide

21 February 2018 || Bread, Cooking tips, Uncategorised

The importance of high quality flour when used in Italian cooking, specifically pizza making, is something that cannot be underestimated. For many, however, knowing what flour to use remains a mystery. After all, how many types can there really be? As one of our most commonly asked questions, therefore, we thought we’d compile a blog […]

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Introducing Périgord Truffles

26 January 2018 || Food and well being

It can sometimes be hard to find the positives in winter: grey clouds, dark nights and summer days feeling like a distant memory. At Vorrei, however, we think we’ve found the perfect reason to be happy this winter – and it comes in the form of a truffle! Between the months of December and March, […]

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Balsamic Vinegar Recipes You’ll Love

18 January 2018 || Antipasti, Desserts, Recipes, Salads

Balsamic vinegar is most certainly one of the top Italian ingredients that can change everyday foods into a unique, mouth-watering experience. Original Balsamic Vinegar is made from the reduction of grape juice, usually Trebbiano or Lambrusco grapes. The rich, dense liquid that derives from this reduction, called must, is then put into barrels for several […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Italian Christmas Party Food

7 December 2017 || Christmas

Christmas would not be Christmas without a delicious spread of food and drink and at Vorrei we’re passionate about bringing the best possible products to the table. To help you put together the ultimate spread this festive season, therefore, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Italian Christmas party food! This guide is perfect for an informal […]

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Get Ready for Christmas with Panettone Cake

7 November 2017 || Christmas, Christmas recipes, Desserts

The festive season is just around the corner and our thoughts (and tummies!) are turning to some of our favourite, festive Italian treats. In Italy, the nation’s favourite has to be the Panettone cake; with the average Italian buying five of these delicious treats over the Christmas period! You can learn more about the history […]

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Celebrating Italian Week on The Great British Bake Off!

13 October 2017 || Recipes

In honour of The Great British Bake Off and its first ever Italian Week, we thought it only fitting to dedicate a blog post to one of the episode’s food challenges: pizza! With The Great British Bake Off contestants struggling to create the perfect margherita pizza, we thought we’d lend a helping hand with a […]

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Black Summer Truffles: The Great Taste You Expect at a Price You Won’t!

12 June 2017 || Cooking tips, Pasta, Uncategorised, Vegan, Vegetarian

Experiment with Black Summer Truffles – All The Flavour at a More Accessible Price! Who doesn’t love the delicious, earthy flavour of fresh truffles? That wintery aroma that fills your nostrils and tingles your taste buds, leaving your mouth watering with craving! Truth is, these special little treats can be expensive just as much as […]

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Going Natural: Why Natural Wines Are The Next Big Thing

19 May 2017 || Wine and Prosecco

From New York to Sydney, the world’s most fashionable eateries are all following the same trend: A move towards serving natural wines. Recntly two more of the Big Apple’s most notable restaurants, Rouge Tomate Chelsea and Four Horseman have decided to go natural with their choice of grape juice, and the reason why is very simple. […]

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Fusilli Bucati Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

19 March 2017 || Pasta, Recipes

This colourful Fusilli Bucati pasta dish makes a quick, easy and healthy lunch or evening meal. It literally takes 15 minutes to prepare and tastes as good as it looks! Fusilli Bucati are long spiral spaghetti strands – ours are the real deal from Naples – lovely and firm and springy and they retain their […]

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My Top 6 Italian Easter Treats

5 March 2017 || Desserts, Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Happy Italian Easter! Much less commercialised than in the UK, Italian Easter celebrations focus on food, friends and family. They also focus on the more solemn, religious aspects of the holiday. Like many Italian holidays, Holy Week is characterised by rituals and traditions, and celebrated in many diverse ways across Italy, which reflect the regional differences. […]

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Artichoke Leaf Pasta with Leek ‘Carbonara’

3 March 2017 || Pasta, Recipes

This beautiful, delicate pasta is shaped like an artichoke leaf and has been hand made with artichokes. It has a wonderful texture and generally pairs well with fairly simple sauces.   Ingredients for 4 people 400g Artichoke leaf pasta 4 leeks Chunk of old crusty bread Pecorino cheese Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste […]

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Top 10 Italian Love Phrases!

3 February 2017 || Italian life

Somehow everything sounds so much better in Italian, from simple words such as ‘Fagiolino’ (the word for bean) and ‘Stuzzicadenti’ (tooth pick) to the many ways of expressing ‘amore’. You are never too old (or young) to learn Italian, so in honour of Valentine’s Day, here are our top 10 Italian love phrases: 1)   Ti […]

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The Ten Italian Kitchen Accessories You Can’t Live Without

1 November 2016 || Accessories

A collection of lovely Italian kitchen accessories will keep your cooking fun, your kitchen functional and create the right atmosphere for creating fabulous food! Kitchens are the heart of every Italian home! Everything revolves around ‘la cucina’ and we are not  just talking about food… The Italian kitchen is a hive of activity, a welcoming place for the […]

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Our Favourite Boozy Christmas Hampers!

11 October 2016 || Uncategorised, Wine and Prosecco

Nothing says Christmas like fabulous boozy hampers! And here at Vorrei we have an outstanding selection of indulgent gifts that any adult will love, combining delicious Italian treats and some wonderful organic tipples. Your friends, family and colleages will absolutely love these Boozy Christmas Hampers and you will definitely be crowned best Christmas present donor of the year! […]

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Sparkling Prosecco Wine and the Worm

10 September 2016 || Wine and Prosecco

A Worm Seems To Be The Secret To Italian Sparkling Prosecco Wine Perfection  Just a few moths ago the recognized scientific magazine Plos One published an article about a new species of worm, which has been discovered thanks to the work of the fantastic team of Professor Maurizio Guido Paoletti. This worm, which was named Eophilia […]

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Creamy Pesto & Chicken Pasta

10 September 2016 || Pasta, Recipes

This is a healthy but tasty and creamy pesto and chicken pasta dish that’s quick and easy prepare for week-night suppers or weekend lunches. Ingredients for 4 people 320g Rigatoni pasta 4 tbsps Pesto 80g Parmesan 300g Chicken breast 300ml Creme Fraiche 10 Cherry tomatoes Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Method Step 1. […]

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All About The Smart Food Diet

30 August 2016 || Food and well being

The Smart Food Diet: A Bestselling Book That is Changing The Views of Italians on Nutrition A new book on nutrition written by the Italian journalist Eliana Liotta in collaboration with the head of research of the IEO (European Oncology Institute), Pier Giuseppe Pellicci, and the nutritionist who coordinates the Smart Food project at the […]

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Prosecco Cocktail Recipes

18 August 2016 || Drinks, Wine and Prosecco

Summer is finally in full swing here in the UK and the time is just right to take advantage of warm, sunny days and mild, pleasant evenings with a Prosecco cocktail! We know how relaxing and enjoyable a night home with friends can be, so why not make it all the better by creating some […]

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Zia Connie’s Corner – Veal Braciolette

16 June 2016 || Main courses, Recipes

This month Zia Connie’s recipe is a traditional Neapolitan dish for the meat lovers amongst you: Veal Braciolette! Aunt Connie’s Veal Braciolette in Chianti Wine Jelly Sauce with Truffle Butter Mash Braciolette are thin, veal slices that are rolled up and are kept in place with cocktail sticks. This dish is a true traditional emblem of the Neapolitan […]

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Our Top 5 Pasta and Rice Salads For Summer

14 June 2016 || Recipes, Salads

Dreaming of summer we’ve come up with a list of our favourite quick and easy pasta and rice salads – perfect for lunches, light evening meals, barbeques and picnics with friends and family. Pasta and Rice Salads: Great to share! An easy way to make a healthy, nutritionally balanced and tasty meal without having to […]

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Superfoods and their Super Powers

1 June 2016 || Food and well being

Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Nothing could be closer to the truth, especially when we talk about Superfoods. But what exactly are Superfoods? They are mostly derived from plants – fruits, berries, spices and seeds which are particularly rich in active ingredients and beneficial nutrients which are good […]

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Zia Connie’s Corner – Neapolitan Potato Croquettes

24 May 2016 || Recipes, Side dishes

Welcome to our new column of recipes and ideas (starting with delicious Neapolitan Potato Croquettes) from Zia Connie, a modern Italian Auntie with a passion for cooking! Check our blog posts to find her latest favourite recipes and top cooking tips. But first…meet Aunt Connie! Connie Amato is the 2.0 version of the classic Neapolitan […]

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Farfalle with Salmon and Asiago Cheese

12 May 2016 || Cheese, Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

This recipe made with aged asiago cheese is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner and it is really easy to prepare. We have used farfalle pasta but you can choose any pasta shapes that you have in the cupboard. Ingredients for four people 400g. Farfalle pasta (butterfly shaped) 200g Smoked Norwegian Salmon 50g Aged […]

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Gnocchi with Castelmagno Cheese

7 May 2016 || Cheese, Main courses, Recipes

Castelmagno cheese is one of Piemonte’s most unique and esteemed cheeses. This DOP cheese (Protected Designation of Origin) can only be produced in three municipalities in the province of Cuneo. Strong, but pleasant and aromatic, this cheese is a popular table cheese and is also used in many Piemonte dishes. Gnocchi with Castelmagno is probably the […]

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Pecorino and Parmesan Cheese Biscuits

3 May 2016 || Antipasti, Cheese, Recipes

These savoury biscuits made with both authentic Pecorino and Parmesan cheese are a tasty treat for picnic, parties or just to snack on at home! They are really easy to make, but good quality cheese is essential for the best flavour. We added Pecorino as well as Parmesan to give a sharper, stronger taste to the […]

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Italian Street Food Tales: Florence

29 April 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Following our last post on Street Food in Sicily, here is the second in our occasional series about Italian Street Food, and this time we are in Tuscany! Italian Street Food Delicacies from Beautiful Florence Tuscany is home to some of the most famous dishes in Italy and perhaps not one of the places you might think of […]

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Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Beware of Imitations

13 April 2016 || Food and well being

With the growing popularity of the Mediterranean Diet, Italian extra virgin olive oil has become the must-have ingredient for a balanced, healthy diet. Everybody wants their own little stock in their pantry and many people around the world are substituting the heavy, saturated fats used for cooking with the lighter choice of extra virgin olive […]

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Dried Italian Herbs – A Quick Guide

30 March 2016 || Cooking tips

Italian herbs are extremely helpful when cooking and they also have many health benefits when you eat them on a regular basis. A single herb can totally transform a simple dish of pasta and tomato sauce giving it that extra flavour and authentic Italian taste. Here’s a short list of the dried Italian herbs most of which […]

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Easter Bread with Coloured Eggs

18 March 2016 || Bread, Italian life

Italian Easter Bread Recipe This simple, colourful Italian Easter Bread is a real favourite and is prepared by families across Italy in the days leading up to Holy Week. Children have great fun dying the eggs and decorating this braided loaf. This a soft bread with a light lemon flavour. It goes with everything, from cheese […]

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Make a Healthy Dinner for Under £5 Per Person

16 March 2016 || Pasta, Recipes, Risotto

7 Delicious Italian Healthy Dinners for Under £5 Per Person Would you like to prepare a delicious Italian healthy dinner for the family but without completely draining your pockets? Well, we have some great solutions directly from our website! Be inspired by our meal plans for under £5 per person feeding a flock of four. Here […]

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Italian Street Food Tales – Sicily

23 February 2016 || Eat your way around Italy

Welcome to our first post of a new series dedicated to the marvellous world of Italian Street Food! First of all, let’s clarify what Street Food is all about and where the trend started. Street Food is basically an informal type of meal you can buy from a street vendor or at a market. Usually you […]

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Reach The Lost Pleasures with the Aphrodisiac Diet

11 February 2016 || Food and well being

Needing a little help in the passion department? Don’t worry! We are here to offer you some natural aphrodisiac remedies. The right combination will help you to prepare an alternative “spicy dinner” for you and your partner that will ensure a very happy ending in the bedroom. So, let’s begin! Put aside the traditional oysters for […]

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Our Favourite Roman Pasta Dishes

16 April 2018 || Eat your way around Italy, Pasta, Recipes

Want to recreate some of Rome’s most iconic pasta dishes? We’ve put together a guide to our favourite Roman pasta dishes which can be prepared at home with just a few ingredients combined in different ways. All of these dishes are simple and incredibly tasty and have been around for years. Roman cuisine is real […]

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Introducing Organic Free Range Calabrian Black Salami

23 March 2018 || Cured Meats

We’re delighted to introduce our exclusive new product: Organic Calabrian Black Salami! Vorrei’s latest, exclusive products; including Soppressata, Salsiccia and the infamous ‘Nduja sausage are all derived from Calabrian Black Pigs. Reared by artisan producers in the wilds of Calabria, on Italy’s metaphorical ‘boot’ in Southern Italy, this cured pork is truly some of the […]

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Ten Steps to Italian Pasta Perfection

6 March 2018 || Cooking tips, Italian life

Your complete guide for a perfect pasta dish! Perfect Italian pasta doesn’t stick together, it’s not soggy or lukewarm and you definitely shouldn’t add oil to it! Here are our ten tips for making it just like mamma! 1) Your pan should be as large as possible and ideally nice and tall rather than wide. 2) […]

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Modican chocolate pancakes

3 March 2018 || Desserts, Recipes

A must for chocolate lovers, Modican chocolate is a chocolate full of history made following ancient manual Aztec methods, brought to Modica, Sicily by the Spanish in the 16th century. No one else produces chocolate in this way anywhere in the world and no other chocolate tastes quite like this. Needless to say it makes […]

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Pair Pasta & Sauce Like an Italian!

27 February 2018 || Cooking tips, Pasta

Did you know that there is a pasta shape to complement every pasta dish out there? In Italy there are pretty strict rules about pasta and sauces. If you are a pasta connoisseur this might all come naturally to you but if not it can all seem a little confusing!  No one really knows how […]

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Modica Chocolate: The Complete Guide

26 February 2018 || Chocolate

At Vorrei, we pride ourselves on sourcing the most authentic, historical and traditional Italian products to share with our customers – and this is no different when it comes to sourcing our favourite Italian chocolate! In fact, we stock a chocolate that is perhaps one of the world’s most best kept secrets: a chocolate that originates […]

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Natural Drinks to Help With Weight Loss

8 February 2018 || Food and well being

It seems the entire world is obsessed with weight loss. There are diet plans all across the internet and shakes, powders, pills, and fad diets that are guaranteed to help you reduce your weight. Nature has provided us with the tools we need to shed unwanted fat, we simply have to know where to look. […]

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Panettone French Toast with Berries

19 January 2018 || Christmas recipes, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

Recipe for Panettone French Toast with Mixed Berries Panettone French Toast is a great recipe for a delicious dessert or a luxurious breakfast using left over Panettone slices. If yours disappeared well before Christmas it’s a great time to find bargain Panettone in the shops, most will have a best before date well into 2017. We […]

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The Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

17 January 2018 || Food and well being, Vegetarian

Balsamic vinegar is an original artisan product that hails from Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy. Made from white, sweet grape, it is simmered to a concentrate (known as must) before being left to ferment in wooden barrels: much like wine. The must is moved between different wood barrels over the years of fermentation, so […]

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5 Italian Vegetarian Recipes for Christmas

22 November 2017 || Christmas recipes, Vegetarian, Wine and Prosecco

Catering for vegetarians over the festive period can be tricky – with often uninspiring results! At Vorrei, however, we’re firm believers that vegetarian food doesn’t need to be dull, and delicious Christmas inspired veggie food and drink is more than achievable. To prove just that, below is a round-up of our favourite Italian vegetarian recipes for food […]

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10 Truffle Products To Try This Season

18 October 2017 || Pasta, Recipes

As the nights draw in and the temperature dips, it’s time to replace those summer salads with rich, warm comfort food. Adding Italian truffle to your dishes is the perfect way to add a dash of indulgence to your food this autumn and is easier to do than you think. Below is everything you need […]

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Crushed Potatoes with Spicy Gorgonzola

14 August 2017 || Recipes, Side dishes

Spicy Gorgonzola cheese is wonderful for cooking with and can be used in many recipes. It’s great for making sauces, which are ideal for pasta or rice dishes or tasty potato gnocchi. We love it too as a topping for salads or as in this recipe, potatoes. These crushed, spicy potatoes make a quick and […]

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Love Panettone? Then Don’t Miss Our Handmade Italian Easter Cakes!

19 March 2017 || Easter

This year we are excited to be bringing you two very special Italian Easter Cakes, made exclusively for Vorrei by our favourite ‘Pasticcieri’ or artisan pastry chefs. 1) Traditional handmade Colomba Easter Cake by Franco Apa The first is a traditional Colomba (0r ‘Dove’ cake), made with the highest quality materials by innovative, expert pastry chef […]

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3 Colomba Cake Creations You Must Try!

6 March 2017 || Desserts, Recipes

Easter is coming and we can’t wait to eat our chocolate egg and a big slice of Italian Easter Colomba cake to celebrate! If you like to try something different there are some great recipes with Colomba Cake, so why not taste this traditional speciality and get baking in a creative, delicious way! 1) Colomba […]

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Paccheri Pasta with Roasted Pumpkin and Gorgonzola

3 March 2017 || Pasta, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

This paccheri pasta recipe looks so inviting – perfect for a chilly evening! If you can’t find pumpkin, butternut squash would work just as well. Ingredients for 4 people 320g Paccheri Pasta 400g pumpkin 100g gorgonzola dolce 200g button mushrooms 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese Dried rosemary and thyme Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste […]

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The Italian Cupboard: 20 Basic Italian Ingredients

9 February 2017 || Cooking tips

The Italian ingredients in a traditional kitchen cupboard will be fairly consistent across Italy, although there are enormous differences between the Italian regions and huge regional variations in cuisine. Below we’ve compiled our top 20 list of the Italian ingredients that you need in your kitchen, in order to make delicious Italian dishes. 1. Extra virgin […]

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14 Christmas Hamper Ideas for Foodies

29 October 2016 || Christmas

A Christmas hamper packed full of delicious Italian food and wine will delight every person on your list this Christmas! If the way to someone’s heart really is through their stomach, a food and drink present is always a good idea! At Vorrei we have a brilliant selection of Christmas food hampers and quality food […]

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7 Easy Recipes With Italian Cheeses

16 September 2016 || Cheese, Pasta, Recipes, Risotto

Italy is without doubt a country with a rich cheese-making heritage. Each individual cheese plays an integral part in the landscape and is deeply woven into the specialities of each region. There are so many recipes associated with the Italian cheeses that we stock, it is always hard to select just a few – they […]

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5 Happy, Healthy School Night Pasta Recipes

10 September 2016 || Pasta, Recipes

So it’s back to school time…back to routines and ‘proper meals’ and back to wondering what on earth to cook tonight! At the end of a busy day the last thing you want is to be slaving over the stove; meals must be quick and easy, ideally please kids and adults alike and of course, […]

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Tasty Pasta Omelette

10 September 2016 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

This is the classic Italian family recipe for using up pasta – it works really well with spaghetti and tastes amazing – it’s a real hit with our kids who turned their noses up until they tried it and loved it! The spaghetti should ideally be plain (i.e. without any sauce). Of course you can […]

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5 Terrific Tiramisù Recipes

30 August 2016 || Desserts, Recipes

Tiramisù: The Classic Italian Dessert  What’s not to love about Italian desserts?…Crème Caramel, Pannacotta, Zabaglione…they are all absolutely delicious and richly flavoured, moreover, each one of them tells a regional story packed-full of traditions and culture.One of the most famous Italian desserts, known both for its amazing, coffee-infused succulence and for the fact that it […]

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Becca’s Chicory and Gorgonzola Antipasto

7 June 2016 || Antipasti, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes

This is a light and healthy antipasto which tastes creamy and indulgent at the same time. The gorgonzola compliments the bitterness of the Chicory. It’s the perfect appetiser for a warm evening but would also be great served on a large platter at a barbeque. Chicory has a small head of cream-coloured, bitter leaves. This […]

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Italian Street Food Tales: Naples

25 May 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Following on in our series of articles on Italian street food (Street Food in Sicily and Street Food in Florence), it’s time to head to the Campania region, home to one of the most significant cities when it comes to scrumptious food: Naples! Ready, grab your forks…get set…go! Naples Street Food: Neapolitan Pizza and Much […]

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Gorgonzola Dolce and Walnut Crêpes

3 May 2016 || Cheese, Main courses, Recipes

This is a deliciously indulgent recipe – combining creamy Gorgonzola dolce, Mascarpone and chopped walnuts with a cheeky drop or two of Cognac to give your crêpes an extra kick! The crêpes are made with whole grain flour though so you won’t have to feel too guilty about their filling! Crêpes can be prepared in advance and filled […]

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Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe

19 April 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Main courses, Vegetarian

Aubergine Parmigiana is an Italian must-try! This classic baked, veggie dish combines the rich, earthy taste of aubergines with the juicy, sunny tang of tomato and basil sauce. Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese complete this dish and give it that extra, rounded flavour, typical of Italian cuisine. A name that could mislead you The name itself […]

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Natural Wine: Back to Basics

1 April 2016 || Drinks, Vegan, Wine and Prosecco

The bad news about what’s in the wine we drink Over the years, wine making has gradually become more and more industrialised. Chemical pesticides are widely used in its production, from the cultivation of the vines all the way up to wine bottling. Strangely, wine is one of the few food industries that is not regulated […]

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Nonna Giulia’s Gnocchi Recipe

18 March 2016 || Cooking tips, Recipes, Vegetarian

A classic Italian gnocchi recipe We were always a little scared about making our own potato gnocchi (pronounced ‘nyockee’) so we asked Nonna Giulia for her trusted gnocchi recipe and to show us the process step by step – and it’s actually easier than we thought! Gnocchi make a great alternative to pasta or risotto, […]

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Dried Figs: Five Easy Dessert Ideas

17 March 2016 || Desserts, Recipes

Dried figs are not only deliciously chewy and decadently sweet; they are also an extremely healthy type of food. The fresh fruit is generally available from May through to September, with a slight variation in size (the larger ones are usually available in May whilst between July and August you can find the smaller, sweeter ones), […]

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A Week of Neapolitan Easter Food

2 March 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Neapolitan Easter Food Traditions  The celebration of Easter in Naples is quite an event, combining established religious practices with traditional customs, some of which have pagan origins. Yet, the pivotal part of this holiday for the locals is most certainly the culinary itinerary they will be following! For the typical Neapolitan, food is always an important part of each […]

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Organic Wine – The Facts

23 February 2016 || Drinks, Wine and Prosecco

In everyday modern life organic is gradually taking over, and it’s not just about sustainable farming or free-range, non-GMO chickens: Nowadays, end consumers are way more informed and conscious about what they are eating and won’t tolerate the addition of shady chemicals or harmful pesticides to their desired products. For this simple reason, organic foods […]

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Staying Healthy and Fit with the Mediterranean Diet

17 February 2016 || Food and well being

The Mediterranean Diet, according to medical and wellness studies, is the best nutritional regime one could possibly follow. Such a diet follows the eating habits of mainly the Italian, Greek and Spanish cultures that tend to consume foods rich in fibres, loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, and prefer using olive oil rather than butter […]

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Gluten Free Maccheroncini alla Casanova

5 February 2016 || Pasta, Recipes

Giacomo Casanova, the greatest lover of all time, it is said, loved food, almost as much as he loved women! He allegedly feasted on 50 oysters for breakfast every day claiming that they were ‘a spur to the spirit and to love’ and perfected the art of seduction by assuring his many companions that he had […]

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Organic coffee – why you should be drinking it

2 February 2016 || Drinks

Coffee has gradually made its way towards the Olympus of healthy and energy-boosting drinks. Over the last few years, many scientific studies have been conducted into the benefits of coffee in contraposition to the undoubtedly negative side effects of its excessive consumption. The positive properties of this incredibly ancient drink are plenty and varied, but […]

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Spicy Chocolate Aphrodisiac Fondue

27 January 2016 || Chocolate, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

At Vorrei we are big fans of super hot Italian chilli pepper and we love this Valentine’s recipe for a spicy chocolate fondue with a kick! Surprise your loved one with a fun Valentines Day gift to share! This is a really easy dessert which can be made very quickly just before you are ready […]

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