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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our Top 5 Uses For Caper Powder

10 September 2015 || Cooking tips

Capers (flower buds from the caper plant) are a popular ingredient in Italian cooking and give a distinctive aromatic flavour to many recipes. Caper powder is a finely blended seasoning made from sun dried Sicilian capers. Vorrei’s capers grow in the Mediterranean sunshine on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria and are the only ones with […]

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The Top 5 Italian Pasta Recipes Every Fresher Needs to Know!

19 September 2015 || Pasta, Recipes

When it comes to cooking easy, filling and tasty food on a budget you can’t beat pasta! Perfect for Freshers fending for themselves for the first time, a bag of pasta plus a few key quality ingredients can be quickly transformed into a range of satisfying meals that are sure to impress! Once you get your hands on […]

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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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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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Italian Liquorice Powder – A Beginner’s Guide

21 October 2018 || Food and well being, Recipes

Steeped in history and dating back to 11th century Calabria, liquorice powder is an inspired choice to add a little taste of Italy to your cooking. At Vorrei, this in demand product is now easily accessible for all to enjoy.Have you ever cooked with liquorice powder? Send us your recipes! Grown in Calabria, ground and […]

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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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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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Paccheri alla Parmigiana: A Traditional Recipe from the South of Italy

14 September 2015 || Calabrian recipes, Main courses, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

Paccheri alla Parmigiana Parmigiana is a traditional dish made from aubergines. It originally comes from Sicily, but is found in slightly different variations all over the South of Italy. There are many different methods and recipes for making Parmigiana. We have chosen an old Calabrian one (adapted by regional Chef Valentina Olivieri). Valentina’s recipe makes a very soft and delicate […]

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Dried Porcini Mushrooms: a Versatile Ingredient

16 February 2015 || Cooking tips

Fresh Porcini mushrooms are a little hard to come by in the UK, they are also rather pricey and don’t keep for more than a few days. Luckily, dried Porcini are a fantastic alternative. With an intense, concentrated flavour and substantial meaty texture, Porcini are wonderful in everything from risotto to antipasti and sauces. A […]

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