Risotto dell’Amore: The Perfect Receipe for Valentine’s Day

4 February 2019 || Recipes, Risotto

Recipe for Risotto dell’Amore. This unusual, savoury dish ‘Risotto dell’Amore’ combines fruit and rice and works really well. The strawberries give the risotto a burst of flavour without too much sweetness as well as a beautiful colour. We think it’s a great recipe to try for a Valentines meal with a twist! Ingredients for 2 people […]

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Liquorice, Saffron & Pistachio Risotto

23 October 2015 || Recipes, Risotto, Vegetarian

We love this unusual risotto recipe packed with interesting flavours, it’s pretty quick and easy to make and it’s tasty and healthy too. We have used organic liquorice powder from Calabria, the home of some of the best liquorice in the world.  Just a spoonful of this spice ground from the liquorice root gives a wonderful […]

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Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

12 February 2015 || Recipes, Vegetarian

Recipe for Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms The risotto with porcini mushrooms is a classic Italian Autumnal main course with a tasty and aromatic flavour coming from the King of mushrooms: the Porcino. In this recipe we use dried porcini mushrooms which are easy to find all year round but you can of course also […]

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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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Rice Salad With Aubergine Summer Recipe

18 July 2018 || Recipes, Salads

This is a rice salad with a difference – packed full of mediterranean flavours, simple to prepare and great for a summer lunch, barbeque or picnic. Rice Salad Ingredients for 6 – 8 Portions 500g Arborio Rice 350g Cherry Tomatoes 250g Fresh Pecorino or Feta Fresh mixed herbs such as basil, parsley Chilli Pepper (powder, […]

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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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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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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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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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Diamante’s Chilli Pepper Festival

28 February 2015 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Calabrians love peperoncino (chilli pepper), they put it in everything from pasta and risotto to cocktails and ice cream. They believe that chillies bring good luck and scare away the ‘malocchio’ or evil eye and naturally they produce the best and spiciest chillies in Southern Europe. So if a region is qualified to hold an […]

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Prosecco Risotto – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

18 January 2016 || Recipes, Risotto, Vegetarian

Open a couple of bottles of your favourite Prosecco (one to sip whilst taking turns stirring and one to cook with) and have fun in the kitchen on Valentine’s Day with this delicious, warming Italian risotto recipe. Good quality Italian ingredients are the key for this recipe – we recommend Carnaroli or Arborio Italian risotto […]

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Risotto with Gorgonzola & Pear Mustard

3 April 2015 || Recipes, Risotto

Recipe for Risotto with Gorgonzola and Pear Mustard This week’s easy, super-tasty recipe was given to us by the ladies at Casa Forcello near Mantova in Northern Italy. Casa Forcello is an all-female artisan company which produces our fruit mustards and wine jellies in small batches with fresh fruit from local growers. A fruit mustard […]

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Meet our Producers: Acetaia Giusti Balsamic Vinegar

26 October 2018 || Eat your way around Italy, Meet our Producers

In the stunning Italian countryside, just outside Modena, you can discover one of Italy’s hidden treasures. The Acetaia Giusti (Giusti Balsamic Vinegar) was founded in 1605 and through seventeen generations it has grown to be the oldest and most prestigious of balsamic vinegar makers. The family-run company employs traditional methods of production using 600 year […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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