Cavatelli with Sundried Tomatoes, Sausage and Porcini

16 February 2015 || Pasta, Recipes

Cavatelli is a traditional southern Italian pasta shape which pairs well with thick, chunky sauces like this one. This is a filling, tasty and quick recipe using several southern staples.  Ingredients for 4 people 1 clove of garlic 50g porcini mushrooms Extra virgin olive oil 360g Cavatelli pasta 4/5 sun dried tomatoes Salt 300g Pork […]

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Tomato Sauce with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

16 February 2015 || Pasta, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

A handful of dried Porcini mushrooms transform this tomato sauce into something hearty and full of flavour. Ingredients for 4 people 25g dried porcini mushrooms 2 small tins of San Marzano tomatoes or a jar of tomato passata Clove of garlic Extra virgin olive oil Chilli pepper – fresh, in oil or powdered Salt Pinch […]

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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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Valentines Italian Chocolate Pudding

9 February 2015 || Desserts, Recipes

Recipe for Valentines Italian Chocolate Pudding Our Valentines Chocolate Pudding (Budino in Italian) is a delicious sweet made with dark chocolate and accompanied by a refreshing raspberry coulis. A budino is a popular dessert in Italy, always nice and light and not too sweet with the consistency of a set custard. Here it is served with cream […]

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San Marzano Tomato Pasta Sauce

6 February 2015 || Cooking tips, Pasta, Recipes

Recipe for San Marzano Tomato Pasta Sauce. This easy recipe for San Marzano tomato pasta sauce will transform a simple tin of these very special tomatoes into a tasty sugar free, healthy sauce which goes well with all types of pasta: Ingredients for 4 people  400g tin of Vorrei’s Agrigenus San Marzano tomatoes Half an onion 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive […]

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San Marzano Tomatoes – Simply the best!

20 January 2015 || Cooking tips, Pasta, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

 What makes San Marzano Tomatoes so great? At the moment it seems that every celebrity chef is talking about them and every Italian recipe requires them. But what do we know about San Marzano Tomatoes and why are they so special? Here’s our top 6  San Marzano facts and our favourite simple sauce recipe using this much revered fruit. […]

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Pasta and Potatoes (Past’e patate)

2 October 2014 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

This is a healty, southern Italian recipe combining pasta and potatoes is typical of the Campania region. It’s simple to make, very cheap (especially without the bacon) and very satisfying! Ingredients for 4 people 400g Pastai Gragnanese mista corta pasta 70g bacon (optional) 70g extra virgin oliver oil 1 carrot 2 sticks celery 1 sprig parsley […]

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Apple Pie with Bergamot Marmalade

2 March 2015 || Cooking tips, Desserts, Recipes

An easy and delicious recipe that combines one of the most famous traditional puddings with a unique Southern Italian flavour – Apple pie with bergamot marmalade. This marmalade with an intense flavour, sweet and tangy at the same time, is a perfect ingredient to add some Mediterranean flavour at your apple pie! Ingredients for the Apple Pie […]

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Dried Porcini Mushrooms with Potatoes

16 February 2015 || Recipes, Side dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dried Porcini mushrooms and potatoes go perfectly together in this dish! This typically Calabrian combination can be served alongside a burger (meat or veggie) or a frittata as a hearty side dish. Ingredients for 2 people 50g dried porcini mushrooms 400g potatoes 1 clove of garlic 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil Salt Pepper Sprig of […]

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Spaghetti with Asparagus Pesto

12 February 2015 || Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

Recipe for Spaghetti with Asparagus Pesto This spaghetti with pesto recipe is an alternative to the classic basil one.  It’s full of flavour, easy to make and healthy and has a main ingredient (asparagus) which is said to be an effective aphrodisiac! You can combine this pesto sauce with spaghetti or any kind of pasta shape that you prefer. […]

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Chocolate Chilli Mousse

11 February 2015 || Desserts

Recipe for Chocolate Chilli Mousse The spicy chilli in this simple but luxurious chocolate chilli mousse complements the dark Sicilian chocolate perfectly creating a memorable flavour and the perfect aphrodisiac Valentines dessert! Ingredients for 2-4 servings 100g chilli chocolate such as Modican chilli pepper chocolate 10g butter 2 eggs 50ml cream (single is fine) Method Cut the […]

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Valentines Chocolate Fondue

8 February 2015 || Desserts, Recipes

Recipe for Valentines Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries This Valentines Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries is a quick and easy way to create a fabulous finale to a romantic dinner for two. The melted Sicilian dark almond chocolate, a renowned aphrodisiac for centuries, goes perfectly with the freshness and flavour of the strawberries. Our recipe is sure to awaken your senses, as well […]

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Lagane Pasta with Ricotta

20 January 2015 || Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

Lagane ccu Ricotta (Lagane Pasta with Ricotta Cheese) This is a super easy (and healthy) Calabrian recipe made with Lagane and just other two ingredients! Lagane is the name for a type of pasta very popular in Southern Italy made just with durum wheat and water. You can now find authentic artisan Lagane pasta in the Pasta and […]

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Vialone nano rice pudding

17 October 2014 || Desserts, Recipes

This thick, plump rice from the Veneto region has a high starch content which gives a super velvety rice pudding!   Ingredients for 6 people: Quarter of a teaspoon of salt 1 cup Riso Margherita Vialone Nano rice 5 cups of milk 3 cups of sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra […]

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Calabrian chilli pasta in spicy tomato sauce

2 October 2014 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

You can of course make this tasty dish with normal pasta but we recommend you try our chilli flavoured ‘Fileja’ pasta. If you haven’t heard of it before Fileja is a traditional Calabrian pasta, rolled by hand around a knitting needle or skewer.   Ingredients for 4 people 350g Calabrian chilli pasta 500g of ripe […]

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