Best Seller Spotlight: Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese

11 September 2021 || Cheese

You may be surprised to hear the words ‘vegetarian’ and ‘parmesan’ in the same sentence but at Vorrei we are always striving to bring customers new taste experiences to enjoy and with our Gran Kinara Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese we hope to do exactly that. So, as it is one of our many exciting and original […]

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Cheese Board Accompaniments for Beginners

5 May 2021 || Cheese

Surely everyone loves cheese? If you do you will certainly have a favourite, each with a distinctive, delicious taste but we would be doing you and your cheese a disservice if we didn’t share with you some of our top tips for the best cheese pairings, made to enhance and compliment your cheese board by […]

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Our Top 6 Italian Easter Treats

9 March 2021 || Desserts, Easter, 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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Organic food – What are the benefits?

3 November 2020 || Food and well being, Organic

At Vorrei we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality, natural, tasty Italian produce. From the very beginning, we have been advocates of organic food and many of the products we sell whether individually or in hampers are organic. As the demand and interest grows, we look at what being organic actually means […]

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10 Italian Essentials for your Student Care Package

11 October 2020 || Food and well being

During these uncertain times a student care package is the ideal way to let your loved one know you are thinking about them. This thoughtful yet practical gift provides a much-needed taste of home comfort combined with a luxury twist. Give yourself peace of mind that they are eating well and enjoying a great selection […]

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Spaghetti with creamy Vodka & Lemon Sauce

22 November 2019 || Pasta, Recipes

A splash of vodka can really lift a pasta sauce, giving it an extra kick, bringing out the different flavours in the dish and adding a creaminess – all without any taste of alcohol! Ingredients for 2 people 200g quality Spaghetti 125ml milk 15g butter 1 untreated lemon 1 spoonful of vodka Grated Parmesan salt […]

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Why You Should Be Drinking Organic Prosecco.

8 April 2019 || Wine and Prosecco

In the UK we love Prosecco! It’s easy to drink, fairly low in alcohol, has fewer calories per glass than wine and best of all, it’s affordable at a fraction of the price of Champagne! Since 2009 production of our favourite tipple has tripled. Now 500 million Prosecco corks are popped annually around the world […]

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

3 April 2019 || 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 Colavolpe The first is a traditional Colomba (0r ‘Dove’ cake), made with the highest quality materials by our friends at Colavolpe in Calabria (producers […]

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Anchovies – Why you need them in your diet!

18 February 2019 || Food and well being, Recipes

When you think of ‘superfoods’, kale, goji berries or chia seeds probably come to mind; maybe you don’t immediately think of humble anchovies .. yet they are in fact a superfood, boasting a myriad of incredible health benefits. What’s more, they can be easily incorporated into your diet in a variety of different delicious ways. Packed with […]

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Risotto dell’Amore: The Perfect Recipe 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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Italian Recipes: Spaghetti ca muddica

23 January 2019 || Pasta, Recipes

Italian recipes can be very simple and cheap to make, you only need the best quality ingredients and little time to prepare them. We are going to propose to you a series of lesser known, regional Italian recipes that you will love and we will start with this very popular southern pasta recipe prepared both […]

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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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Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

13 August 2018 || Recipes, Vegan

This is one of the few vegan cookie recipes that doesn’t involve complicated ingredients that are extremely expensive and frustratingly challenging to find in most supermarkets. Despite this they still taste delicious and are perfect for any occasion. After having made different variations we found that the Caputo flour gave the best result- it made […]

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Italian Beach Etiquette – 5 Things You Need To Know!

6 August 2018 || Italian life

Heading to the seaside in Italy this summer? Make sure you read our quick guide to Italian beach etiquette before you go so that you blend in seamlessly with the locals! 1) What to wear  The key word here is ‘glamour’! Many Italian ladies will pack a range of swimwear, pareos, beach dresses, flip flops (often with […]

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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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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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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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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 love a Christmas hamper and have a brilliant selection to suit […]

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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

Pasta Omelette – The classic Italian family recipe for using up pasta! This pasta omelette 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 […]

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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, Panna cotta, 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 […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Italian Pasta

30 August 2021 || Pasta

Italy is undoubtedly the home of great pasta. With every region from every corner of the country offering its own specialities the possibilities are endless and at we are proud to offer you a wide selection of high quality Italian Pasta Online. To help you make your selections and enjoy your pasta to the […]

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Risotto alla Milanese Recipe

6 May 2021 || Recipes, Risotto

Risotto alla Milanese is one of those iconic Italian recipes and typifies northern Italian cuisine. It is made following the classic method for risotto, but what makes it special is the beautiful golden yellow colour that comes from the saffron.  Traditionally Risotto alla Milanese is made with a ‘soffritto’ that includes beef marrow – our […]

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Why We Love Organic, Fair Trade Italian Coffee

5 May 2021 || Italian Coffee, Organic

If you are one of the billion people in the world who need that all-important cup of coffee to kick start your day, then you will be interested to know that there are many benefits to drinking coffee, particularly if it is organic, fair trade Italian coffee! So, if organic coffee isn’t normally on your […]

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Italian Cheese – Our Favourite Five

15 April 2021 || Cheese

Smile and say cheese!…….and we certainly seem to be doing just that; over the years the demand and consumption of cheese has grown worldwide. In 2020 global production of cheese amounted to approximately 21.69 million metric tons and here in UK, 98% of households purchased cheese as a shopping staple. So, is it time to […]

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Comforting Pasta Recipes for Lunch or Dinner

7 February 2021 || Pasta, Recipes

Over the last year there has been an increased demand for pasta. An international study found that 1 in 4 people increased their pasta consumption in 2020. Undoubtedly the pandemic has played a huge role in this rapid growth. Many people are rediscovering the benefits of pasta. Indeed, it is relatively inexpensive, versatile to use, […]

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Our Favourite Easy Autumn Pasta Recipes

22 October 2020 || Pasta, Recipes

As the nights start drawing in it is time to start cooking up some comfort. Whether it is for a cosy dinner for 2, bringing the family together for a meal or for entertaining friends these quick and simple autumn pasta recipes are packed full of goodness and fantastic flavours. Whatever your pasta of choice […]

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Parmigiano Reggiano – Your FAQs

19 April 2020 || Cheese

Known worldwide as the “King of Cheeses” Parmigiano Reggiano is recommended as an important element of our daily diet. It is one of the few foods all naturally made, without any additives! Only milk, rennet and a little salt. It is a highly concentrated cheese and contains only 30% water and 70% nutrients. It is extremely rich in protein, […]

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Home Made Bread: Avoid & Solve the Most Common Mistakes

31 May 2019 || Bread

The benefit of making home made bread is that we know exactly what goes into it. Supermarket bought products are often made from extremely refined flour, contain additives that change the appearance and the taste of the bread we buy, as well as preservatives. Not to mention the fact that it comes in unnecessary plastic […]

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Three Delicious Recipes with Red Tuna Bottarga

5 April 2019 || Pasta, Recipes

A relatively unknown delight, Bottarga was first produced by the Phoenecians and has grown in popularity in Europe in recent years. Unlike anything you will have tasted before, this delicacy is versatile and unique! Want to find out more? Read on!   What is Bottarga? Bottarga is a speciality of southern Italy – particularly Sicily and Sardinia. […]

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A Week of Neapolitan Easter Food

3 April 2019 || 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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Sardinian Fregola Pasta with Tomato Sauce

10 February 2019 || Pasta, Recipes

If you have never tried Sardinian Fregola pasta – now is the time! ‘Fregula Sarda’ looks similar to large couscous but is actually tiny rolled balls or crumbs (fregola means crumb in Italian) made from semolina flour and water. Our fregola have been toasted in the oven which gives them a satisfying unique flavour and mottled texture. […]

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Valentine’s Day Dinner with love from Italy

23 January 2019 || Valentine's Day

An Italian Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner It’s almost that time of the year again – Valentine’s Day – the official celebration of lovers all over the world! Saint Valentine, said to be the first person to ever send a note signed ‘from your Valentine’ was of course Italian and what better way to show someone that […]

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The Best Italian Chocolates and Sweet Treats for Christmas

16 November 2018 || Christmas

Chocolate and sweet lovers of the world rejoice! Just in time for Christmas, Vorrei has a wide range of unique Italian chocolates and exclusive sweet treats for all to enjoy. Whether you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift or fancy a little treat for yourself, you will certainly be spoilt for choice. Cedrata This […]

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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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Buon Ferragosto!

13 August 2018 || Antipasti, Italian life, Recipes, Side dishes

it’s almost Ferragosto, Italy’s traditional midsummer holiday and families up and down the boot will be preparing for their celebrations – menus for huge Ferragosto meals will have been decided upon and the food will be ready to transport to the nearest beach, park or mountain! Now that most Italians no longer disappear on holiday […]

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Caprese Pasta Salad: The Sunshine In Your Plate

18 July 2018 || Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe This is one of our family’s favourite quick summer meals. Pasta salad it’s really easy to make and the flavours go really well together. You need just three main quality ingredients: some fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, the tastiest tomatoes you can find (a little more challenging in England than in Italy unfortunately) […]

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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 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 to be exact. Combining punchy Gorgonzola with creamy Fontina, topped with crunchy pistachios, this is a hearty dinner for those on the go. […]

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Chilli Bruschetta Recipe

10 March 2018 || Antipasti, Recipes

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

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Caputo Flour: the Complete Guide

21 February 2018 || Bread, Cooking tips

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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Natural Wine: Back to Basics

5 February 2018 || 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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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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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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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 […]

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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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Chicken Pasta with Creamy Pesto

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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