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The Mediterranean Pantry Hamper

£80.00

Tasty Mediterranean treats from small artisan suppliers in Catalonia, Puglia, Piedmont and Sicily to store in your pantry for special occasions, or when you just need to take your tastebuds on holiday! A great gift for foodies who love to travel.

Contents:

  • Iozzino's Fusilli Casarecce Pasta. These short noodles were traditionally made by rolling small rectangles of dough around a thin wooden pin. The twisted shape makes it perfect for holding sauces sich as a simple pesto, or a chunky sauce with tomatoes, cheese and vegetables. Iozzino use 100% Italian wheat and the water of their local spring to make their bronze drawn pasta. The bronze die and the slow drying give the pasta a rough texture that is a perfect vehicle for your sauce.
  • Perche Ci Credo's 'madre' or 'mother' sauce is sweet and full bodied, and made with only fresh tomatoes, a pinch of salt and a little basil.
  • Perche Ci Credo's 'cacio & pepe' sauce is a full-bodied tomato based sauce with an intense flavour of cacio cheese and black pepper. It's inspired by a simple and tasty Roman recipe that combines a lightly fried onion, fresh tomato pulp, extra virgin olive oil and a shower of cacio cheese and black pepper. A pinch of parsley is added at the end of the cooking process.
  • Leccino olives - these are hand-picked and left to ferment, to eliminate the bitter taste of oleuropein (an alkaloid found in olives). They are then seasoned with salt, flavoured with oregano, pitted and preserved in extra virgin olive oil. They are perfect served with aperitif drinks and cocktails, or an excellent ingredient to use when making pizzas, focaccias or any number of pasta sauces or meat and fish dishes.
  • Green olive pate - produced by a Sicilian cooperative committed to preserving sustainable local methods of processing the region's prized Nocellara olives.
  • Taralli Classici - Zio Pasquale's taralli are the best version of this traditional Puglian snack that we have tasted. We’re in love with the crispy fennel infused mini-bagels that crumble in the mouth with an intense flavour experience.
  • Barroero's 'L'altra Torta' (meaning 'other cake') is indeed a cake like no other. Its a delicious brownie-like cake, handmade from delicious Piedmont IGP hazelnut paste and dark chocolate without flour. You have to try this melt in the mouth treat!
  • 'Pimiento Cherry Relleno de Queso' (cherry peppers stuffed with cheese). These delicious little snacks are popular nibbles in Spain, where peppers thrive in the year round sunshine of its southern regions. Conservas Alamanaque is a small, family run factory, using traditional artisanal methods to produce canned organic fruit and vegetables from the Ebro riverbank.
  • Crema de Pimiento del Piquillo (piquillo pepper cream). Create a delicious appetiser by spreading this delicious soft piquillo pepper cream on toast or crackers, use as a dip with breadsticks or fresh vegetable crudités, or as a topping for canapés. Equally it makes a great pasta sauce, oran accompaniment to meat or fish. Perhaps even a sandwich filling! Made from the best piquliio peppers, artisan production methods ensure that all the flavour of the peppers is perfectly preserved.
  • Crema de Alcachofa (artichoke cream). Create a delicious appetiser by spreading this delicious 'crema de alcachofa' (artichoke cream) on toast or crackers, use as a dip with breadsticks or fresh vegetable crudités, or as a topping for canapés. In Spain the artichoke is prized for both its taste and its health benefits.
  • Olives stuffed with anchovies. These Spanish green olives are a saltier variety, stuffed with anchovies. Great with a glass of sherry, or a vermouth garnished with a slice of orange or mixed with 'sifon' (soda water). They are produced by Conservas Almanaque, a small, family run business using traditional artisanal methods to preserve organic fruit and vegetables from the Ebro riverbank.

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