Carluccio's Blog: Entries filed under Food
Posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are typically associated with Halloween lanterns. Not so in Italy. It’s only been in the last few years that pumpkins, or as they’re know in Italy “zucca”, have been associated with anything other than autumn menus. Inside the hard orange or yellow skin, the bright orange flesh is sweet and honied so they’re a real crowd pleaser - perfect in risottos, pasta and soups.
Posted on September 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm
We’re not talking chocolate truffles here; we’re talking the real deal – the type that Italian truffle hunters will scour the countryside for. Truffles are, weight for weight, one of the most expensive foods going. They’re considered to be a knock-out sensory sensation and luckily a little goes a long way. A few shavings can lift a dish.
Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:08 am
A fond Italian saying is that risotto is literally a meal in the palm of your hand. This couldn’t be more true – a handful of rice can cook a yummy, comforting supper. It’s also really easy to whip one up, making it a perfect mid-week meal. In the UK however, people tend to over think rice. It’s the worry over the consistency that seems to start alarm bells ringing. So to stop you running for the panic button, here are a few of our top tips before you start on your very own risotto crusade.
Posted on May 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Can't get away this summer? Carluccio's brings the flavour of Italy to your very own patch of green. Pick up a delicious picnic hamper and celebrate the best of Italy in Britain.
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 9:14 am
Whilst you won't find the Easter bunny in Italy, there are lots of interesting Italian rituals to discover. Since Easter is the end of Lent, food plays a big part.
Posted on January 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Olive oil in Italy is like bread and butter to the western world. An Italian family will get through litres of the stuff every month. No Italian table is complete without a bottle of olive oil taking centre stage.
Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Our foodie team has been busy all spring making sure that our picnics are suitably yummy and ready for the summer calendar. With Wimbledon, Lords, Kenwood & Hatfield House (don’t get us started on the racing calendar!) on the horizon, our chefs have alfresco dining on the brain.
Posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm
The Foodie team at Carluccio’s is still trawling through the goodies they brought over from the Milan Food fair. The problem is they're almost too beautiful to eat!
Posted on May 4, 2011 at 9:15 am
The sun’s out and summer is looming. Now’s the time to rediscover last year’s favourite picnic spot. At Carluccio’s we’re proud of the fresh ingredients we use and want to share them with everyone (not just our guests). Our gourmet picnics bring restaurant-quality food to the great outdoors.
Posted on February 4, 2011 at 10:00 am
Take a look at the new additions to our Valentine's deli range