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Italian Wedding Traditions – Our Quick Guide

Getting hitched in Italy is as joyous an occasion as it is in the UK, if not more. A day filled with laughter, tears, and the people we love, Italian weddings, just like ours, are naturally coupled with the finest food, wine, and gifts one can offer. So should you be...

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Italy’s Ferragosto Holiday – Sunshine, Company & Great Food!

This week it's Bank Holiday in Italy, the traditional Ferragosto holiday marking midsummer. Families up and down the country will be getting ready for their celebrations – menus for huge Ferragosto meals will have been decided upon and the food will be being prepared...

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Our Favourite Italian Cheese Recipes

If you visit Italy and are a cheese lover, you really will be spoilt for choice. Each individual Italian region, city and village boasts a myriad of typical local cheeses with each product representing the area’s cultural and farming heritage.  There are so many...

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Italian Organic Wines – Why You Should Try Them!

Imagine being able to enjoy a few glasses of delicious Italian wine with friends WITHOUT having to worry about how you might be feeling the next morning? Well.... now you can.... as how you feel in the morning depends greatly on the quality of your wine! Choosing high...

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Want to win this Italian Picnic Hamper?

Enter our latest Prize Draw and be in with a chance of winning one of our lovely new Italian Picnic Hampers! Italians have picnics down to a fine art and it's all about simplicity and tasty ingredients. There are so many amazing goodies to choose from that it's easy...

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Cucina Povera – Easy Recipes to Try at Home

What is Cucina Povera? Cucina Povera (the kitchen of the poor/frugal cooking) has its origins mainly in Southern Italy and dates back to times when families had no means to provide fancy, expensive foods. History of Cucina Povera  Many lower class, country families...

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Win this luxury Father’s Day Gift Box!

Enter our prize draw and be in with a chance of winning your Dad one of these gorgeous 'Le Terroir' Gift Boxes for Father's Day! This is an incredible assortment of hand made chocolates and fig specialities presented in a beautiful gift box. Made with the finest local...

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A-Z of Italian Food and Cookery Terms

Continuing on with our blog post series on Italian food and cooking, (read our first blog post here on A Beginner's Guide to Italian Cooking), we've put together a handy A-Z of Italian food and cooking terms! Although Italian cooking isn't a hard cuisine to master,...

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A Guide to Italian Picnic Hampers!

With Spring finally starting to make an appearance, our attention is turning to warmer days and al fresco dining! Although not quite the rolling Tuscan hills, at Italian Hampers we like to think an authentic Italian picnic is still achievable in good old Blighty. To...

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Wedding Hamper Gift Ideas

With the wedding season creeping up fast, we thought it was time to put together a blog post on our favourite Italian wedding hamper gift ideas. Buying for newlyweds isn’t always easy, especially if you’re late to the wedding gift list. Faced with a £1,000 vase or...

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Our Five Favourite Italian Birthday Hampers!

Shopping for birthday hampers for a true foodie can be a stressful experience. Panicked you’ll pick something inadequate for your food aficionado, many people resort to restaurant vouchers or a cook book to avoid disappointment. For a real foodie, however, nothing...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Cooking

For many, the thought of cooking from scratch after a long day at work is a tiring one - especially when tackling a new cuisine! One of the joys of Italian cooking, however, is that many dishes are actually very simple to cook. Forget hours slaving over a stove after...

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Food That Means Business – Corporate Gifts with a Difference

Food that means Business - Corporate Gifts with a Difference Rewarding hard-working employees or finding appropriate corporate gifts to impress a client can often be an uninspiring task. From gimmicky mugs or USB sticks through to generic store vouchers, it can be...

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The Five Pillars of Vorrei Italian Hampers

Vorrei Italian Hampers is far more than just an online hamper website. Built on a passion for authentic Italian food, culture and Mediterranean-style healthy living, we’re a business founded on core Italian values. Located in Saffron Walden in England, Italian Hampers...

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Our Favourite Valentine’s Day Hampers and Recipes

To celebrate the fact that we're already half way through January (yay), we're looking ahead to February and - being Italians - Valentine's Day! To help you prepare for the most romantic day of the year, we've put together a guide to our favourite Valentine's Day...

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Last-Minute Foodie Gift Guide

Is Christmas creeping up fast? Have you got the familiar feeling of panic that you're running out of time to get everything done before the big day? Let us lend a helping hand with our last-minute foodie gift guide this Christmas! From pizza hampers, sweet gifts...

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Top 5 Vegan Friendly Food and Wine Hampers

At Vorrei Italian Hampers, we're passionate about providing delicious and authentic Italian food and wine that's compatible with all dietary requirements. Our products are sourced from small farms and family businesses in Italy - all of whom we know personally - with...

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Our Pick of the Best Christmas Hampers this Season

A Christmas hamper packed full of delicious Italian food and wine is the perfect way to spoil a loved one this Christmas. If the way to someone's heart really is through their stomach, then you can’t go wrong with one of our Italian Hampers this festive season. At...

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Our Favourite Boozy Christmas Hampers

Nothing says Christmas like fabulous boozy Christmas hampers! Here at Vorrei Italian Hampers, we have an outstanding selection of food and wine gifts that any adult will love; combining delicious Italian treats and some wonderful organic tipples to launch you into the...

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