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Stirred in the Press

Here at Stirred we love what we do. But it’s always good to hear that other people love what we do, too. Which is why it’s so exciting when we...…Read more »

Give the Gift of Stirred this Christmas

At a loss for what to get a foodie friend or family member this year? Looking for that perfect last-minute Christmas food gift idea to fill a stocking? We may just...…Read more »

Italian Christmas Food Gift Ideas

At this time of year we often get asked what Italians do for Christmas. What do they eat? What do they drink? What are their seasonal specialities? How do...…Read more »

A Jewel in the Lagoon

A Spotlight on the Best Venice Islands Venice itself is not always synonymous with good food and good wine. Think comically expensive hotels with comically pricey fare, cleverly located...…Read more »

Carpaccio di Manzo

Beef Carpaccio Recipe Serves 4 Ingredients 250g piece very best beef fillet (thin end) For the dressing: Juice of 3 juicy lemons 150 ml extra virgin olive oil 1...…Read more »

Risotto con Funghi

Mushroom Risotto Recipe Ingredients For the main dish: 300g arborio rice 500g large flat open cultivated mushrooms 60g dried funghi porcini, soaked in 1 litre warm water 75g butter...…Read more »

Pumpkin Ravioli Recipe

Autumn’s well and truly underway in the Veneto. And this seasonal pasta dish is perfect for bringing a bit of warmth to an otherwise chilly evening. Ingredients For the...…Read more »

Walking in the Veneto

If you were put on the spot and asked to conjure up iconic “must do” experiences of the Veneto, what might you come up with? Venice, naturally, would top...…Read more »

Bocca di Lupo October Cooking Course

Bocca di Lupo – the celebrated champion of regional Italian cuisine in London – has been kind enough to lend us its star Chef de Cuisine Jake Simpson for one...…Read more »

Tom Whitaker October Cooking Course

Stirred is delighted to announce that Tom Whitaker will be taking over the kitchen at Palazzo Casagrande in Northern Italy from 4th to 10th October 2015 A MasterChef finalist, private chef and...…Read more »

Stirred’s Recipe for a Successful Cookery Holiday

The end of our early summer cookery holidays drew to a close last week at Palazzo Casagrande – a tried and tested formula worked a dream once again. The...…Read more »

The Art of Menu Planning

Cooking is not the only skill required to pull off the perfect dinner party. Menu planning is in itself an art. Achieving the right flavour and textural combinations is...…Read more »

A Trio of Summer Pasta Recipes

PASTA WITH ZUCCHINI, BOTTARGA AND LEMON ZEST Serves 4 as a main course Preparation time: 10 mins. Cooking time: 15 mins This is a great Sicilian summer pasta recipe...…Read more »

Stirred’s Guide to Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta is made with eggs and a soft flour which the Italians call ‘00’ flour or ‘doppio zero’ as it is extra fine. Fresh egg pasta is traditionally...…Read more »

Chocolate Torte & Recioto: A Match Made in Heaven

One of our favourite recipes from the Stirred kitchen as enjoyed by our lovely group of guests last week. Amazing with Masi’s Recioto dessert wine. CHOCOLATE TORTE Serves 8...…Read more »