Waitrose launch new Delicatezze range
on: May 14, 2008, 6:55 am
Release Author: Waitrose
Release Summary: Pastures new for gourmet grazing – The
new Delicatezze range from Waitrose
Release Body: Briton’s mealtimes are becoming increasingly
influenced by the informal dining of the Mediterranean. This tradition
of relaxed meals made up of dishes to share has inspired the launch
of Waitrose Delicatezze.
Delicatezze is a feast of flavours, colours and textures
from sunny Mediterranean countries. Egyptian-influenced
Carrot and Beetroot Falafels appear
alongside Italian-style marinated Seafood Salad
and Adriatic Anchovies with Braised Fennel.
signature recipes include crisp pastries typical of the Lebanese
and Greek traditions such as Leek and Feta Sambousek
and Lamb and Spinach Pyramids. Another key dish
from the Delicatezze range from Waitrose
is Pissaladiere, a Provencal pizza,
which is made with a crisp puff pastry topped with sautéed
onions then hand garnished with green olives and white anchovy
can also delve into delicious Delicatezze dips,
such as the new Vibrant Beetroot and Tahini Dip
which is sweetened with pomegranate molasses and horseradish cream,
or the Roasted Butternut and Sweet Potato
Dip with sweet caramelised onion, nutty tahini and cumin.
Both of these Eastern European style summer
recipes are traditionally enjoyed with warmed pitta.
the best ingredients, the new range from Waitrose
are ideal mix and match summer
cooking dishes for picnics, a long lazy lunch or an impromptu
dinner with friends.
Delicatezze Buyer, David Stone said, "Spain
rustles up tapas, Italy digs into antipasti and the Eastern Mediterranean
tucks into mezze. Each region has its own delicious recipes but
all are served and enjoyed as a relaxed meal. Delicatezze
brings together these delicious cuisines but with all the hard
work already done."
Silvena Rowe, who helped to create many of the recipes
in the range, was inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean food of
her Bulgarian and Turkish heritage, explained, "It’s
all about flavour and ingredients, and robust, honest, hearty
food to share with friends and family."
continued, "Traditionally, pastries are sprinkled with
sesame or caraway seeds. We’ve put them in the pastry which
adds to the flavour. I also wanted the Delicatezze
falafels to be less dense than the traditional ones, so we’ve
added lots more vegetables, which makes them really light and
vibrant in flavour."
Delicatezze is made up of over 30 delicious appetisers
which have been created to be enjoyed hot or cold.
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