Still looking for the ultimate, original foodie Christmas present?

Well look no further. Why not give the one you love Squisito gift vouchers this Christmas. The present that keeps on giving. Present the e-voucher to your foodie friend and all they have to do is book a convenient date and topic. Choose from Artisan courses ranging from sausage making, curing and smoking, pasta, gelato and bread making. Some thoughts from pupils “Alex, you are a natural teacher – full of passion that you want to pass onto others – with a real love of what you do. We’ve had such a good day starting with a cracking breakfast and you took us at our own pace. Well done to you both. We’ve had a hands-on day and will head South full of enthusiasm with some new skills to apply. Until next time . . . ” Nick (November 2011)

“Days like this don’t come around often – delicacies appearing throughout the day . . . porc tartare – mindblowing brie – local beers – arancello. We’ve tried a few tastings these last few years and the day we were making sausages turned out the best of all. Alex has taught more amusing connotations of sausages than I could ever have thought up and left us with kilos of of the output to take home. Thanks for giving my Pa a great birthday.” Doug. (November 2011)

Or for those with a sense of advernture and lovers of Italian food then Secret Squisito Supper Club Gift Vouchers are perfect. See www.squisito-deli.co.uk for more info on specific courses and to purchase vouchers in our shop. What could be easier? Some thoughts from Secret Squisito Supper Clubbers
“The best supper club food I’ve had in a long time” Ms Marmite
“Such a joy to eat fabulous local food, cleverly cooked with a love and knowledge of the good things in life” Fran
“What a fun and tasty evening – you guys set the standard” Tasha

For last minute shopping we are will be bringing our sausages, pork shoulder mince for stuffing, fresh herbs, spices, mostarda, coffee, flour, meatballs, pesto, pasta, salami, taralli, olives, bread, crespelle, salt beef, pork and Chianti terrine, crabapple and chilli relish, limoncello jam, smoked garlic, Rayburn roasted ham with mostarda glaze and cloves and last but not least the wonderful lambos (which go fast, pardon the pun), to Moseley Farmers Market, Birmingham this Saturday, Christmas Eve from 9-1. It will be busy so if you want to avoid the crush just email sara@squisito-deli.co.uk or tweet your order and I will put it by for you.

We will also be selling gift vouchers and our favourite cookery book this year by the wonderful Ms Marmite aka Kerstin Rodgers, The Supper Club cook book – “This book is unique – not only is it incredibly beautiful, full of Kerstin Rodgers’ whimsical style (think French vintage with an edgy, slightly subversive twist), it is also eclectic in terms of recipes. This is because it is based upon The Underground Restaurant – the author’s supperclub which is never allowed to rest on its laurels, but is constantly coming up with interesting themes. The book includes some of these, including a Midnight Feast of black food (Black Russians, Squid-ink Tortelloni, Marmite Chocolate Cupcakes) and Elvis Night (Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches, Blackened Catfish) and the ridiculously pretty Flower Menu (Stuffed Courgette Flowers, Marigold Bread, Elderflower Fritters, ice cream served in a Flower Ice Bowl). Other interesting ideas include making butterscotch schnapps with Daim bars, vodka and your dishwasher, flavouring popcorn with butter, chilli and lime as well as taking lots of things back to first principles – candying citrus peel, for example.

This is a lovely cookery book, full of things I personally would like to try, but it’s also an excellent read, offering as it does a glimpse into what is clearly a fascinating life.”

BUON NATALE!

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