CURRENT PRODUCTS

I hope you will come to think of me as your ‘Personal Shopper’ in Italy. I can show you many things about the experience of living, eating and shopping in Italy, all in the comfort of your home.

Prices will be set at whatever the converstion rates are at the time of purchase in Italy.  I am specializing in products not available here.  Fresh, full flavored items Italians use in their own home cooking.

There are dried porcini — the most magnificent mushrooms you’ll ever taste Their fragrance is almost overpowering in their dried form. It is earthy and reminds you of fields and warm fires.

Heavenly in risotto, or any soup, stew or pasta dish

PORCINI – Dried Porcini Mushrooms
Italy delivered Dec 013

Usually I can find two qualities of porcini, both are super flavorful.   And, both are well worth their dcos

POMODORI SECCHI – SUNDRIED TOMATOES
These most beautiful, bright sun dried tomatoes you’ll ever see.Campagna Sundried Tomatoes
From Compagna, they are richly flavored and can be used dried or re-      hydrated. Don’t forget to use any of the liquid used to hydrate – it’s very   flavorful and can add a depth of flavor and richness to any dish.

Here’s a great recipe for a dried tomato vinaigrette. Lots of flavor and fresh taste for any kind of greens.

Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon minced shallots
½ teaspoon chopped fresh herbs (any mix of basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, mint)
2 tablespoons chopped dried tomatoes, rehydrated in tepid water for 10 min.
1 small clove minced garlic
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place all ingredients except oil in food processor and puree about 4-5 minutes. While processor is running, slowly drizzle oil into other ingredients. Yield is about 1 cup.

I am so happy to be able to bring you spices from the world famous fresh market in Campo dei Fiori, Rome. This market has been in existence since the 13th century. While “Spezie Famose nel Mondo” (Famous spices of the world) has been there at least three generations, the Berardi brothers have increased the scale and size of their booth. Mauro has developed a way of flash freeze drying the spices so they retain their flavor a full two years if kept in the plastic bags they sell them in. Marco works in the booth, but I’m not sure he speaks any english, he’s the quiet son. Marco, is quick to pull out his notebook of press clippings from all over the world. While he promised for about ten years to create a website, I’m pretty certain it will never happen. BUT. He has agreed to permit me to finally bring his spices to the US.

Spezie Famose nel Mondo

The most popular is Campo dei Fiori Mix – it’s a combination of garlic, parsley, oregano, pepper, red pepper flakes and more.

Campo dei Fiori Mix –

Puttanesca Mix

Mauro’s Mix – This is without garlic and can be used with or without heat.

Peroncini

Caccio & Pepe – (This is really a extra fine ground pepper) but seems to retain the flavor of fresh ground.
L’Aquila Saffron threads

Olio Nuovo from Tivoli

Please note our prices are based on current availability and exchange rates.

Email your order requests and we’ll reply immediately with what we can deliver and current prices. Contact me directly at expresslyitalian@aol for information on how to order.

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12 thoughts on “CURRENT PRODUCTS

    Raquel Rammos said:
    January 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hi, I have been searching for a spice mix that I purchased a couple of years ago at Campo de Fiore and stumbled upon your company. How do I order and do you have a catalog?

      expresslyitalian responded:
      January 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Raquel,
      I have available the spices from Mauro Berari, Spezie famose nel mondo, which is in Campo dei Fiori in Rome. He’s third generation in the Campo and has been taking more and more space over the years. While Mauro is pretty much world famous for his mixes (which truly do stay potent for two years if stored properly), his most famous is the Campo dei Fiori mix. Mauro does ship within Italy, but is not interested or able to ship outside the country. I do not have a catalog. I am basically a personal shopper. If you want more information on my service, I’ll happily add you to my mailing list for my newsletter and send you additional information on what I have available. I make a couple trips a year and have most of the spices from Mauro year round. I’m in the process of putting together a news letter now, and will send it out in a couple weeks, so look forward to receiving it soon. Thanks for your inquiry. Kathleen

        Gina Nativio said:
        November 12, 2015 at 2:08 am

        Raquel,
        I am interested in purchasing some herbs from campo. I too, have purchased from Mauro and was very pleased. Would love to find a way to acquire more to give as holiday gifts. Will you have any available for purchase? Could you please add me to your mailing list? Thank you!

        expresslyitalian responded:
        November 12, 2015 at 7:35 am

        Gina,
        You are in luck! I leave Rome in a couple days. A newsletter will go out today and I have added you to my mailing list. To order all you need do is email me. Lots of Mauro’s mixes are coming with me.

      expresslyitalian responded:
      January 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Raquel,
      I don’t have a catalog, but I do have a newsletter that I am readying to send out this week. If you’ll send me your email address I’ll add you to my mailing list. Send your email to: expresslyitalian@aol.com. Thanks. Kathleen

    Nadia Loza said:
    January 14, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Hello,

    Can i please be added to your newsletter? I am interested in purchasing the spices from Campo die Fiori in the future

      expresslyitalian responded:
      January 14, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Nadia, I’ll be happy to add you on to my mailing list. I’m sending out a new newsletter this week. Let me know if you don’t get it. Send an email to expresslyitalian@aol.com

    Joe Holtzman said:
    April 26, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Please add me to your email list. I recently returned from Rome with these spices…. They are amazing

    Eloisa Basile said:
    July 9, 2017 at 12:45 am

    ciao, come posso preparare la caponata di zucchine? L’ho comprata Il mese scorso ma non ho trovato nessuna ricetta..
    Grazie mille

      expresslyitalian responded:
      July 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Grazie per la tua domanda. Purtroppo, negli ultimi anni il campo è riempito di venditori che vendono spezie mix. Il mix che hai chiesto probabilmente non è quello di Mauro. E, mentre ho esaminato molte delle miscele di altri produttori, non sono tutti a conoscenza di loro. Mauro vende zucchine, ma è una zucchina tagliata e secca. Immagino che basta aggiungere l’olio d’oliva alla tua misto perché come caponata sarebbe un mix per un antipasto. Spero che ti aiuti.

    Jennie Price said:
    September 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I would love to get your newsletter and purchase herbs from you. I recently stayed at the Rome River Inn and walked through the markets every day. I love the herb mixes i brought home but would really love to buy some more if possible – to use till my next trip to Rome.

      expresslyitalian responded:
      September 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      Jennie, Thanks for your request. I will add you to the newsletter list. I am in the process of preparing a new letter, which will go out in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I will send you the last one so you can see the kinds of things I usually have available. I hope you bought some of Mauro’s mixes from Campo dei Fiori, they are really the best, and so fun to play with. I am always happy to answer any questions you have about any of the products or how to use them. Glad you found me. Kathleen

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