Tag: gourmet products

Ingredients: Seaweed

There is something about seaweed as an ingredient that catches our  imaginations. It creates stunning garnishes, intriguing textures and unique sensations that have seen it carve out its own flavour profile in the Asian kitchen. Like so many exotic foods before it, seaweed is making the journey across worlds to change the way we think about flavo...

Doña Chonita Mexican Sauces

Doña Chonita create simple stir-through sauces that allow you to create authentic (and we mean authentic!) Mexican dishes in a matter of minutes. Simply brown your meat, pour and stir your way to a festive feast for the whole family. Pipian Sauce 350g A classic mix of  chillies and spices with traces back to Spanish roots. Great with meat, fish...

Zokoko Artisan Chocolate

The team behind Zokoko are dedicated to making amazing bean to bar chocolate that is reflective of its origin. Their chocolate has a depth of flavour that is rich, intense and incredibly satisfying because Zokoko source the finest cacao beans from around the world and use traditional artisan methods to make their chocolate unique. Special Relation...

McClure’s Pickles

In 2006, using their great grandmother Lala's recipe, 2 boys from Michigan began making small batches of classic American pickles in their tiny Michigan kitchen. They learned how to make the pickles from their grandfather and parents and now continue the tradition with a bit more room. The pickles, relish, bloody mary mix and other McClure's prod...

Cheese and the Perfect Pairing

There is so much more to cheese pairings than just quince paste and wine. Our Grand Opening for The Cheese Counter will feature some amazing cheese pairings including a French washed rind cheese drenched in champagne and a goats cheese drizzled with rose syrup and served on rosemary flatbread.  For those who can't wait to find out what is trendi...

The Milk that Makes the Cheese

It’s Saturday afternoon and there you are, at the cheese counter of your local gourmet grocer. You have already picked the wine, you know that you really love that olive tapenade from Mudgee and there are definitely going to be some candied fruits on the platter, but the cheese…what do we do about the cheese? A good place to start in selecting ...

Fresh Truffles

Discover the fascinating journey that is the truffle growing process, from spore to black gold, in our feature below. Please note that fresh truffles at The Essential Ingredient Rozelle have ended for the 2015 season. Tumbarumba NSW, population 1487 people, built on timber-milling and a brief encounter with gold mining. Current claim to fame…A...

Caring For Fresh Truffles

Truffle season is our favourite time of year, and to help you get the most from these elusive and coveted earthy gems we have listed the guide below. We have also included some of the many tricks of the trade you can employ to capture the aroma of stored truffles in other foods. For more information or to share your inspiration leave a comment be...