School holiday cooking fun

Teenagers can learn to make a Middle Eastern feast including spicy chicken skewers, hummus, tzatziki, flat bread and tabbouleh at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Cooking School this Easter.

Teens can learn to make a Middle Eastern feast including spicy chicken skewers, hummus, tzatziki, flat bread and tabbouleh …

Explore. Discover. Indulge

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Good food and good cooking are the beginnings of a happy day, the makings of a balanced meal at the end …

The Essential Ingredient staff bake our quiches In the cooking school kitchen attached to our store in The Junction Fair.

Fresh, home made & delicious

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle’s home cooked, fresh meals are a lifesaver for those times when, for whatever reason, you just can’t make it all yourself.

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Newcastle Autumn masterclasses

Join Stefano Marvello in his Lungo Pranzo – Italian Long Lunch masterclass at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle on May 27, 2017.

With autumn finally here it’s time to get excited about cooler weather cooking, so get ready with The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Cooking …

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Recipe: Crostata di Ricotta e Pere Coscia by Emiko Davies

This recipe by Emiko Davies was presented in our first cooking class for 2017 and comes from her latest book, Acquacotta.

Crostata Di Ricotta E Pere Coscia
Ricotta crostata is loved throughout Maremma and in summertime you find baby pears (pere coscia) in all the local markets.  This simple tart is not overly sweet and will be an instant favourite.

Makes …

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The growing culture of “I don’t know how to cook”

Written by Syd Weddell, Managing Director of The Essential Ingredient Franchise Group
We have long admired Stephanie Alexander and her work with children in encouraging them to experience food grown from the earth and how to cook and combine flavours. These experiences may be the first time that these children have handled …

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Preserving the bounty of the season

Plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots piled high; tomatoes, plump and plush, sending their sweet perfume through the market stalls.

It’s late summer and at Essential Ingredient we embrace the sweet fruits of the season so much we also love to preserve and pickle them to have them available through the cooler months.

The act …