Mustard Fruits

One of the joys and challenges of cooking is inventing and perfecting flavour combinations.

While the key to adding …

Type “00″ flour: for perfect bread & pasta


Nothing beats home-made. Serving your own bread or pasta will always elicit heartier gasps at the table than something you’ve …


elBulli 2005-2011

‘elBulli 2005-2011′ is now available from your nearest The Essential Ingredient store.


Until its closure in 2011, elBulli was widely considered the world’s best restaurant.

With three Michelin stars and a record five-time #1 ranking in Restaurant Magazine’s ‘Top 50 Restaurants’ list, the Spanish restaurant was described as “the most imaginative generator …


Exclusive recipe: Greg Malouf’s Rabbit B’stilla with Lebanese-style Cabbage Salad

This recipe has been created exclusively for The Essential Ingredient by the father of Contemporary Middle Eastern Cuisine, Greg Malouf.

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From Greg Malouf:

“This recipe is a tribute …


Why we love Rouille Sauce

Mayonnaise is easy to love.

Silky consistency, provocative sheen and a richness that endears it to so many other ingredients and dishes, from prawns to hamburgers.

Even better, make a few calculated adjustments and it evolves into something entirely different but just as wonderful; a creamy salad dressing, garlicky aioli or …

The Vista Alegre Colour Coffee Cup and Saucer Collection

Vista Alegre Colour Collection

The Vista Alegre Colour Coffee Cup and Saucer Collection

Of the many exquisite pieces in our exclusive Vista Alegre range, the spectacular Colour collection has become the most beloved.

The unmatched quality …


Seasoning a steel or cast iron frying pan or wok

Though it is common knowledge that a newly purchased cast iron or carbon steel frypan, skillet or wok requires ‘seasoning’, a lot of mystery still surrounds the practice.

The bare metal of your new frying pan is extremely porous, so food will stick easily, not …