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.
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 one tart – serves 8

Ingredients:

1rcpe                     Sweet …

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 raw food and created a meal.

Since the 1960s there has …

Happy New Year

2016 has been an exciting year of new store openings in Newcastle and South Melbourne and many new products, like our exceptional Kitchen Garden Tool range, hand crafted for use in the cook’s garden.

Ensuring that each of our stores has an abundance of cook’s essentials along with knowledgeable staff to inspire better cooking …

Recipe: Jewelled Rice Stuffing

This ‘stuffing’ is loosely based around a Persian polow, a regal rice dish typically served at celebrations.

Laced with butter and saffron, this mix is fragrant and full of fruit and nuts.

This delicious Middle Eastern mix may be used as a stuffing for turkey, chicken, lamb or even fish and vegetables or simply served as a side dish.

Note: Pomegranate molasses may also be …

Win: A spectacular book set

***** THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED ******

Thanks to Hardie Grant we have 3 fantastic book sets worth $120 to give away: The Ultimate Cook’s Manual AND Patisserie.

The Ultimate Cook’s Manual (published November 2016) gives readers all the technical know-how required to become an expert in the art of cooking.

Each of the recipes feature a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a hero …

The Essential Ingredient Gift Boxes

At The Essential Ingredient, we put a lot of effort into creating our gorgeous gift boxes.

Want to gift somebody the highest quality kitchen essentials or take them on a culinary journey to Spain?

Perhaps you’d like to send some festive and delicious Christmas cheer.

Our gift boxes are specially designed …

Kitchen Garden Tools

The Essential Ingredient is proud to introduce our wonderful new range of kitchen garden products. See the full range in your nearest The Essential Ingredient store (Canberra excepted), or buy a selection online.

Professional chefs and home-cooks alike understand the connection between provenance of ingredients and the quality of the resulting dishes.

Food-lovers increasingly want to connect with their ingredients; to …