School holiday cooking fun

Teens 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.

Banish school holiday boredom with our classes for kids and teens at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Cooking School this Easter break. Don’t be alarmed but Friday April 7 is the last day …

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 School’s Masterclass series, designed to lift your kitchen game with …

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 …

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 …

Street Food Asia by Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen is one of Australia’s best loved chefs.

His latest book, Street Food Asia, will take you on a stroll through the heady, fragrant back streets of Asia to discover street food at its very best.

From main streets to back alleys, you will visit some of his favourite places. Places where street food still reigns supreme.

Street Food Asia is full …

Nordic Light by Simon Bajada

Simon Bajada, chef, photographer and food writer, has engrossed himself in the food culture of the Nordic countries.

Nordic Light, his new book, is a celebration of nourishing, vegetable centred food that is delicious and simple to prepare.

Dinner at award-wining Noma in 2006 was the catalyst for Simon’s love of Nordic cooking and Nordic Light pays homage to this.

Simon’s recipes draw on traditional ingredients …

Avocado Oil

Cold pressed avocado oil is delicious and extremely versatile.

Its high smoke point makes it suitable for shallow frying and its brilliant emerald green colour looks stunning as a finishing oil.

This avocado oil has an intense vegetable character with a distinctly avocado flavour. It is fantastic in Latin American dishes and on salads and vegetables or …