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  • 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. School holiday cooking fun 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 of term in NSW, and it won’t...
  • buy bamix australia Buy Bamix stick mixers in Australia Bamix is a name that has long been synonymous with quality. While many other hand blenders have appeared (and disappeared) from the market, the Bamix has been a kitchen fixture for generations. Created in Switzerland in 1954- the first...
  • creme_brulee Catalan Cream – a timeless classic There’s something wonderful about rediscovering an old treasured recipe. This one comes with thanks to Jenni, a long time  customer, who has held onto an Essential Ingredient newsletter from 2002 and brought in store to share with us. There is...
  • We should  be drinking plenty of water every day. Cheers to better hydration Hydration is just as important in the cooler weather as it is in summer, and even more so if you indulged in a little too much alcohol.   It’s easy to lose track of just how much water you’ve had,...
  • Escargot---Landscape Escargot; a French icon Few ingredients are as iconically ‘French’ as escargot. Simply the French translation of ‘snails’, escargot has been considered a culinary luxury in Western Europe since the days of the Roman Empire. Traditionally, French snails are served with herbed garlic...
  • 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.
  • Come in to The Essential Ingredient and be tempted by our delicious range of ice cream and gelato this Easter. Ice creams for adults Looking for something other than chocolate this Easter? Maybe a treat for yourself? Ice-cream isn’t just for kids and at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle we have a freezer full of newly delivered grown-up temptations: Serendipity Super Premium Ice Creams...
  • knife_350 Knife sharpening services Your knife is your most important tool in the kitchen. You’ve chosen it carefully, investing in the highest quality blade you can afford to get the best, safest and most consistent results. But over time, with the many tasks...
  • May the Fourth be with you 2 (6) May the Fourth Sale at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Happy Star Wars Day – May The Fourth Be With You. If you’re ready to update your kitchen appliances, now is the time to do it. For four days only, from Thursday May 4 to Sunday May 7, we’re...
  • stefano class Newcastle Autumn masterclasses 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 an intensive hands-on experience. Whether you want...
  • Danish 1A Open Sandwiches By The Book Sometimes it’s not just about the food. Sometimes it’s as much about the conversation. And that means serving dishes that won’t interrupt free flowing discourse. For more than 15 years, The Novel Lovers book club has met every month...
  • Le-Creuset-Oval-Casserole-350 Slow down for autumn Summer has faded and at last it’s time to pull out the stockpots and casserole dishes from the back of the pantry. There’s no doubt the Australian summer has many delights, from luscious tropical fruits and barbecues to colourful...
  • microplane-zester-grater-40020 The Kitchen Gadget Arsenal Who doesn’t love a kitchen gadget? Nobody. It doesn’t matter what kind of cook you are; an old school stickler, an inventor, a crazy creative, or someone vastly more practical we all have some form of kitchen gadget in...
  • We have a fantastic array of Easter goodies to indulge your sweet tooth. The sweetest things for Easter If there’s only one time of the year when you indulge your sweet tooth, Easter has to be time to do it. There are so many delightfully decadent goodies from which to choose. Whether it’s chocolate, sweet biscuits, honeycomb,...
  • cherry pie 2 Twin Peaks Cherry Pie In honour of the return season of the classic TV show Twin Peaks here’s a cherry pie recipe that’ll kill ya * *not literally Ingredients: Pie crust 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 250g unsalted butter, cold 125ml...
  • Welcome to the *new* Essential Ingredient Newcastle The new Essential Ingredient Newcastle store is now open, with many times more space than the former store and filled with a host of exciting new features. It has been more than 5 years since The Essential Ingredient began...
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