Tonka beans

Tonka beans are, in all likelihood, the most versatile ingredient you’ve never tried.

Harvested from a flowering tree native to South America and dried, the tonka bean is favoured for its unique flavour and scent.

The fragrance of the tonka bean, once also used in the manufacture of perfume, is reminiscent of vanilla, almonds, cinnamon and cloves, with hints of caramel and even …

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 butter and eaten from decorative shells, though there are many other delicious iterations. Perhaps the most famous contemporary dish featuring snails …

Rolser shopping trolleys

Rolser trolleys make shopping not only easy and comfortable, but stylish.

The Essential Ingredient is your destination in Australia for a wide range of Rolser shopping trolleys, including an eye-catching variety of colours and designs at unbeatable prices.

Available in our stores and online (for delivery to anywhere in Australia), The Essential Ingredient even stocks an exclusive selection of …

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 of its kind- it was named ‘Bamix’ as an abbreviation of ‘battre et mixer’, French for ‘beat and mix’.

By …

De Buyer Cookware

De Buyer, a name synonymous around the world with exceptionally well-made cookware, has been operating in Vosges, France, since 1830.

With an emphasis on flawless design and uncompromising quality, De Buyer cookware is beloved among professionals and home cooks alike.

The company, rewarded with a Living Heritage Company (EPV) listing by the French Government, combines a traditional approach to quality …

Silampos cookware

When it comes to selecting cookware, there is no compromise for quality.

That’s why The Essential Ingredient proudly stocks a wide selection of stainless steel Silampos pots, frying pans, baking trays, steamers, pressure cookers and more.

Founded in Portugal in 1951, Silampos has been an internationally-recognised brand for decades, consistently producing the highest quality steel cookware for professional and home kitchens …

Australian Native Ingredients

Australian chefs have been exploring this country’s native bush foods for decades, while indigenous Australians have been aware of their many wonderful flavours and properties for over 40,000 years.

Incorporating fruits and flowers from Australia’s lush rainforests, herbs from the verdant woodlands and fruits and seeds from our expansive deserts, these foods are often highly nutritious and can be used in …