Chat with a Chef: Jarrod Di Blasi, Ezard

At The Essential Ingredient, we create beautiful retail experiences and sell quality products but did you know we also have a strong wholesale arm of the business and sell much of our quality ingredients to some of Melbourne’s leading chefs. Here we have a chat to Jarrod Di Blasi, head chef of Flinders Lane restaurant, ezard to find out what he loves about his work (and The Essential Ingredient…)….

Recipe: Amaranth and tomato salad with mint, currants & haloumi

A recipe was the first in a series created exclusively for The Essential Ingredient by Karen Martini. To be the first to receive exclusive recipes such as these, sign up to our eNewsletter on the home page.

Serves 6-8 as a side dish

Difficulty: Easy

Prep. time approx. 10 minutes

Total time approx. 30 minutes

Amaranth is an ancient South American …

How to Bone a Fish (video)

Cooking with fish is generally very simple, and the results are always delicious. Of course, the fresher the fish, the better the dish, and one of the keys to ensuring you’re cooking with the freshest fish available is learning how to clean, bone and/or fillet the fish yourself.
In this exclusive Essential Ingredient video, Maurice Esposito, one of Australia’s premiere seafood chefs and owner of Esposito in Melbourne, demonstrates …