Slow down for autumn

Casseroles come into their own as the weather cools.

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 …

The Essential Guide to Funghi (Wild Mushrooms)

While fungi forages have become a popular autumn activity, many of the unique varieties of mushrooms critical to European cuisines are commercially unavailable in Australia.

Fortunately, French and Italian producers have perfected the art of drying mushrooms, allowing us to enjoy them year-round. Dried mushrooms are a wonderful way of adding both flavour and texture to many dishes.

The Essential Ingredient’s range …

Porcini powder: your secret ingredient

The Essential Ingredient’s Porcini Powder, made from the highest quality dried porcini mushrooms imported from France, is the key to adding a sophisticated flavour and richness to many dishes.

Dried mushroom powder is a secret weapon in your spice arsenal. Add it anywhere you add spices or dried herbs; stews, marinades, sauces, soups, dressings and more.

Bring out the flavour of your …

Mushroom Oil: Creating your own secret ingredient

The Essential Ingredient’s range of dried mushrooms are perfect for many dishes; sauces, risottos, stuffing, pickles, omelettes, stews, or anywhere fresh mushrooms are used.

They’re also perfect for creating your own secret ingredient: Mushroom oil.

Simply choose your favourite dried mushroom variety- the Essential Ingredient’s core range includes porcini, morel, shiitake, chanterelles and …