Plating up: the secrets of food presentation

Open your nearest cookbook. Turn on the Food Channel.  Peek in the window of the ‘hatted’ restaurant down your street. All the beautiful dishes, immaculately presented, have something in common; beautiful, large plates.

Presentation, any chef will tell you, is vital to every finished dish. While the taste of the dish may forgive lacklustre presentation, setting down a creative, well laid-out …

Mini copper cookware collection

Copper cookware is popular among chefs for its extraordinary heat conductivity. The almost-instant response to temperature change gives tremendous control over cooking conditions, and the even distribution of heat produces reliable results.

For home cooks, copper cookware is not only a valuable tool, but an attractive feature of the kitchen.

The Essential Ingredient’s exclusive Mini Copper Cookware range provides all the …