Francois Doucet confectionary

Surrounded by the beauty of the Provincial countryside, a family of fruit growers and artisan confectionary makers in the south of France combine their talents to produce a spectacular range of confectionary treats.

For the chocolate range, local fruits and nuts are enrobed in gianduja (a rich combination of chocolate and hazelnut paste) and praline, then finished in gorgeously coloured chocolate candy.

Beautifully packaged, …

Essential Ingredient Gift Boxes: the gift of inspiration

At The Essential Ingredient, we know the right ingredients and cookware can transport someone on a culinary journey in their own kitchen.

Like all good trips, these culinary journeys need to be shared.

Give a gift that inspires this Christmas with a gift box from The Essential Ingredient, packed full of culinary promise.

Visit your closest The Essential Ingredient store and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff about creating a unique, personalised …

Mother’s Day at The Essential Ingredient

For many of us, our first kitchen memories are formed at our mother’s heels, helping sift flour, stir batters or ice biscuits.

In truth, our assistance can’t have been all that helpful, and we probably wore more than we baked, but these moments instilled in us the sense of wonder at the pure alchemy of cooking that still now drives us.

Ingredients …