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The Essential Ingredient Australian EVOO Lemon Agrumato 

SKU: F4514 500ml
SKU: F0475 2L tin

Whole lemons are crushed with single-estate olives to produce this robust, grassy oil with a citrus zing. Perfect drizzled over chargrilled seafood or across stir-fried vegetables.


The Essential Ingredient Australian Walnut Oil

SKU: F7914 250ml

A cold pressed oil high in Omega 3. Perfect as a finishing oil to drizzle on fish and steak or a dressing with sherry vinegar on bitter leaves.

Garniture Forestiere

SKU: F4431 20g
SKU: F0204 500g

This dried forest mushroom blend is a mix of shiitake, oyster, black fungus and porcini mushrooms, perfect wherever complexity and depth of flavour is required.

La Dalia Paprika Flakes

SKU: F5144 40g HOT
SKU: F5143 40g SWEET

With a uniquely smoky aroma, these Spansish hot smoked and Sweet paprika flakes are perfect for adding a deep, spicy flavour to all things savoury.

Essential Tips & Tricks

A guide to dried mushrooms

While fungi foraging is a popular autumnal activity, many of the special varieties of mushrooms are commercially unavailable in Australia. Fortunately, French and Italian producers have perfected the art of drying mushrooms, and this means [...]

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The Essential Ingredient Seaweed Collection

Seaweed is a nutritious ingredient that’s rich in glutamate, the amino acid responsible for umami, and has been gaining popularity in the mainstream culinary world. This sea vegetable is commonly found in East Asian cuisines, [...]

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Barbecue without borders

No culinary tradition is more treasured in Australia than the barbecue. While there’s always time for a sausage and grilled onions in white bread, we also love to amplify our outdoor cook-offs with grilled vegetable [...]

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Essential guide to miso

There are few ingredients as versatile, impactful and easy to use as miso. Most commonly utilised in paste form (though freeze-dried crystals can be used to make soup or broths), miso is produced by fermenting soy [...]

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Guide to dried chillies and chilli flakes

Dried chillies, whether whole or in flaked form, add not only a hit of heat to any recipe, but an incredibly diverse range of flavours as well. Take, for example, the intense smokiness of dried chipotle [...]

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Essential Guide to Salt

Seasoning food perfectly is one of the greatest skills both a chef and home cook can possess. A lack of salt equals a lack of flavour, while too much salt can easily ruin an otherwise perfectly-cooked plate [...]

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Essential Guide to Sugar

Along with flour and salt, sugar is one of those fundamental pantry staples that’s never too far from reach. Our first memories of cooking include measuring out a cup or two of sugar for a batch of [...]

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Flavour-packed ingredients

Yotam Ottolenghi is renowned for his ability to pack the maximum amount of flavour into every dish he creates. Appropriate, then, that his latest book is named just that. ‘Flavour’, takes the philosophies espoused in [...]

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