Chat with a Chef: Jarrod Di Blasi, Ezard

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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 …

Street Food Asia by Luke Nguyen

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Luke Nguyen is one of Australia’s best loved chefs.

His latest book, Street Food Asia, will take you on a stroll …

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Baking Starts Now: Glace Fruit

Glace – or crystallised fruit – is such a delightful, delicious and pretty addition to Christmas baking. The fruit adds colour, chewy, soft texture and an intense sweetness that can be spread throughout whatever it is that you’re creating.

 

 

Glace fruit is made when fresh fruit – either whole, cut into small …

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Baking Starts Now: raising agents

The joy and satisfaction of baking, combining quality ingredients and letting them work their magic together to produce a beautiful cake, a sweet biscuit, the perfect shortcrust or a fluffy bread. At The Essential Ingredient we know baking takes time and planning and here’s the first of a series on different elements and ingredients important to baking, to help you …

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China: The Cookbook – Yum Cha & Book Signing

We have a very special event on November 26 when chefs and authors Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan will be in our Prahran store to celebrate their book –  China: The Cookbook – and create a yum cha brunch including demonstrations of their favourite dumpling recipes.

The …

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Say Cheese Festival at Prahran Market

The Say Cheese Festival is on tomorrow at Prahran Market from 10am and, of course, we will be saying cheese along with a roll call of some great chefs, cooks, cheesemakers and cheesemongers who will be holding cheese cooking demonstrations and exhibiting their cheeses while guiding all the cheese lovers through …

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The Essential Ingredient, South Melbourne is Go!

Our new shop is open. We are shouting it from the rooftops (or from the shop floor at least!).

The Essential Ingredient, South Melbourne opened it’s doors late last week and while it’s a smaller space than our Prahran store, our passion and the quality of our products is as strong as ever.

Here’s a look through the shop and some of …