Exclusive recipe: Mike McEnearney’s Picnic ocean trout with wild black pepper & verjus mayonnaise


Everyone in Sydney knows ‘Kitchen By Mike’, the produce-driven Rosebery café that changes its menu daily …

WIN a copy of Greg & Lucy Malouf’s ‘New Feast’


To celebrate the release of Greg and Lucy Malouf’s book ‘New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian’, we’re giving you the chance to …


The luxury of pure linen

Introducing The Essential Ingredient Linen, a small collection of classically inspired, luxury pure linen pieces that will last a lifetime. Available now.

For generations, pure linen has graced our kitchens and tabletops.

This deluxe fabric has long been prized for its aesthetic, its durability and its unmatched practicality.

Sadly, we have seen a marked …


The Essential Ingredient Professional Non-Stick Frying Pans

Non-stick cookware is simple to use, healthy and convenient. Unfortunately, it can also be very easy to damage, quick to lose its non-stick capabilities and, in the worst cases, dangerous.

We searched the world for the best non-stick cookware to stock in our stores, capable of withstanding even the rigors of a commercial …


The Essential Ingredient Wood Collection

Introducing The Essential Ingredient Wood Collection, featuring a large range of specially-produced boards and utensils. Available now in-store and online.

No material is as naturally beautiful as wood. It surrounds us in nature and in the design of items we choose to surround ourselves with, from floors to bookshelves to …


Christmas Puddings

For the first time, this Christmas we are proud to introduce The Essential Ingredient Christmas Pudding, available now in-store and online.

This delicious Australian-made pudding, baked in an attractively-wrapped ceramic bowl, includes all the traditional ingredients: sultanas, raisins and currants, fresh eggs, brandy and sherry.

The Essential Ingredient Christmas Pudding …


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 …