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 …

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 …


Dressed for Spring, Part 2.

We love dressing for Spring. Bold sauces, gentle vinaigrettes, robust oils and fruity vinegars can bring out flavour and add depth to vegetable dishes and crunchy salads.

As we move into the warmer months we are embracing the dressing and all its combinations. Here we’re looking at even more beautiful produce we have in-store right now to brighten up your Spring …


Our seaweed collection

Bursting with umami, seaweed is protein rich and packed full of nutrients.

Once soaked, seaweed may be added to salads (think soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, chilli and ginger), soups, or even mixed with cooked pasta. What about a rolled seaweed omelette?

Or why not try a tasty seaweed butter?

This may be made ahead …


Nordic Light by Simon Bajada

Simon Bajada, chef, photographer and food writer, has engrossed himself in the food culture of the Nordic countries.

Nordic Light, his new book, is a celebration of nourishing, vegetable centred food that is delicious and simple to prepare.

Dinner at award-wining Noma in 2006 was the catalyst for Simon’s love of Nordic cooking and …


Avocado Oil

Cold pressed avocado oil is delicious and extremely versatile.

Its high smoke point makes it suitable for shallow frying and its brilliant emerald green colour looks stunning as a finishing oil.

This avocado oil has an intense vegetable character with a distinctly avocado flavour. It is fantastic …


Organic Matcha

It would seem that everyone is going mad for matcha.

This superfood is packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it tastes great.

Matcha is not only made for tea (ours is so fine it doesn’t need whisking), it may be used in so many ways, both sweet …