2015 Extra Virgin Olive Oil release


Extra virgin olive oil is one of the most essential ingredients in every …

Olsson’s Sea Salts


Olsson’s Sea Salts
“Our salt is made from 3 ingredients: seawater, sun & wind.”
Locally produced & free …


Rise to the Occasion with these Chocolate Souffles

With the perfect copper pan, the best chocolate and all the inspiration you need, The Essential Ingredient has everything to make special occasions even more special.

Try serving these stunning chocolate souffles in our The Essential Ingredient Mini Copper Pans for a memorable conclusion to your next feast with friends….


Perfect Paella

As spring weather is upon us and summer in clear view, it’s time to take our love of food and entertaining into the great outdoors. Reward your slow cookers with a well deserved rest; it’s time to bring out the mighty paella pan (I say ‘mighty’ because our largest one is …

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25 Years – The Right People

Our team is driven by a love of cooking. What we do each day is shaped by respect for time-honoured traditions as well as a constant curiosity for quality ingredients, new trends, new techniques & new ways to enjoy food. For our customers, our chefs, our fellow market …

Peter Watson

Peter Watson – Real Food Hand Made

Peter Watson
We think 25 years of The Essential Ingredient is worth celebrating & what better way to do that than to celebrate the producers, suppliers & industry stalwarts who have been a part of our range over the decades.  Peter Watson products have been a significant part …


WIN a copy of Luke Nguyen’s France

As owner of Sydney’s acclaimed Red Lantern restaurant, Luke Nguyen has gained many admirers. His five previous books also have found enormous popularity, particularly ‘The Food of Vietnam’, which is considered by many the ultimate guide to that cuisine.

Now, in the SBS TV program and this companion book (released …