Baldjis whole green Greek figs


Few foods evoke as much culture and history as figs.

Prominent in the bible, eponymous throughout the Greek empire …

Ceramica Cumella tapas dishes now available


If you have ever been lucky enough to travel to Barcelona, you will understand how synonymous ceramics are with the city.

Buildings are covered in brightly coloured ceramic tiles, their facades …


Angel Hair Chilli – our new favourite ingredient

Discovering an exciting new ingredient instantly ignites the imagination, conjuring dozens of recipes and dishes in which into which it can be incorporated.

New to our stores and online, Angel Hair Chilli is just such an ingredient.

Ripe, red chillies are sun-dried, then carefully shredded into fine strands. The …


Caring for your copper cookware

Copper cookware is both beautiful to look at and versatile to cook with. It is admired by professional chefs and home cooks alike for its workability as well as its aesthetic qualities.

De Buyer cookware is just one of the brands of copper cookware The Essential …

How to create perfect pork crackling (video)

Roast pork is an Australian favourite, particularly when served with all the customary trimmings; roast vegetables, apple sauce, gravy and, of course, crackling. To most of us, a traditional Australian pork roast isn’t complete without perfectly formed, golden crackling, but getting a consistent result can often be a challenge.

Adrian Richardson, chef at La Luna and author of the book ‘Meat’, …


How to cook with a pressure cooker

Although this classic piece of cookware is very much popular again, we receive a lot of queries as to how to use a pressure cooker. Here is our guide to getting the best results from this beloved tool.


Recipe: Melt-in-the-mouth Lamb in Adobo

Borrowing its name from the Spanish word verb adobar (‘to marinate’), Adobo is a staple across Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.

This South American variation uses dried chillies to impart a spectacular smokiness through the meat, something that is instead achieved with …