MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2005
Fabulous Christmas food ideas from The Essential Ingredient
Why not give some delightfully delicious gifts this festive season? Lindt
Chocolate Coverture and chocolate utensils, Quince Paste and Saffron Syrup are
some of the indulgences to fill the shelves at The Essential Ingredient, and are
sure to be a hit this Christmas.
Satisfy everyone’s chocolate indulgence with hand made chocolates, richly
flavoured with a touch of velvet. Lindt Chocolate Coverture is quality chocolate
used by professional confectioners with cocoa beans procured from Venezuela -
distributed exclusively through The Essential Ingredient.
Dark, milk and white coverture in various sizes are all available along with a
range of chocolate moulds, utensils and various tempering equipment - an ideal
gift for true chocoholics this Christmas. Lindt Chocolate Coverture is sold in
1kg block size for $19.95.
The Essential Ingredient’s Quince Paste is the ideal gift for entertainers. This
versatile savoury delight provides the perfect sweet meat for cheese plates and
platters on a warm summer’s evening with champagne. The homemade paste from
Western Australia has a rich colour and strong texture. It offers a mature taste
with slight ginger overtones with length – so that the flavour remains long
afterward. The Essential Ingredient Quince Paste is available in a 350g bottle
The hot new spice everyone is taking about is Saffron Syrup. Made from Spanish
Mancha saffron, this liquid gold is intense and aromatic. Saffron Syrup is great
drizzled lightly on goat's cheese tarts or poured sparingly over poached dates
and served with vanilla yogurt. Serve ice-cream topped with the syrup and
sprinkled with toasted pistachios and crème caramels taste sublime with a
spoonful or two added to the custard.
Try the syrup in desserts such as cakes and flans or use it to flavour milk,
yogurt or even cocktails. In India it is diluted in water to honour guests, but
you can use its subtle aroma and flavour to keep everyone guessing. Taj Mahal
Saffron Syrup is available in a 200ml size for $9.95.
The Essential Ingredient is a gourmet food and kitchenware store caters to the
restaurant trade and consumers alike. Founded in 1986, the business sells
everything from local and exotic food to kitchenware, tableware and
inspirational reading from world-renowned chefs.
The Essential Ingredient is located in Sydney, Melbourne, Tamworth, Canberra,
Albury, Orange and Newcastle. For enquiries phone 9557 2388 or visit
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Fiona Pennington on (02) 9413 4244 or 0431 22 88 50.