Fresh Produce, Insight

A Chef’s List of Unusual Citrus Fruits

Autumn through to the end of winter is when our warehouse welcomes a wide selection of one type of fresh produce: the citrus fruits. Our citrus fruits list includes your everyday lemons and limes but it’s the quirkier varieties that get us excited. Sourced from all over the world — from the USA through to […]

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Fresh Produce, Insight, Seasonality

When is Jersey Royals Season?

The humble potato has been a staple crop around the world for many years. In fact, its origins can be traced back to southern Peru between 8000 and 5000 BC! After the Spanish took over they brought the crop back to Europe, and from there it spread worldwide — including onto the shores of a […]

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Eggs & Dairy, Insight

How to Store Eggs: Refrigerated or Ambient?

In the food world there are several age-old debates surrounding ingredients, dishes and the world of catering, such as: Should pineapple ever be on a pizza? Is a fillet steak best served rare or medium rare? Is the gluten-free trend a fad or here to stay? And is it jam first or cream first?! But […]

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Insight

12 of the Most Expensive Ingredients a Chef Can Buy

There are hundreds of ingredients that a chef might deem expensive. But there are a select few that go above and beyond this accolade and are among the most expensive in the world. Some carry a high price tag as they’re heavily labour-intense. Some are scarce enough to push the price up. Some simply have […]

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Eggs & Dairy, Insight

Introduction to Pheasant Eggs

Aside from your everyday hen’s egg, there are actually a wide selection of eggs that chefs can source for their kitchens. Duck and quail eggs are well-known favourites for a gourmet dish, but have you ever tried using pheasant eggs?  What do pheasant eggs look like? Pheasant eggs excel visually. They are about half the size of a hen’s […]

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