Meditalia Black Olive Tapenade

Meditalia Black Olive Tapenade

Meditalia makes great tapenades and spreads. This is a classic black olive Tapenade where the full flavour of the olives, which can sometimes be drowned in too much acidity, comes through beautifully. Also worth noting that Meditalia is part of Peaceworks which creates business partnerships between Israelis and Arabs. We love it! Tips: Spread thinly on… Continue Reading Meditalia Black Olive Tapenade

Papa Falcone Alici Anchovies

Papa Falcone Alici Anchovies

Anchovies are a bit of a neglected food. We all use and abuse tuna and salmon, but anchovies, or ‘Alici’ in Italian, are often left on the shelf with no sense of purpose. And yet these little fish are tremendously tasty and versatile. The Papa Falcone ones come from Morocco and are deliciously smooth and fresh.… Continue Reading Papa Falcone Alici Anchovies

Cirio Chopped Tomatoes & Passata

Cirio Chopped Tomatoes & Passata

For over 150 years Cirio in Italy have been producing some of the best canned tomatoes and vegetables. Any good pasta tomato sauce starts with some decent tomatoes. This seems obvious but all too often chopped tomatoes from a can have an unpleasant acidic taste that just doesn’t blend in with the other flavours in… Continue Reading Cirio Chopped Tomatoes & Passata

St Dalfour Jams

St Dalfour Jams

We really like St Dalfour jams for two simple reasons: they’re full of fruit and they’re not too sweet. They taste beautifully natural with no artificial aftertaste. The texture is also just right and not too jellied. Reminds you of what homemade jams used to taste like. Comes in many varieties and all are first… Continue Reading St Dalfour Jams

Reine Dijon Tarragon Mustard

Reine Dijon Tarragon Mustard

Reine Dijon mustards have been in production in France since 1840 and the experience shows. They come in a huge variety of flavours that take the mustard concept beyond what you thought was possible. Basil, honey, tarragon, basil, garlic, lemon, walnuts, cassis, white wine, tomato and olives, Cognac, figs and even curry. You’ll be lucky… Continue Reading Reine Dijon Tarragon Mustard

Galil Capers

Galil Capers

Capers are often misunderstood and underused. These pickled and salted flower buds from the caper bush (which can even be found growing on the Western Wall in Jerusalem…) are a delicious ingredient with many uses. Galil’s version are one of the best we’ve found. Juicy and salted just right. Little kernels of heaven… Tips: Add freely to pizzas, salads, tomato… Continue Reading Galil Capers

Woeber’s Champagne Dill Mustard

Woeber’s Champagne Dill Mustard

We love mustards! And they’re not just for hot-dogs. There are so many great varieties and Woeber’s is one of our favourites. Not too strong (it won’t make your nose bleed…) or vinegary and with a subtle hint of dill and champagne, it is the perfect, suitably piquant condiment to enhance your dishes. Tips: Great with… Continue Reading Woeber’s Champagne Dill Mustard

Galil Sundried Tomatoes

Galil Sundried Tomatoes

After much searching, we’ve finally found kosher sundried tomatoes that aren’t hard and rubbery. Despite the name, these come from Turkey and are semi-dried, therefore beautifully moist and soft, bringing out the full tangy, sweet flavour of the tomatoes. Delectable sunshine in a jar. Tips: Salads obviously. But also just add them to pasta (no… Continue Reading Galil Sundried Tomatoes

Saba Habib Kalamata Olives

Saba Habib Kalamata Olives

The Kalamata olive is large and purple with a smooth, meaty texture named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. They cannot be harvested green and must be hand-picked in order to avoid bruising. From Israel come these superb Kalamata olives in a perfectly seasoned natural brine. A mouthwatering taste of sunshine. Tips: especially good on pizza and in salads. Make:… Continue Reading Saba Habib Kalamata Olives