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The products sourced and developed by the food industry’s best that will tantalise your taste buds and get you inspired in the kitchen
From chefs to culinary novices, all food lovers want to cook with premium produce and ingredients. What could be better than using spices sourced by top chefs, delicious deserts developed by the food industry’s finest or delicate teas blended by experts. In a world of buy-one-get-one-free offers and supermarket shelves laden with standardised fare, it’s time to add a bit of luxury to your plate
London based restaurant and Deli, The Modern Pantry, has had much acclaim for its delicious and unique cuisine, which features traditional dishes with a modern twist from owner and renowned restaurateur Anna Hansen MBE. They have now expanded to an online store, selling a fabulous range of spices, preserves and store baked treats. The berry and liquorice jam is a must try. Visit themodernpantry.co.uk
The Peyton and Byrne Empire of modern but distinctively British restaurants and stylish bakeries has an excellent online store for you to track down some of their divine little delicacies. Their dark chocolate thins are especially good. Visit Peytonandbyrne.co.uk
We think of whisky in terms of single-malt, wine in terms of its grape and vintage, chocolate and coffee as single-origin - but do we think of tea in the same way? Just as with these other delicacies, single-origin tea should have the same distinction. London based tea company Lilani & Co specialises in single-origin small-batch tea, sourced direct from the growers. Until its recent launch in Selfridges, it had only been available on the menu of some of London's finest restaurants. Visit selfridges.com
Chef of the moment Yotam Ottolenghi has a superb range of delicacies, plus those hard to find ingredients from pomegranate molasses to za'atar to help you cook up a storm, all available from the online store. If you don't live near one of the Ottolenghi delis you can have one of their homemade treat delivered direct to your door. We love the blackcurrant mini meringues. Visit Ottolenghi.co.uk
Fashionable food pioneers Harvey Nichols have developed a stylish new food range, using distinctive flavour combinations and with wellbeing in mind. From healthy oils like avocado and coconut, to saintly treats like beetroot and chocolate chip biscuits, it wont feel like a chore trying to be healthy. Visit Harveynichols.com