FORKKNIFESPOON ISSUE 19 - April 2015 CALL US TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS 01580 212818 IN THIS ISSUE: Umami • Nutbourne tomatoes • Tasca bread • Couscous • Springtime cheeses • British spelt EASTER OPENING TIMES CLICK BELOW TO GET THE NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL AND SIGN UP FOR SPECIAL OFFERS... Thursday 2nd April - Open Good Friday 3rd April - Open Saturday 4th April - Open Easter Sunday 5th April - Closed Easter Monday 6th April - Closed Tuesday 7th - Open Please note that orders taken on Saturday 4th April will be delivered on Tuesday 7th April. Phone orders will be taken from midday on Monday 6th, and our answerphone will be in operation out of hours. Easter is a busy period, so please do try and place your orders as early as possible. BRITISH SPELT Good news for buyers of spelt. After almost a year's absence we are once again receiving our spelt from Sharpham Park in Somerset. Certified organic, it can be used as an alternative to rice, lentils or couscous and can be cooked as you would risotto or cooked in simmering water for 1 1/2 hours for softer grains. SPELT £1.99 per 500g If you are looking for a fantastic, fibre-rich oatcake, then you can't go wrong with Stockan's. Available as a thick (200g) or thin (100g) oatcake, THICK both are perfect £1.15 with cheese. Paul Wayne Gregory Chocolates Turners are very excited to announce a new partnership between ourselves and creative Chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory. Paul has over 20 years experience in the catering industry, including having worked in France and with World Champion Pastry Chef and Chocolatier Oriol Balaguer in Spain. PEARLED SPELT £2.75 per 500g THICK&THIN EWS TN LATES THIN £0.65 per 100g Since returning, Paul has spent the last six years perfecting his craft and has made his own mark on the industry with notable commissions, including making chocolates for The Queen's 80th birthday, Harrods (pictured), a chocolate bust for Harvey Nichols, a chocolate replica of Phillip Schofield's head for Text Santa and even a dress made entirely from chocolate. Paul has also won a number of Awards of Excellence for his skill and innovative approach to chocolate. We are starting with two products; filled chocolate ingots and a handmade truffle selection, but watch this space as other products become available. We will be holding both products in stock so if you would like to discover why he is seen as a master in his field, get in touch today. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PAUL WAYNE GREGORY per 200g FORKKNIFESPOON the blog DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? Look out for the clickable buttons in this newsletter. If you want to know more about any of the articles, just tap the button and go straight to the blog where you can find out more about the products and where they come from. www.forkknifespoon.co.uk Paul Wayne Gregory Handmade Chocolate Ingots This selection of four exquisite handmade ingots use only the finest quality ingredients both inside and out. Top quality tempered chocolate encases an indulgent silky centre and is finished with a spray of coloured cocoa butter for a unique design that is a guaranteed show-stopper. Each box contains 96 ingots and weighs 1kg. The flavours are Ecuador single origin (brown), salted caramel (blue), passionfruit (yellow) and vanilla (silver). £47.75 per box of 96 ingots (49p each) code: CHOCINGOT T U R N E R S F I N E F O O D S · 01580 212818 · turnersfinefoods.com follow us on Paul Wayne Gregory Handmade Truffle Selection Made especially for Turners, these hand-rolled truffles are made using Paul's own blend of chocolate varieties and come in a 2kg* box of 250 truffles, containing salted caramel, milk chocolate ganache, dark chocolate ganache and passionfruit. £65.00 per box of 250 truffles (26p each) code: CHOCTRUFFPWG Both products are perfect as petits fours, as a welcome gift for hotel room, wedding or conference guests. @Turnersff turners.finefoods *Due to the handmade nature of the truffles, weight may vary slightly. AS YOU WILL HAVE NOTICED... this is the first edition of ForkKnifeSpoon to be delivered by post. We're hoping this will mean we can reach many more of our customers, keeping you up-to-date with goings-on at Turners. In this month's issue our cover story, and perhaps this month's most interesting development is the brand new range of chocolates from Paul Wayne Gregory. Having tested them extensively in the office we are sure they will be very popular and it is a pleasure to be working with such an artist that really is at the top of his game. Our main feature looks at the much spoken about fifth taste component - umami. The sensation that you just can't put your finger on but that makes you keep going back for more. We look at the array of products that you can have in your larder to boost the umami in your food. Springtime sees a new influx of seasonal products and it is with great glee that we welcome back the famous Nutbourne tomatoes. Always in great demand and Gary Griffiths and his team are one of our favourite producers to work with, so get in touch with the Fresh Produce guys if you can see a place for them on your menu. While we are on the matter of Spring, the cheese this month looks at a selection of British cheese chosen by our cheese expert Greg, that are particularly good this time of year. Greg's Springtime Favourites Our cheese man Greg James, picks six of his favourite British Springtime cheeses. If you would like to discuss your cheeseneeds with Greg, or to arrange a tasting, give him a call on 07872 500847 Binham Blue Norfolk COW P V Canterbury Cobble U per kg V £19.95 per kg Ottinge Mutschli Kent COW U A hard cheese from Cheesemakers of Canterbury, the Cobble is a naturally rinded, unpressed, uncooked cheese. Buttery, with a tart hit of acidity running through the paste, the chewy texture yields in the mouth. £16.70 per kg Made to a Swiss recipe by Judy and Jerry Wilson at Ottinge Court Farm, this is a small cheese of 800g, matured for around 10 weeks. Semi-soft, cooked paste, buttery flavour and melts easily. Tor ANNATTO SEEDS 57g 2 EY COUSC RL £1.99 per 500g A Great low wheat alternative with a subtle nutty flavour. £1.29 per 57g pack T U R N E R S F I N E F O O D S · 01580 212818 · turnersfinefoods.com £2.65 per kg The classic semolina wheat couscous from North Africa. WHO L USCOUS CO EAL COU EM £3.05 per 450g Made from whole-wheat durum flour, so is higher in fibre. EGOLA FR LI COUSC AE US O code: ANNATOSEED Originating from the Berber communities of North Africa, couscous is a popular food staple in many parts of the world. Essentially small balls of pasta, varieties that we use in the West are pre-steamed and dried, thus making it a quick and easy ingredient to prepare. Definitely a store cupboard staple. S OU Originating from central America, annatto is the seed of the achiote tree. Used a lot in Mexican and Caribbean cooking, it imparts a rich yellow or orange colour into food, as well as a very subtle earthy flavour. The seeds are rock-hard and do require grinding down before being used. Annatto is famously used in cheese making as the colouring that makes Red Leicester red. Couscous A raw milk, ash coated pyramid from Pete Humphries at White Lake. Akin to many of the great Loire cheeses, clean tasting, creamy, with a hit of salt and sharpness on the afters. Matured for 2-3 weeks, this develops natural spotting of mould growth if it matures beyond 3-4 weeks, and becomes a little spicy. ISR code: TAGSPELT each (200g) A brie style cheese made with raw milk by Alison French at Chalke Valley cheese. Classic bloomy rind with a soft paste with superb cabbagey flavours, typical of great brie. Dorset White is a barrel-shaped version of the same cheese. OUS SC Made from one of the oldest cultivated grains, which is an ancient cousin of wheat, this spelt pasta is high in fibre and has a higher protein content than wheat. Not gluten-free but made with organic spelt flour, it can be tolerated by some people with wheat allergies. £6.30 BA £12.30 per box of 80 SPELT TAGLIATELLE 350g £3.75 per 350g bag U V Ready to use mini éclair choux pastry that just need to be filled with cream and topped with chocolate. Measuring 3x5.5cm they have a golden brown colour and a crisp, crunchy structure. Ideal for canapés and desserts. code: PASTECLAIR COW per kg T PIDY MINI-ECLAIR x80 15p each Cranborne White Dorset £16.65 GOAT Somerset £7.96 per 20g pot code: FOODCYBLPOW COW £20.00 Pre-Order Item An interesting food colouring product from SOSA ingredients that can be used to make food a rich black colour. For example to make black sponge or used to colour white chocolate. Great for dusting cakes that have a dry sugar finish, such as marzipan. V Vegetarian Kent Stock Item SOSA BLACK FOOD COLOURING POWDER 20g P Pasteurised T Thermised A semi-soft blue-veined cheese made by Catherine Temple at Wighton Hall, near Wells-next-to-the-Sea. Made with pasteurised milk from a mixed herd of Friesians and Swiss Browns, the Binham has a fresh milky taste with some complexity from the light veining. Toby WHAT’S NEW? U Unpasteurised £1.95 £3.99 per kg Oven-roasted balls of wheat flour pasta that was created in 1950's Israel as a substitute for rice. Great with olives and roasted tomatoes. per 500g AKA SARDINIAN COUSCOUS Originating from the south western part of Sardinia, these 2-3mm toasted semolina balls are great served with tomato sauce and clams. Sour Salty Bitter and... UMAMI! Most of us probably grew up happy in the knowledge that we were able to experience four taste sensations, but in recent times a new component has been scientifically proven to exist...Umami. Whether we know it or not, we have all experienced umami. Essentially it is the taste of brothiness or meatiness. The savoury flavour that we find irresistible, and which makes us keep going back for more. In Asia, umami has long been understood and indeed this is where the name comes from; the combination of two Japanese words 'umai' 'delicious' and 'mi' 'taste'. Asian cookery is understandably packed full of umami enhancing ingredients, but it can also be found in any number of other sources. Meat, cheese, fish, olives and vegetables such as tomatoes and mushrooms are all natural umami givers, but if you are looking for umamirich products that you can keep in your store cupboard to call upon as and when you need to give your dishes a savoury lift, then here are a few ideas. BEEF STOCK SOY SAUCE Synonymous with Asian cuisine, this is probably one of the best known sources. Kikkoman Soy Sauce 150ml - £2.65 250ml Gluten-Free - £3.60 1ltr - £5.65 1.6ltr - £7.50 Dark Soy 630ml - £2.09 Healthy Boy Light Soy 700ml - £1.99 Blue Dragon 2ltr - £6.95 Tamari Soy Sauce 5ltr - £47.95 WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE BALSAMIC VINEGAR Fermented sauce created by pharmacists Lea & Perrins in the early 1800s. Contains anchovy, molasses, vinegar and tamarind, amongst other ingredients. Great for adding depth of flavour and a touch of spice. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce 150ml - £1.84 290ml - £3.10 568ml - £4.19 4ltr - £19.95 A simple way to add umami to a salad is to use this fermented grape must. Aspall 350ml - £4.95 4 years 500ml - £3.24 Balsamic Syrup 500ml - £7.91 Fresh Olive No.8 250ml (glass bottle) - £15.33 Fresh Olive No.8 500ml (plastic bottle) - £28.02 BEEF/YEAST EXTRACT With high concentrates of glutamates, whether you love them or hate them, extracts like this are full of savoury flavour. If you are looking to give a savoury depth of flavour to a dish, beef stock is often the go to product. Essential Cuisine Beef Stock 800g - £16.75 Beef Glace 600g - £18.95 Signature Beef Jus 1ltr - £6.95 Bisto Beef Bouillon 1kg - £16.95 Maggi Beef Fond 1ltr - £17.95 Gomo Italian Beef Bouillon 1kg - £9.75 Knorr Beef Bouillon 1kg - £16.95 Oxo Cubes x60 - £7.75 Frozen Beef Stock Pouch 2kg - £6.75 Marmite 125g - £1.99 250g- £3.85 600g - £8.35 100x8g portions - £19.75 PARMESAN CHEESE All cheese contains umami, but Parmesan is the undoubted king of harnessing that savoury bite. Grana Padano - £13.99 per kg Parmigiano Reggiano - £16.95 per kg Parmigiano Reggiano (36 month aged) - £22.85 per kg Bovril 250g - £4.75 Vegemite 220g - £2.75 ANCHOVIES FISH SAUCE SEAWEED Preserved anchovies are packed full of umami. Often used to add that extra dimension. Anchovy sauce 190ml - £1.99 Dried anchovy fillets 100g - £2.40 Tinned anchovy fillets in oil 50g - £2.36 100g - £2.14 365g - £6.99 Marinated anchovy fillets 1kg - £11.85 Cantabrian Anchovies 450g - £27.85 Seaweed and in particular kombu has some of the highest levels of umami of any product. It is the basis of the staple Japanese stock Dashi, which is used in much Japanese cuisine. Dried Kelp (Kombu) 113g - £3.94 Seaweed Flakes (Wakame) 500g - £6.90 Kombu Dashi Powder 1kg - £21.50 A pungent liquid made from fermented fish, when used in small amounts will add complexity and depth of flavour to a dish. Fish Sauce 750ml - £1.49 Squid Brand Fish Sauce 700ml - £1.69 A FEW OTHERS... MUSHROOM KETCHUP MISO MSG TOMATOES GARLIC A great flavour enhancer that can boost the umami levels of your food. Dried granules 1kg - £6.11 Garlic powder 500g - £4.40 Gusto Garlic purée 1kg - £4.95 Garlic salt 1kg - £4.95 All varieties of tomatoes add savoury qualities to food, but in concentrated forms they become umami kings! Tomato paste 142g- £1.09 Tomato paste 800g - £1.85 Gusto Semi-Dried Tomatoes in oil 1kg - £14.25 Kentish Asparagus... follow us on @Turnersff turners.finefoods turnersffoods Mushrooms are known for having plenty of meatiness and this ketchup is somewhere between soy and worcestershire sauce. 190ml - £1.99 MSG is a salt made with the umami giving amino acid, glutamate. 500g - £3.99 Fermented soy bean paste that deepens flavour. White Miso 1kg - £7.98 Red Miso 1kg - £7.98 isn't quite here yet, but click the link to sign up to our fresh produce list and receive notification as soon as it come through our door! T U R N E R S F I N E F O O D S · 01580 212818 · turnersfinefoods.com 3 Here's to the Heritage TASCA BREAD Stock Item Pre-Order Item Supplied Frozen Springtime sees the return of the glorious Nutbourne heritage tomatoes. Hydroponically grown at the impressive Nutbourne Nurseries in West Sussex, they specialise in exotic heritage varieties that are unrivalled in vibrant colour, appearance and flavour. Just imagine the taste of tomatoes when you were a child and you are getting pretty close. Vegan Friendly Red Onion Vegetarian We are able to offer two varieties of mixed boxes, which are kept instock; the small Exotic Mix (3kg) which contains a mixture of cherry tomato varieties, and the large Exotic Mix (5kg) which contains both large and cherry varieties. PLAIN MULTIGRAIN Boxes of individual varieties are also available in either 3kg or 5kg size on a 48hr pre-order basis. Below are some of the varieties you can expect to find in the Exotic Mix boxes, and the prices given are for individual boxes of that tomato. Exotic Mix Large 5kg £18.75 Piccolo Super Sweet Cherry (3kg) £17.80 Orange Cherry Vine (3kg) £17.80 Baby San Marzano (3kg) £17.50 Sunstream Baby Plum Vine (3kg) £15.65 Yellow Cherry Vine (3kg) £16.25 Tiger Tom Cocktail Vine (3kg) £18.80 San Marzano Large (5kg) £17.50 Pink Plum Vine (5kg) £15.65 Orange Classic Vine (5kg) £15.65 CAESAR Tasca Bread is a new range of speciality breads from Pan Artisan. Fully baked and supplied frozen, they are perfect if you are looking for something different for your sandwiches or toasties. Each bread is 7" in length and weighs 100g, and is supplied in boxes of 24. Available in four delicious flavours: Plain, caesar, multigrain and red onion. Plain x24 - £9.75 code: TASCAPLAIN7 Caesar x24 - £10.95 code: TASCACAESAR7 Multigrain x24 - £10.50 code: TASCAMG7 Red onion x24 - £10.25 code: TASCAONIONR7 While we are on the subject of bread; a small note to those of you who buy our mini naan breads. They have now changed slightly to the Chotta Toastie Naan. A different shape that is more convenient for toasting! code: NAANMINI £0.99 per pack of 4 Naan INTRODUCING... ALEX KILBY Alex has been at Turners for almost two years and is in charge of all our graphic design (including this newsletter), photography, website and marketing. Joining us with 10 years experience at graphic design and marketing agencies, Alex has relished the opportunity to focus on developing one brand. He loves the fact that there is always something to keep him busy and that he gets to work on so many different projects. In his free time Alex is a passionate foodie, which he puts down to growing up learning recipes from the French side of his family. He also tries to take full advantage of having a lot of chef-colleagues by hassling them for new recipe ideas whenever he can. His other passion is house and techno music, and after having first picked up a set of headphones when he was 17, Alex had a stint as a part-time DJ, playing at numerous notable clubs around London and the South-East along the way. Alex loves to holiday at the house music mecca of Ibiza but his favourite holiday of all-time was his honeymoon in the Maldives, which he says was out of this world. Perfect Meal? Cocoa Marmande (4kg) £17.50 Coeur de Boeuf (4kg) £15.00 “Seared scallops with black pudding and pea purée to start, slow-cooked ox cheeks in Guinness for main course, then a cheeseboard, followed by espresso pannacotta with chocolate sauce .” HOW TO ORDER CALL 01580 212818 EMAIL [email protected] turnersfinefoods.com Remember that our customer service team is here 24 hours a day during the week, till 4pm on a Saturday and from midday onwards on Sunday (an answerphone service is in operation out of hours). So whatever time of the day or night you need to place your order, there will always be a friendly voice at the end of the phone, who will be happy to help. Please be aware that at peak times (from 10pm onwards) our phone lines can become extremely busy, so if you are able to place orders before 10pm then you will have more chance of getting through at the first attempt. 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