FORKKNIFESPOON ISSUE 17 - February 2015 CALL US TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS 01580 212818 IN THIS ISSUE: Karma Cola ∙ Seasonal Vegetables · Individual Portioned Products · Honey ∙ Mountain Cheese CLICK BELOW TO GET THE NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL... NEW VIDEO BLOG KARMACOLA At a time when we all try to make informed choices about what we eat and drink, fizzy soft drinks are not always the first thing you think of when you consider responsibly sourced and produced products. Well perhaps that time is at an end... Karma cola, Gingerella ginger ale and Lemony lemonade are a new range of organic, Fairtrade soft drinks all grouped under the Karma Cola brand. Check out the new video page on the ForkKnifeSpoon Blog. We will be uploading demonstration videos as we shoot them to give you an idea of what to do with some of our great products. We have started with SOSA Maltosec and Ultratex, so click the button above or visit www.forkknifespoon.co.uk/videos to go straight to the video page. SOSA Maltosec 500g £34.80 Based in New Zealand and working in conjunction with Fairtrade farmers from countries such as Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Ecuador, their aim is to create delicious tasting soft drinks which deal directly with these small businesses, offering them fair prices, security and the independence to make decisions for their future. Ultratex 400g £17.95 FORKKNIFESPOON the blog 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. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? GINGERELLA GINGER ALE Made with ginger from Sri Lanka 12x330ml bottles £11.88 KARMA COLA Made with cola nuts from Sierra Leone 12x330ml bottles £11.88 www.forkknifespoon.co.uk T U R N E R S F I N E F O O D S · 01580 212818 · turnersfinefoods.com follow us on LEMONY LEMONADE Turners Fine Foods is happy to welcome these drinks to our range and look forward to being able to supply our customers with products that not only taste great but help support small businesses and communities in developing countries. Made with organic lemons and cane sugar from India 12x330ml bottles £11.88 @Turnersff turners.finefoods CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KARMA COLA NOW THAT THE... January blues are well and truly behind us, we have noticed that things have really kicked into gear for us here at Turners and we hope 2015 is so far going well for you all too. We have been seeing lots of new and exciting products coming through our doors, none more so that this month's front cover item, the refreshingly ethical range of organic, Fairtrade soft drinks from Karma Cola. We are sure these will be a big hit with our customers and look forward to seeing how they go down (excuse the pun). Our main feature this month focuses on what is available from us in individual portion sizes. From single serving boxes of cereal to complimentary sachets of sauces or seasoning, most establishments use these miniature servings in some shape or form, so we try to satisfy demand with as many lines as possible. On the cheese front this month we have decided to celebrate all things alpine with a look at some of our cheeses that have a connection with some of Europe’s skiing hot spots...OK, Gloucester may not be up there with Val d'Isère but their dry ski slope is apparently quite impressive. We welcome on board another new range of glass bottled water in the form of Blenheim Palace mineral water and at a competitive price we think it is a good option if you are looking to switch. All this and more in this month's issue so we hope you enjoy it and remember to visit the blog if you want to find out more. U Unpasteurised OSSAU IRATY P Pasteurised code: OSSAU U Fontina d'AostA £18.95 per kg Reblochon P code: STRATH £16.88 Strathdon blue code:TOMMSAV per kg Tomme de Savoie U GIGANTES BAKED BEANS 2KG SWEET POTATO NOODLES 400G As the name would suggest, these noodles are made from sweet potato flour and are similar to rice vermicelli, turning transparent when cooked. Typically used in the Korean vegetable stir-fry dish japchae, they are an excellent gluten free alternative to wheat-based noodles. From the Cantabrian region of Spain’s northern coast, these fish are carefully caught and hand filleted then salt cured and preserved in olive oil. Plump, moist and buttery, these rich fillets are intensely savoury but not overpoweringly salty. 2 per kg code: SINGGLOSSM1KG IN SEASON IN STOCK per 6kg box ORTIZ ANCHOVY FILLETS 450G £27.85 per 450g tin £18.70 code: ANCHOVCANTABRIAN Single Gloucester PDO cow cheese made by Diana Smart on her farm in Gloucestershire. Hard paste, subtle yet complex. Big mountain: Gloucester Dry Ski Slope (The longest dry ski slope in England & Wales) £20.75 code: NOODSWEETPOT U Creamy, lactic and earthy, the classic French Alpine cheese. Nearly piste, Les Trois Vallees code: TABASCOCHIPCOLA £6.95 per 2kg can £7.95 each (500g) Cow cheese from the Highlands, semi soft, creamy, big pockets of blue. Local hill: Aviemore £2.43 per 280g bottle £2.45 per 400g pack U code: REBLO Pre-Order Item A traditional Greek appetizer, this combines the fantastic texture and flavour of giant baked butter beans with a rich tomato and herb sauce. Perfect for a Mezze platter or how about posh beans on toast? per kg Soft, rich smear-ripened cow cheese from the Alps. Creamy, slightly fruity lift on the rind. Typically used in the ultimate Apres-ski dish tartiflette. Big mountain: La Clusaz / Le Grand Bornand Stock Item A wonderfully sweet yet smoky sauce, from the well-known Tabasco brand, that can also be used as a marinade. With only a subtle amount of heat, the focus here is more on bringing that flavour of the BBQ to your food. Smokiness from the chipotle and sweetness from the cola make this a fantastic addition to our BBQ sauce range. £18.84 Cow cheese, rind washed alpine cheese from the Aosta valley, semi hard, fruity, develops a spicy edge as the cheese matures. Local hill: Courmayeur TABASCO CHIPOTLE & COLA SAUCE code: GIGANTESBEANSLRG U Sheep cheese with a nutty hit, hard paste and long flavours of the mountain pasture. Local resort: Pau code: FONTINA Toby WHAT’S NEW? CHEESE FROM THE SLOPES As the ski season around Europe reaches its peak, we thought we would celebrate some of the wonderful cheeses that come from those high reaching (or not so much in some cases) parts of Europe where the air is crisp and the grass is lush. FORCED RHUBARB A firm favourite this time of year, forcing rhubarb is the process whereby 2-3 year old rhubarb crowns are brought inside and starved of light and food, to stimulate growth. This results in rhubarb with long slender stalks of a vibrant pink colour with small, pale undeveloped leaves. Sweeter and more tender than outdoor grown rhubarb, less sugar is needed when used in cooking. The season lasts from February to around the end of March, so don’t delay and speak to our fresh produce team to order yours. T U R N E R S F I N E F O O D S · 01580 212818 · turnersfinefoods.com £14.32 per kg There is nothing better than using the freshest, in season ingredients in our dishes. So in an effort to increase our fresh produce range, we are holding more and more items in stock as and when they come into season. Here are three of our current favourites that you can order for the next day, no need to pre-order. £8.00 £16.20 per 5kg box JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES This variety of tuber is not truly an artichoke but actually a type of sunflower and it is from the Italian word for sunflower, 'girasole', that it gets its name. In terms of flavour, the Jerusalem artichoke is nutty, sweet and the flesh is deliciously crunchy. To cook with, they can be treated much like potatoes or parsnips and are excellent roasted, sautéed or puréed and used to make soup. Again, the season for the English variety will come to an end towards the end of March, but varieties from other countries are available after this. per 5kg box PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI Also known as PSB, this leafy, colourful cousin of calabrese have delicate purple florets and thinner stems. Its flowering season mainly happens in February and goes until April. Much more interesting on the plate than the thick-stemmed calabrese, and with much more tender stalks, they will not fail to add colour and finesse to any plate. Simply fry in a little oil, perhaps with some garlic and parmesan cheese or some sesame seeds and you have an appetizing side dish which is easy to prepare but which delivers in flavour. Call Cam and Howie in our fresh produce department on 01580 213357 to get more ideas about what to do with any of these items and make the most of fine fresh produce at its peak. PORTION Control CEREALS A large amount of the products we handle here at Turners make their way to our customers in bulk quantities. 25kg bags of flour, 20 litre containers of oil and 25kg blocks of butter are typical products on our shelves. But at the other end of the scale, we have a varied selection of individually portioned & packaged products, often used by restaurants, hotels and cafés to neatly deliver a single serving to their customers. Whether it is boxes of cereal, butter or jam portions for your breakfast buffet, or complimentary UHT milk, coffee or sugar sachets for your hotel rooms, we are sure that we can help with your front of house needs. 2 DAIRY Dorset Cereals Muesli and granola made using perfectly balanced blends of only the finest ingredients possible. Assorted 85g 8x6 boxes - £38.40 Cheese Babybel Nets 20g x6 - £2.59 Bel Paese Buttons 25g x24 - £5.19 Camembert portions 30g x8 - £2.76 Cheddar portions 20g x40 - £9.99 Laughing Cow Light 16.7g x8 - £1.85 Philadelphia 16.7g x24 - £7.95 Philadelphia Light 16.7g x24 - £7.95 Smoked Mini Links 20g x50 - £10.95 Butter Elle & Vire portions 10g x100 - £9.75 Netherend Salted 30g x100 - £39.75 Netherend Unsalted 30g x100 - £39.75 English Butter portions size 7 x100 - £5.95 French Unsalted portions 10g x100 - £9.45 Flora Margarine 10g x120 - £9.45 Quaker Oats So Simple sachets x12 - £3.85 Alpen Muesli 50g x50 - £15.95 No Added Sugar 41g x50 - £15.95 Kelloggs Variety Pack Adults Size 7x5 boxes - £12.75 Variety Pack Child Size 12x8 boxes - £31.95 All Bran 45g x40 - £11.65 Bran Flakes 40g x40 - £11.65 Coco Pops 35g x40 - £11.95 Cornflakes 24g x40 - £11.65 Crunchy Nut Cornflakes 35g x40 - £11.95 Fruit & Fibre 45g x40 - £11.95 Frosties 35g x40 - £11.70 Rice Krispies 22g x40 - £11.70 Special K 30g x40 - £11.95 sugar Milk & Cream UHT Milk Whole 12ml x120 - £4.40 UHT Milk Semi-Skimmed 12ml x120 - £4.12 UHT Cream portions x100 - £5.70 Preserves Fairtrade Brown Sugar Sachets x1000 - £8.99 Fairtrade White Sugar Sachets x1000 - £8.99 White Sugar Sachets x600 - £8.60 Brown Sugar Sachets x600 - £8.60 Individually Wrapped Perruche Sugar Cubes, mixed x625 - £27.50 Canderel Sticks Red x1000 - 15.95 Canderel Sticks Yellow x1000 - £14.95 SALT & PEPPER Tiptree Preserves 28g x72 Strawberry Jam - £16.75 Apricot Jam - £16.75 Blackcurrant Jam - £16.75 Marmalade - £16.75 Morello Cherry Jam - £16.75 Raspberry Jam - £16.75 Honey - £25.95 Bonne Maman Preserves 30g x60 Honey - £27.95 Marmalade - £16.95 Apricot Jam - £18.95 Blackcurrant Jam - £18.55 Cherry Jam - £16.95 Strawberry Jam -£18.35 Salt Sachets x2000 - £5.25 Black Pepper Sachets x2000 - £9.95 sauces Marmite Portions 8g x100 - £19.75 Branston Pickle Dip Pots x100 - £33.75 Robinson’s Strawberry Jam 20g x100 - £13.95 hot Drinks Fairtrade Hot Chocolate Sachets x100 - £26.75 Nescafe Decaf One Cup Stick x200 - £17.00 Nescafe Orig One Cup Sticks x200 - £16.00 Nescafe Latte Sachets x40 - £14.49 Fairtrade Coffee Sticks x200 - £14.99 follow us on @Turnersff turners.finefoods turnersffoods Sachets Hellmanns Mayonnaise Sachets x200 - £14.95 HP Brown Sauce 7ml x200 - £12.95 HP BBQ Sauce 7ml x200 - £19.95 Vinaigrette x200 - £10.95 Glass Jars Wholegrain Mustard 39g x80 - £29.95 Mayonnaise 39g x80 - £23.50 HP Brown Sauce 39g x80 - £23.50 Heinz Tomato Ketchup 33ml x80 - £23.50 Heinz Sachets English Mustard Sachets 5g x300 - £13.45 French Mustard Sachets 5g x300 - £13.45 Horseradish 12g x200 - £14.95 Mayonnaise 12g x200 - £14.95 Mint Sauce 12g x200 - £12.95 Salad Cream 12g x200 - £14.95 Tartar Sauce x200 - £14.95 Vinegar Sachets x250 - £10.99 Tiptree Glass Jars Hot English Mustard 28g x72 - £20.55 Brown Sauce 28g x72 - £20.55 Tomato Ketchup 28g x72 - £20.55 Organic Onion Relish 38g x72 - £27.95 Hot Gooseberry Chutney 38g x72 - £27.95 Tabasco Minis 3.7ml x144 - £99.50 T U R N E R S F I N E F O O D S · 01580 212818 · turnersfinefoods.com 3 ENDGAME Cam's Sichuan Guinea Fowl, poached in Chinese master stock. As the game bird shooting season has come to an end, you may be seeing holes in your menu where pheasant, partridge and wild duck once were. Fear not, we have a couple of great alternatives for you if you are looking to fill that game bird void. Best of all we are currently holding these in-stock, ready to be delivered to you the very next day. As an added bonus, we asked two of our most experienced chef employees, Cameron Maclean and Chris Moore to come up with a delicious dish each using these alternatives. GUINEA FOWL A domesticated former game bird, Guinea Fowl is perfect as an all-yearround option if you want something a little more game-like. Its flavour and texture is somewhere in between chicken and pheasant, with firm flesh and a subtle depth of flavour. Whole 1.3kg - £4.75 per kg Supremes x2 pack - £9.40 per kg CLICK FOR THE FULL RECIPES & COOKING METHODS. Chris' Potted Rabbit Available whole, or in packs of saddles or legs, our French farmed rabbits are more meaty but with a milder flavour compared to their wild cousins. Farming means you can rely on them to be a consistent product of exceptional quality. Whole - £5.65 per kg Saddles approx 350g - £8.50 per kg Legs x6, 1.3kg - £9.50 per kg RABBIT HEY HONEY Stock Item "A delicate Sichuan dish that can fill the kitchen with many delicious smells, lightly braised in a Chinese master stock to keep the meat succulent and tender. Accompanied by a tangy crisp portion of Asian pickled vegetables. Serve as part of an Asian banquet or as a main dish it is a deep flavoured dish with the scent of ginger, garlic, chilli and Shaohsing Chinese Wine." Pre-Order Item "A rustic starter or bar meal, potted rabbit is a French classic. Rabbit, which has been brined to keep it moist and add flavour, is braised in a light stock and mixed with tarragon and Pommery mustard. Serving it with some freshly toasted walnut bread and a shot of rabbit velouté makes it even more delicious." Viscous and aromatic, Honey is a firm favourite when it comes to natural sweeteners. Its colour and flavour can vary depending on the type of flower the bees collect from and single origin honey is common-place, with bees only collecting nectar from one type of flower, giving it a distinctive flavour profile that reflects the source and terroir of the plants, in much the same way as wine does. Below are some of the types available from Turners, from your everyday runny honey to some of the more specialist varieties. NATURALLY PURE The natural mineral water from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, has been valued for its pure delicious taste for centuries and it is now bottled on site after another spring was found on the grounds. Available in both still and sparkling, 33cl and 75cl glass bottles, it is competitively priced and is a great option if you are in the market for some luxury mineral water. Still 12x750ml - £6.48 per case Still 24x330ml - £7.92 per case Sparkling 12x750ml - £6.48 per case Sparkling 24x330ml - £7.92 per case Runny Honey 710g Clear, everyday honey. £4.95 Acacia Honey 340g Mild, sweet with a floral flavour. £3.95 Pure English Honey 454g From Paynes Bee Farm, West Sussex. Orange Blossom Honey 500g Intense floral fragrance. £5.75 £5.32 English Heather Honey 454g From heather grown in Dartmoor & Exmoor. £6.95 Lavender Honey 500g Sweet, mild with acidic notes. £4.95 New Zealand Manuka Honey 340g With natural antibacterial properties. Comes in 3 strengths. 10+ £15.95 15+ £24.95 20+ £34.84 also available... Truffle Honey 430g High quality honey with a decadent flavour of truffle. Perfect drizzled on cheese. £22.99 INTRODUCING... EMMA ARDITTI Emma has been a member of staff at Turners for a number of years, previously as part of our telesales team but more recently she has started a new role as an assistant to our Account Managers. She is responsible for opening new accounts and arranging customers on to the appropriate delivery rounds, amongst many other daily duties...And of course she does this whilst remaining as glamorous as is physically possible at all times! Emma has a passion for animals especially of the canine variety and would love to one day own a Great Dane to add to the six other dogs she already owns. So passionate is she that she recently passed an animal care diploma (with distinction!) and has a view to becoming the next dog whisperer as she would one day like to be a canine behaviourist. Not your average twenty-something girl, Emma describes her favourite pastimes as going to bingo and watching (whilst singing along to) Disney's Frozen...Need we say more? Perfect Meal? English Honey Comb Cut from the honey frame of the hive, nothing is added or taken away, so it keeps all of its nutritional benefits. £8.55 per 150g Bees Wax Edible wax which can be used instead of butter for lining baking sheets. £9.95 per 800g Bees Pollen Sprinkles A super food with high protein content, often used as a topping for desserts. “Battered cauliflower with curry mayonnaise for starters, followed by tagliatelle carbonara with garlic bread, and a refreshing mango sorbet for dessert.” £9.75 per 200g 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. DELIVERIES We deliver daily, Monday to Saturday and our vans leave us between 2am and 7am, depending on the journey. All routes are fixed so you can expect your delivery at or about the same time every day. We do not operate a minimumorder policy.