Lulu’s Online Store
Lulu’s is the Herne Hill wine bar and shop from the team behind neighbourhood restaurant Llewelyn’s. New this month is the online store, where you’ll find a range of deli items, gifts, and picnic hampers for the last of the good weather. Create your perfect picnic hamper with its selection of sourdough, ciabatta and rye bread from The Snapery; truffle burrata from Murgella; Glastonbury butter; Winslade cheese from Hampshire; Llewelyn’s pickled gherkins and piccalilli; and Tayto crisps. Shoppers can also choose from other pantry items, confectionary, tinned fish, wines and beers. Everything is available for nation-wide delivery.
N°20 by Nespresso
Nespresso is one brand that continually innovates and evolves. This month, the brand launches N°20, the ultimate cup of coffee that has been 20 years in the making. The team visited plantings in Colombia, Nicaragua and Indonesia, before the perfect blend was created in the Cauca and Caldas regions. There, the coffee was grown by just 59 farmers who collectively planted and cared for 1m coffee trees of this unique variety. Following years of research and tastings, the blend has an elegant favour profile, with subtle notes of orange blossom and fresh citrus. The limited-edition coffee is now available in Nespresso capsules and will be available in Vertuo capsules next year.
Bold Bean Co x Hodmedod’s
Bold Bean Co make some of the tastiest jarred beans out there, so we were pleased to hear it has partnered with sustainable brand Hodmedod’s to create a jar of brown carlin peas. It’s Bold Bean Co’s first jar of British-grown beans, featuring peas frown on Hodmedod’s award-winning farm. A good substitute for chickpeas, the peas have a firm texture and nutty flavour like chestnuts. Use them in everything from salads and dips to stews and curries. Bold Bean co-founder Amelia Christie-Miller recommends stirring sweet, caramelised French onions through carlin peas for an easy bake, or tossing them with roasted aubergine and fresh herbs, with a dollop of caramelised garlic yoghurt.
Katto Chopping Board
UK kitchenware company Katto understands that people want to own fewer, better things. That’s why its products are handmade and designed to have minimal impact on the environment. After mastering handmade Japanese steel knives last year – we can vouch for the quality – Katto is now taking on the rest of your kitchen cabinet. In addition to new BBQ tools, the brand has created a reversible chopping board made from American black walnut. One side has a flat cutting and carving surface, while the other has a grooved edge for slicing bread. Best of all, each board has its own purpose-built dock for phones, iPad or cookbooks.
During the summer holidays, several members of the SL team were raving about new pan-Asian delivery company, Little Fish. Headed up by Michelin-trained and multi-award-winning chef Neil Witney, the team creates quality sushi and nigiri platters, sushi rolls, sashimi boxes and ready-to-heat dishes like red curry and pad Thai. Made daily using only the freshest ingredients, customers can choose home deliveries (to postcodes in and around the Surrey area) or pick them up from various stores around the country, including the Cowdray Farm Shop in Sussex. Best of all, the team has refrigerated lockers in Haslemere for convenient pick-ups.
Mirror Margarita is the new alcohol brand from award-winning mixologist Deano Moncrieffe. He’s also the expert behind the UK’s first agave bars, Hacha – which has outposts in Dalston and Brixton. Moncrieffe has created the world’s first ready-made clear margarita, made using 100% Premium Agave Blanco Cazcabel Tequila. The drink is clean, crisp and layered with grapefruit notes on the finish. Unlike anything we’ve tried, it’s a must for margarita lovers – just serve it over ice and finish with your garnish of choice. The drink will soon be available from Sainbury’s.
The Dinner Show By Gousto
We're big fans of Gousto's easy-to-follow recipes for quick meals, so we were pleased to hear the brand has created a fun series of recipes inspired by TV and film. There are currently 50 on offer, from meals inspired by family movies like Lady and the Tramp, to dishes straight from cult classics like Pulp Fiction. You'll also find kits paying homage to Stranger Things, Bridgerton,Game of Thrones and more. We can recommend the New Yorker Meatball Marinara Sub & Fries recipe, inspired by Joey from Friends – perfect for Friday nights in.
Maldon Salt Merchants' Range
Ask any top chef what’s in their kitchen at home and most will attest to the quality of Maldon Salt. The brand has expanded its range with two new boxes: Himalayan Pink Salt and Kalahari Desert Salt. The pink rock Himalayan salt is a coarse variety from the foothills of the Himalayas and is best used whole in curries and sauces. It’s also a great garnish for cocktails. Then there’s the Desert Salt, a specialist ingredient from the vast desert plains of the Kalahari that’s dried in the sun and perfect for Middle Eastern dishes like flatbreads or barbecued meats. For inspiration, check out the new recipes on Maldon’s blog here.
PowFood’s At-Home Gourmet Dining Range
PowFood is a health-conscious catering company that was worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, like Nike, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Google. It has just launched an at-home Gourmet Dining Range, designed to impress dinner party guests. You can currently choose from an extensive range of starters and soups, main courses, sides and desserts for two to 100 portions. An example menu includes dishes like kalamata olive tapenade and baba ghanoush, British seabass with Mediterranean veg and crushed new potatoes, and mango and lime mousse. All meals are handmade, packed full of veggies, and available in two options: either freshly frozen or chilled.
Racquet by The Rochambeau Club
The Rochambeau Club is a members-only venue in the Côte d’Azur. Now, its house rosé, Racquet, is available to purchase for the first time outside of club grounds. The wine is a blend of syrah, cinsault, grenache noir and rolle grapes, created by Alexis Cornu — an award- winning winemaker who specialises in Provencal rosés — from vineyards near the picturesque town of La Garde Freinet. Ideal for a special gift or treat to yourself, bottles are available from The Rochambeau Club’s online, and will be stocked in Selfridges in the coming weeks.
Atavi is the new pasta collection created by Albert Adrià – the Catalan chef who currently hold a Michelin-star at Barcelona restaurant Tickets. There are three tagliatelle pastas to try, made with traditional ingredients and ancient techniques, all available to buy online. Choose from sourdough pasta made from Italian durum wheat and freshly baked bread, umami pasta with a rich and deep flavour thanks to a clever fermentation process, and smoked pasta made with the fiery fumes of vine canes for a smoky taste profile. You can try each one at the free pop-up on Wednesday 20th September when Albert Adrià himself will cook a range of dishes.
B&H Studios, 42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU; from 7-10pm
Little Moons Sweet & Salty Popcorn
Mochi brand Little Moons has an extensive flavour range, and the newest is sweet and salty popcorn. Wrapped in the brand’s soft signature dough, the limited-edition flavour features with creamy gelato with demerara sugar and Himalayan rock salt. Each bite is studded with caramelised pieces of corn for texture and flavour. The mochi balls are gluten free, free from artificial flavourings and preservatives, and only 75 calories each.