22 April 2010

Nicholson & Saville Food Wholesalers: Supporting local growers, Hillsdale (20 Apr 2010)

18/75 Corish Circle, Hillsdale NSW 2036

So much pork ... Oink! Oink!

Thanks to Pascaline from San José Smallgoods I now have a fridge shelf full of various pork samples to try plus Derek from Nicholson & Saville also provided some of their products they stock like Murray River Gourmet Salk Flakes, Novello Frantoio Olive Oil, Cintra Estate Caramelised Red Wine Vinegar, Newman's Seeded Mustard, Hot English Mustard and Horseradish. It was great visiting the food warehouse which imports San José Smallgoods from South Australia and seeing large 20 litre containers of olive oil, 3.5 kg tubs of olives and smelling the chorizo and pancetta hanging to dry in the cooler. They seem to be big supporters of mostly Australian products and sell to many leading Sydney fine dining restaurants like Claudes, Cafe Sydney and Rockpool amongst others. San José Smallgoods were one of the suppliers featured at the Bacon Week Launch.

I'm surely going to need some help in finishing all these tasty products so I don't turn into a pig literally. I'm thinking of a huge antipasto with olives, pickles, dips, cheese and sliced baguette to share with the fresh chorizo being barbecued. I really hope I find some pork lovers who would love to sink their teeth into the 500g casalinga or 1 kg slab of pancetta — how am I going to slice this baby up? I feel a taste test score system is in order as well to see which one comes up the favourite out of all the different types of pork products.

PROS: Quality Australian smallgoods and products used by many top Sydney restaurants
CONS: Mostly sell to restaurants so not really set up for retail purchases
MUST TRY: Finding a good recipe to use chorizo

San José Smallgoods fresh chorizo

San José Smallgoods bresaola

San José Smallgoods pancetta

San José Smallgoods sopressa

San José Smallgoods prosciutto

San José Smallgoods lombo

San José Smallgoods pancetta

San José Smallgoods chorizo

San José Smallgoods mild cacciatore

San José Smallgoods hot chorizo

San José Smallgoods casalinga

Newman's Seeded Mustard, Hot English Mustard, Horseradish

Novello Frantoio Olive Oil, Cintra Estate Caramelised Red Wine Vinegar

Murray River Gourmet Salk Flakes

Nicholson & Saville storeroom and cooler

Chef's blend olive oil

Novello Frantoio Olive Oil

Gina Green Pitted Olives

Meats and produce

San José Smallgoods pancetta


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Maria said...

OMG that chorizo looks so good! I love using chorizo in my cooking and it always adds up so much to the flavour of the dish.

tangerine eats said...

So much ready-to-eat meat! Looks like a fantastic place, thanks for sharing :)

jazzmeintea said...

Hi Simon,
i've been making a one-pot Chorizo and chicken rice. I think the recipe was in the Spanish edition of Gourmet Traveller. It's so simple!! Chorizo, chicken, Calasparra rice,red capsicum, onions, garlic, smoked paprika, saffron, cherry tomotoes finished with roman beans.

Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

fwah! i'm in foodie heaven. i'm currently loving all things chorizo. Yum Yum Yum

Anita said...

What gorgeous produce. You're going to make beautiful dishes with them - I'm sure!

A cupcake or two said...

So much porky goodness. I love pancetta, it's so versatile.

Simon Leong said...

hi maria, apparently they make a very good chorizo and have won awards with it so i'm looking forward to trying it.

hi tangerine eats, i like how i won't need to cook most of it to appreciate it. makes for a quick and easy meal.

hi jazzmeintea, sounds like a great recipe and easy. thanks for sharing.

hi amy, i'm hoping the hot chorizo isn't too hot but will soon report about it.

hi anita, i think most of them i'll have as is and make it more a meat feast. i think i'll be able to appreciate the flavours more to compare. but next time i'd then cook something like jazzmeintea's recipe perhaps.

hi a cupcake or two, i love crispy frying the pancetta in the sandwich maker. so good with scrambled eggs :-)


ooooh, I <3 this bresaola! Do they sell retail? I'll go easily through 1kg of pancetta !

Simon Leong said...

hi gé, i'll have to take special note of the bresaola then :-)

Portuguese Kitchen said...

You can use chorizo & pancetta in soups for flavouring & protein. Chorizo or pancetta with seafood ( pipis, white wine & chorizo, with fresh coriander) go exceptionally well together, which is one way Portuguese people use it.
Lucky you, having all that produce.

Simon Leong said...

hi Portuguese Kitchen, sounds wonderful. thanks for the tips. :-)

diana le saux said...

What's the difference between bresaola and lombo? i only know the common ones like pancetta etc.

Simon Leong said...

hi diana, to be honest i've got no idea myself. i've heard of pancetta, prosciutto, chorizo and jamon but that's about it. hence i turn to wiki for answers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresaola and http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombo today Lombo was once of the favourite to eat by my friends.

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