Christmas 2020: Read the latest update here.  Pre-10.30 & Pre-12 Deliveries: DPD is withdrawing these services until the New Year.  Regular Next Day / Named Day services are delivered between 8am - 8pm.  Deliveries on Tuesday 1st December: DPD is limiting services over Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Some orders placed for delivery on Tue 1st Dec may be delivered early on Mon 30th Nov. Affected customers will be notified on Sun 29th.  Covid-19: Read the latest coronavirus update here.

Guides and Features

An update about Christmas 2020

An update about Christmas 2020

To our valued customers,

Christmas may be a little different this year, however we will endeavour, as always, to guarantee that you receive the finest ingredients and fresh produce. I want to be transparent as we try to make the best of these strange times and have as normal a festive period as can be possible!

25 day ago
Vegetables and Fruit in Season in October

Vegetables and Fruit in Season in October

October brings a selection of comforting autumnal flavours in earthy mushrooms, sweet pumpkins and heartier greens such as chicory and watercress. We stock some of the most exciting varieties of fruit and vegetables available including hard to find Vitellotte purple potatoes, fragrant Muscat grapes and a pumpkin that’s nurtured, heat-cured and stamped with a special marker of quality - definitely not one for carving into a Halloween lantern!

2 months ago
The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Truffles

The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Truffles

Here at Fine Food Specialist we take the greatest care in sourcing the finest produce from around the world to deliver straight to your door, and there is no exception when it comes to truffles. Our fine selection is imported from Italy, France, and even further afield for more niche varieties of truffles...

2 months ago
The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Game

The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Game

Autumn means game season and the arrival of lots of new and interesting meats to play around with. The word ‘game’ defines a group of birds and wild animals, which are hunted by game specialists and prized for their full, rich flavour. Our wide selection of birds, venison, rabbit and hare are just what you need to bring some interest and excitement to a weekday meal or dinner party. 

 

2 months ago
The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Caviar

The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Caviar

We have sourced the finest varieties of caviar from Russia to Italy, farmed using innovative techniques to achieve the best taste. Peruse our comprehensive collection and you will find we cater to every occasion, from finding your personal favourites to impressing dinner party guests to treating a friend with a beautiful caviar gift. Here we will take you through all your questions about caviar and how to best enjoy this luxury foodstuff!

2 months ago
The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Mushrooms

The Fine Food Specialist Guide to Mushrooms

Mushrooms are the perfect way to add depth of flavour to a dish with very little effort, and at Fine Food Specialist, we stock a wide range; from earthy, meaty morels with their distinctive wrinkled caps to delicate golden chanterelles and skinny, silken enoki. Here’s our guide to working with one of nature’s most versatile ingredients.

2 months ago
How to use Edible Flowers and Micro Herbs

How to use Edible Flowers and Micro Herbs

Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s missing from a dish to give it the wow factor, which is where garnishes such as edible flowers and micro herbs really come into their own. 

These flowers and herbs are just coming into season in the spring, and you’ll find an exciting range available in store to transform your dish into something special. 

5 months ago
Choosing and Cooking the perfect Wagyu Steak

Choosing and Cooking the perfect Wagyu Steak

There are certain food items that seem to go beyond the effect they have on your taste buds. 

Certain foods resonate with us in new and unexpected ways. It may be the location we eat them in, or the people we share them with. Or it could be that the taste is so impressive and memorable that it truly lingers in our minds.

Anybody who enjoys high quality meats will likely have a favourite they go to when they can. And for many people around the world, that favourite will be Wagyu beef.

6 months ago
A variety of exotic fruit available from Fine Food Specialist

Discover new Fruit and Vegetables this spring

Making positive additions to your food selection is what we are all about here at Fine Food Specialist. We love sourcing wonderful culinary items you’re unlikely to find in your local supermarket, and make these easy for you to enjoy. 

Providing you with the chance to try something exotic, hard to find or completely new is part of our charm we feel. This applies across our range, but with spring here, we wanted to focus on our fruit and vegetable range in our latest blog.

7 months ago
seasonal vegetable box

Eating healthily and storing food properly

Generally in our lives, we need to do certain things and live in a certain way in order to be healthy and happy. This is a good mantra by which to live life generally. But there are times when we need to take extra special care of ourselves and ensure that the right things are going into our body. 

With the current health situation we are finding ourselves in, making sure we are eating healthily can help give our bodies a better chance of staying in a good shape. This means carefully picking and choosing the food we eat is an important thing to do. 

8 months ago