Our Emporium – Go Shopping is a section on our blog that we wanted to keep separate from our own posts about our Food adventures.
Not only have we shared amazing adventures in food, but we also have many shared years of retail experience in the cookware/tableware and restaurant supply industry. We still get a thrill when we read about or use a new piece of great cookware (in reality, we are cookware ‘Geeks’).
Consequently we are asked often for advice on such as pans, cooks knives, general cookware and modern tableware and gardening equipment, food etc. We’ve recently moved house, and have to renovate both the house and the garden, so guess who’s excited about starting afresh with decor, furnishings, a new kitchen and flower garden?
But when we came up with the idea of a food blog, we never intended to sell goods at all. We just wanted to write about our experiences with anything and everything to do with Food. Amazingly certain companies contacted us and said that they really loved the free publicity we gave them, and suggested that we ought to benefit from our enthusiasm at using their products and become Affiliates, and, in return, we could earn a tiny percentage of anything our readers bought through our site.
So, we came to the conclusion that we could pass on our knowledge to our readers with up-to-date, in-depth cookware advice, write about our own experiences of gadgets and cookware, food, furniture, a new kitchen, kitchen garden tips and successes as well as creating a shopping section for our food blog, called ‘The Emporium’.
We will be very selective on the choice of goods on offer, and we have handpicked specially selected Merchants whose goods we would be very happy to use ourselves, and goods that are linked with the subjects on our food blog.
Please feel free to have a browse at The Emporium and our selected Merchants.
Just click on the Merchant’s name below to get through to their own site for more information or to go shopping – gradually each Merchant will have pages for their particular products.
AGA Cookshop – Selling top quality cookware, bakeware, textiles, ceramics and cookbooks tailored for the cooks and families using AGA ovens, but also suitable for use in any oven.
Emma Bridgewater – From small beginnings, Emma’s pottery and tableware company has spiralled into one of the largest and most loved in the UK and beyond – they will deliver to almost anywhere in the world.
Divertimenti – The cookshop for all cooks, from beginners to serious cooks. Over 4,000 items of quality cookware, plus thousands of cutters, implements, gadgets. And various ranges of stunning pottery, including handmade jugs & bowls from Provence, and designs by Nick Munro. Plus cookery classes an demonstrations. Divertimenti deliver world-wide.
Donald Russell – Highly rated supplier of quality Meat, Poultry, Fish, Seafood, Game and much more.
John Lewis – John Lewis is a unique chain of well-respected, upmarket department stores operating throughout Great Britain, selling quality goods for home and garden, beauty, electrical goods and cookware/appliances, fashion and children’s ware, TVs etc and has an incredible Christmas department. They share their profits and benefits with all their Partners (Employees). John Lewis deliver both to the UK and a large number of international countries – check on the Delivery information at the bottom of their web page.
Lakeland – The home of creative kitchenware – from the smallest utensil, bakeware and cookware right up to a Sous Vide appliance, Lakeland has it all. Also brilliant for cleaning products and storage ideas. Lakeland deliver world-wide.
Nisbets – Every conceivable product needed for the Catering Industry, including vast amounts of cookware and tableware.
Sarah Raven – A talented gardener, growing both vegetables, plants and beautiful flowers for cutting and attracting bees. Sarah’s range of flower and vegetable seeds/plants and plants, gardening tools, homewares, and fabulous cookbook are second to none.
Thompson & Morgan – One of the UK’s largest suppliers of Seeds for Flowers and Vegetables, plus Fruit and Gardening Equipment.
Waitrose –Waitrose is one of the country’s leading food retailers and aims to combine the competitive convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop. With FREE delivery to your door, offering 2-hour delivery slots.
Waitrose Entertaining – which is a convenient made-to-order top quality food service with a vast selection of dishes from canapes to roast beef and luscious desserts. The food is delivered to your door.
Waitrose Garden – Waitrose Garden stocks more than 5,000 top quality products – plants, seeds and bulbs, gardening tools and accessories, plus plant pots and outdoor furniture and lifestyle products. Flowers and shrubs to beautify your garden, fruit and vegetables to help you create your own Kitchen Garden. Plus immense help and advice on how to grow your plants successfully.
Waitrose Wine, Flowers & Gifts – At Waitrose Direct you can browse 1300 wines, send beautiful bouquets or select luxurious gifts and hampers. Wine by the case (mix your own case) and and Hampers, delivered Nationwide.
Whittard of Chelsea – A specialist group of shops selling top quality Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate alongside Confectionery and Food, China, Gifts and Equipment
The Emporium – Go Shopping – will gradually be adding Merchants who we come across that we believe will sell quality products at a fair price, (and products we would love ourselves) so keep watching!