She was the poshest of the Spices, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Victoria Beckham‘s well-stocked larder boasts an array of the finest condiments.
The 46-year-old star has given her 29 million Instagram followers a peek at the food supplies packing the shelves at her family home near the trendy Oxfordshire market town of Chipping Norton, captioning her picture: ‘Step into my office.’
Curious fans immediately scanned the image for clues about her lifestyle: some products may have been inspired by the East London upbringing of husband David, others seem to have been influenced by the family’s time in America.
The absence of ginger is, one assumes, a coincidence unrelated to her sometimes turbulent relationship with Ginger Spice Geri Horner.
But to save you squinting at the details, The Mail on Sunday can now reveal the spiciest, sauciest and juiciest secrets from inside the Beckham family home.
Victoria Beckham has given her 29 million Instagram followers a peek at the food supplies packing the shelves at her family home near the trendy Oxfordshire market town of Chipping Norton, captioning her picture: ‘Step into my office’
1. Selezione Casillo strong white flour. 1kg, £1
This high-gluten flour is best used for bread, Yorkshire puddings and puff pastry rather than sweet treats such as cakes and biscuits.
2. Doves Farm Malthouse Bread Flour. 1kg, £2
This Berkshire farm specialises in organic crops and has even reintroduced some of the UK’s lost ancient grains, including einkorn and emmer.
3. Quaker yellow corn meal. £3
More of an American ingredient than a British one, this particular Quaker product, used in corn bread, is harder to find in the UK.
4. Ren’s Pantry Spices, including cinnamon sticks, organic turmeric powder, raw cacao nibs, cinnamon powder, Aleppo pepper. One spice box £30.
These boutique spices are from food supplier Ren Patel, who calls herself ‘the original Spice Queen’ on social media. Patel runs Ren’s Kitchen, an Indian cookery school, and supplies some of the best London restaurants, including Chiltern Firehouse, Duck & Waffle, Bao and chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Her madras curry powder is pictured, right.
Curious fans immediately scanned the image for clues about her lifestyle: some products may have been inspired by the East London upbringing of husband David, others seem to have been influenced by the family’s time in America (David and Victoria pictured together)
5. Bart herbs and spices
A supermarket staple, Bart has hundreds of flavourings, including a ginger spice, available in Waitrose and elsewhere.
6. Hunter & Gather cold pressed Avocado Extra Virgin Oil. 200ml, £6.29
Full of antioxidants and healthy fats, avocado oil is said to be more buttery than olive or coconut oil.
7. Cholula original hot sauce. 150ml, £1.70
An American sauce that blends hot chilli peppers and spices that possibly reminds the Beckhams of their years in the States while David played for LA Galaxy.
8. Tracklements Green Tomato Chutney. 315g, £3.85
From a Cotswolds-based artisan condiment-maker.
9. Tony’s home-made chilli vinegar. £1.60
This vinegar is from David Beckham’s favourite pie and mash shop in Waltham Abbey, ten miles from where he grew up in Leytonstone, East London. He was last spotted eating there in 2017.
10. Heinz tomato ketchup. £2.80
11. Heinz sweet relish. £2.99
An American sauce perfect for hotdogs and hamburgers that is hard to get hold of in the UK.
12. Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients wild oregano. 20g, £1.80
Described as being good for feta and olives.
13. Lee Kum Kee chilli garlic sauce. 190g, £1.89
14. M&S sweet mango chutney. 300g, £1.50
15. The Bay Tree zingy mint sauce. 200g, £2.50
The absence of ginger is, one assumes, a coincidence unrelated to her sometimes turbulent relationship with Ginger Spice Geri Horner (middle with the other members of the Spice Girls)
This high-end brand was started by Emma Macdonald out of her mother’s kitchen in Somerset.
16. Tracklements Fresh Mint Jelly. 250g, £3.25
17. Wilkin & Sons Ltd Tiptree cranberry sauce. 210g, £2.29
The Wilkin family started growing fruit in 1865 and is now a £50 million-a-year business employing 250 people.
18. Bonne Maman wild blueberry conserve. 370g, £2.90
From a leading French brand, mass-produced to look home-made.
19. Bonne Maman cherry compote. 385g, £3
20. St Dalfor Rhapsodie de Fruit high fruit content spread, strawberry. £2.84, £2.19 each
Another French preserve.