Jelly doesn't get more feel-good and quintessentially Caribbean than Walkerswood's Jamaican guava. Bob Marley sang, "come rub it p'on me belly wid you guava jelly". The fragrant tropical fruit is full of vitamin C, and Walkerswood is a rural, employee-owned Jamaican company making sauces and seasonings. The jelly itself is very sweet; spread it on toast, stir into sauces or use as a glaze. £1.79 for a 340g jar from supermarkets.
Phone for the fish knife
John Betjeman took a snobbishly dim view of fish knives, but the sleek Kype smoked salmon server didn't exist in his day. This elegant fish-shaped stainless-steel knife makes light work of carving slices of smoked salmon, and is cleverly designed to help slide the slices on to a plate, too. A fish knife there's no shame in phoning for, or order from www.lakelandlimited.com (01539 488100) for £18.95 plus £3.95 postage on orders under £45, or www.lochfyne.com (01499 600264) for £15 plus £5 delivery.
Montezuma's first London chocolate shop (the others are in Brighton, Chichester and Windsor) joins St John Bread & Wine, Jeanette Winterson's corner shop and A. Gold, the British food specialist, as the most recent addition to the increasingly delectable spread in Spitalfields. Among the inventive chocolates hand-made in Sussex are 30 different bars made from cocoa from the Dominican Republic, or the intriguingly spicy Emperor bars, flavoured with nutmeg, chilli, sweet paprika or three peppers. 51 Brushfield Street, London
E1 (020-7539 9208). Or, if you can't get to the shop, buy from 0845 450 6306/www.montezumas.co.uk
The mercurial Marco Pierre White has followed other celebrity chefs and gone down the pan route. MPW says of his White Heat Collection, made by BEKA, "a pan must be an extension of yourself". Which gives him plenty of extensions: the five collections of pans, three made with copper, include hard, anodised copper-based (pictured here, from £32 to £88), stainless steel with copper base (£20 to £90) and top-of-the range copper (£48-£250). Stockists 0121-580 8398/www.beka-cookware.comReuse content