Pieter and Tessa Totte opened their first bakery-cum-deli-cum- cafe in Norwich two years ago, and there are now three Ingredients stores with 20 more planned. The central element of every shop is a bakery with breads and cakes made on the premises in full view of the customers. The new Nottingham shop stocks over 3,500 products - all chosen by Tessa Totte - from casseroles to cook books, jams and cheese. Shoppers are encouraged to browse, or just to sit and sip the specially blended coffee. The days of traipsing all over town shopping for your River Cafe recipe may be numbered. Aoife O'Riordain

Ingredients stores are at: 24-26 Castle Mall, Castle Mall Shopping Centre, Norwich (01603 623399); The Old Corner Pin, 49 Clumber Street, Nottingham (0115 9413844); 28 Eagle Walk, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes (01908 696755)