St Andrew's Day

St Andrew’s Day

It’s St Andrew’s Day but we are celebrating it throughout the week.

St Andrew is the official patron saint of Scotland having been first recognised as such in 1320, but he is also the patron saint of Greece, Russia, Romania and Barbados.

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Jonathan Murray
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
60 million samosas

60 million samosas and still counting…

A woman celebrating 25 years’ service with SK Chilled Foods is believed to have hand-folded more than 60 million samosas during her career.

Asmat Farooq, who works  SK Chilled Foods’ Riverside site on Teesside, is estimated to have made 2.5million samosas every year for the 25 that she has worked there. That means that during her time working for SK, Asmat, from Middlesbrough, is believed to have made upwards of 62.5million of the delicious snacks, hand folding every single one!

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Katie Beaumont
Marketing & Communications Executive of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Our American cousins celebrate Thanksgiving this week, but there’s no reason why you can’t bring some Thanksgiving traditions to your Christmas table.

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving in the USA when traditionally the family sit down to eat turkey with all the trimmings followed by pumpkin pie. It’s the start of the holiday season!

But that led us to thinking about all the many and varied American dishes. Not just the hamburger, hot dog, barbecued ribs and doughnuts, although the USA do these better than anywhere else in the world.

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Gary Olive
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Stir-up Sunday

Stir-up Sunday

It’s Stir-up Sunday today (22nd November) so if you haven’t done already there’s still time to gather the family together for a lucky stir and a wish with an old Christmas tradition.

How many of you will be making your Christmas pudding this year? That’s what the tradition of Stir-up Sunday is all about and it’s a magical time for families with the citrus peel, dried fruits and cinnamon mixing together to create an aroma that tells you Christmas is coming.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Children in Need

Children in Need

If the children have seen you baking busily for the Children In Need cake sale at work and they’ve maybe sneaked a not-quite-so perfect cupcake, then this weekend might be the perfect time to get them into the kitchen.

Inspire them with the thought of creating their very own Pudsey biscuits or cakes and encourage them to do a good deed by selling their creations  to friends and relatives to help raise money for Children In Need.

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Jonathan Murray
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Masterchef: The Professionals

Masterchef: The Professionals

We love this time of year. No, not the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, as nearly every day is Christmas in the SK kitchen, but that our favourite programme – Masterchef: The Professionals – has returned to our screens.

The programme has come a long way since its inception in 1990 when it was hosted by Loyd Grossman and was for amateur chefs only.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
World Vegan Month

World Vegan Month

November is World Vegan Month. Choosing to become a vegan has never been easier with so much advice and support available to you at the click of a button on the internet.

There are so many vegan recipe books and restaurants and you can find many vegan staples in your local supermarket too.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.