Halloween

Halloween

It’s Halloween but rather than talking about the food people eat on Halloween (there’s only so many recipes using pumpkins!) I am going to share a recent ‘spooky’ food experience I had recently.

My wife and I were on holiday in Malaysia when we had decided to have ‘dining in the dark’ meal.

We had heard about this restaurant before we travelled but it still didn’t prepare us for what was to come.

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

Seafood Week

It’s Seafood Week, a time to celebrate Great British seafood.

Being an island means we are very spoiled when it comes to fish and shellfish caught off our waters.

There’s nothing better than eating fish in a restaurant when it’s so fresh it tastes like it was plucked from the sea just minutes before (even if you live in the Midlands!), or as a chef taking a fresh delivery and deciding what to do with your halibut, mussels, prawns, monkfish or sea bream, to name just a thousand!

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
National Curry Week

National Curry Week

I spoke in a recent blog about my preference for smaller, tapas-style, plates when I am eating in restaurants and at it’s National Curry Week, it seemed perfect timing to discuss how Indian food can fit into this category.

Back in the day, you sat down, ordered a sauce-laden main course like Chicken Bhuna and sharing amounted to splitting some pilau rice and a naan bread as big as your head.

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

Great British Menu

Of all the cooking programmes on television the Great British Menu is the one we chefs enjoy the most.

Masterchef: The Professionals is great of course but there’s something particularly great about the Great British Menu.

I think it’s down to the challenge of cooking four courses to a theme, with the prospect of being able to cook one, or more, of your dishes at a banquet for the great and good.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Food envy - tapas

Food envy

How many times have you been in a restaurant with a partner or friend and got food envy because the dish they chose is much nicer than yours?

It’s something that happens with my wife and I on a regular basis, and because of my job, we eat out a lot!

It even got the point where we would order two main courses and swap half way through so we wouldn’t miss out – which can be infuriating when you know you have ordered something far superior!

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