Wimbledon

Wimbledon – Game Set and Match Tommy

Wimbledon starts on Monday.

That means, for many, it’s time to pretend they enjoy watching two people (or four if it’s doubles) hitting a ball repeatedly at each other for hours.

No doubt, the municipal tennis courts (if they are any left) around the country will also start filling up as Murray fever, and hopefully Konta fever too, hits the nation.

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

Glastonbury – have frying pan, will travel

Glastonbury is underway, so after the recent hot spell that pretty much guarantees that the 100,000-plus people who attend the festival will find themselves drenched and bogged down in mud by the end of it.

It’s hard to believe that the first festival took place in 1970 with just one act, T-Rex, who actually replaced The Kinks at the last minute. There were 1,500 tickets sold for that festival.

This weekend, around 135,000 people will watch the likes of Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kris Kristofferson (yes, there is something for all ages!), so it’s certainly changed a great deal in the last 47 years.

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

National Picnic Week

National Picnic Week starts today and when doing our research for this blog we were surprised to discover that, for a change, picnics didn’t originate here in the UK.

The first usage of the word can be traced back to a French book in 1692 which described a group of people dining in a restaurant who brought their own wine.

These days we would call that BYO (Bring Your Own)!

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Chris Brown
Sous Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
World Gin day

World Gin Day

We don’t often blog about drinks, given our forte is food, but we are making an exception for world gin day.

And, believe it or not, we also have a gin-based recipe, but more of that in a while.

The organisers of World Gin Day, now in its 9th year, must be rubbing their hands with glee at the massive rise in popularity of the Juniper-based spirit in recent years.

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John Connell
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
National Fish and Chip Day

National Fish and Chip Day

We’re all used to fish and chip Friday but it’s even better that today is also National Fish and Chip Day.

Believe it or not, as a nation we spend £1.2bn on the battered good stuff every year, eating our way through an amazing 382 million portions!

We were intrigued by a recent survey which asked people to vote for their favourite accompaniments to fish and chips. Vinegar came top at 41%, followed by salt at 37% and mushy peas came third with 28%.

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John Connell
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.