July 30th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Put out the bunting, it’s International Beer Day on Sunday (5th August). Do you know that in 2011 an American journalist decided to abstain from solid food for Lent and drank nothing but beer and water for 46 days? He wanted to see if he could emulate German monks of the 16th century who supposedly […]

July 23rd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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The organisers of National Picnic Month must be rubbing their hands with glee given the amazing weather that has coincided with this month’s event. According to the experts, the average person picnics at least three times a year in the UK, but we are assuming this figure is based on the normally poor British summers. […]

July 16th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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The 2018 World Cup final was a real David and Goliath match (with Goliath prevailing this time) and this is also reflected in the kitchen, but when it comes to culinary traditions, the two sides have more in common than you may at first think. Croatia, with a population of just 4 million was in […]

July 8th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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July is National Hot Dog Month, and whilst you might think this meaty snack is quintessential America, it was actually invented in Europe. There are conflicting claims to the exact origins of the popular cinema snack – one story claims two Austro-Hungarian immigrants, Emil Reichel and Sam Ladany, brought the hot dog with them from […]

July 8th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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In the UK we love the humble pea – whether it’s mushy, garden, petit pois, sugarsnap, frozen, fresh or marrowfat we can’t get enough of them, eating on average 9,000 peas a year each, so it’s not surprising that we are celebrating Great British Pea Week. We don’t just like eating peas, we love growing them […]

July 2nd, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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With Germany out of the World Cup, it seems the path has been cleared for Brazil, now the tournament favourites, to lift the trophy. We love Brazil, but not only because of Neymar and Co, we must admit. It’s not its beaches, although they’re undoubtedly beautiful. It’s not the great cities like Rio and Sao […]