June 19th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

If there’s one thing we have definitely been able to do during this enforced lock-down, it’s drink! Granted, it may not be in a pub or restaurant (can 4th July come any sooner?) surrounded by friends in great company, but in the comfort of your own home and still surrounded by friends, albeit virtually. Can […]

May 15th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: SK Foods News

We’re coming to the end of National Vegetarian Week, a seven-day event aimed at encouraging people to eat more plant-based food. We’ve talked in previous blogs of how the lock-down has encouraged more home cooking and baking, so it’s a perfect time to perfect your vegetarian cooking. The Vegetarian Society, who are behind National Vegetarian […]

April 9th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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We’re approaching Good Friday, so it’s a great time to ask whether you know why it’s tradition to eat fish on this day. No doubt most of you will say it’s to mark the death of Jesus Christ, with Christians being urged to abstain from eating the flesh of warm-blooded animals as an act of […]

March 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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As you will be aware, we like a food hack or ten here in the SK kitchen so given the current uncertain and unprecedented climate we are all in, we thought this would be an ideal time to share a few food preservation tips which will make your food last longer. So, here, in no […]

February 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Did you know that the first recorded Chinese restaurant in Britain opened in 1907? Yes, that surprised us too! Unfortunately, there’s no record of what was on the menu at the appropriately named ‘The Chinese Restaurant’ in London’s Piccadilly Circus, but we suspect the food was very different from what is served in your average […]

January 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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The war on meat continues this week with another momentous battle. Following on from the epic struggle between BK’s Rebel Whopper and Greggs’ Vegan Steak Bake, we have pitted two more giants of the fast food industry against each other. In the red corner we have KFC with their Vegan Burger and in the blue […]

December 13th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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So, hands up, how many of you will be eating turkey this Christmas? Ok, and how many times do you eat turkey from February to November, assuming there may still be some leftovers in January? Soup anyone? Isn’t it funny that turkey has become such a Christmas staple? We eat around 10 million turkeys each […]

October 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Baking Week, so we’ll begin by asking two questions. Question 1: when was the last time you baked something that was made from scratch? Question 2: when was the last time you cooked a meal that was prepared from scratch? We’re willing to bet that you pretty much all said last night, the […]

August 23rd, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Ah, the sound of leather on willow. Is there anything more quintessentially British than watching cricket in the summer? Well, with the third Ashes test taking place just down the road from SK towers in Leeds, we were not going to let it pass without talking about a game which effectively boils down to hitting […]

July 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Cherry Day on 16th July. Believe it or not, this will be the 11th year of celebrating the humble cherry. And National Cherry Day was originally started back in 2008 to raise awareness of Britain’s cherries. Do you know that during the 20th century, Britain lost 90% of its cherry orchards? This is […]