March 14th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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So, who has given up something for Lent? In the days before Veganuary, Dry January, Stoptober etc, the only time of the year when people tended to forgo nice things was Lent. Of course, this six-and-a-half week period before Easter was originally a Christian tradition involving fasting. But like many things it has become commercialised […]

February 8th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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It was world Nutella day earlier this week. The internet was awash with stories and recipes about this chocolate spread. Created by an Italian baker in the 1940s and now an international phenomenon. Our favourite story was about a member of the Royal family. They are rumoured to use Nutella as a face cream! There’s […]

December 14th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Are you getting ready to consume your own weight in party food over the festive season? It’s the one time of the year where the diet really does go out the window so having studied and tasted (it’s a hard job etc..) the party food ranges of the main UK supermarkets over the last few […]

October 24th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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It’s national curry week, which has always had a place in our hearts here in the SK kitchen, after all it is our bread and butter (or should that be naan?) To mark the week, supermarket Morrisons recently launched a new eight chilli-rated curry dubbed the Flaming Fiery Phaal. This was after complaints that their […]

August 13th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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One of the SK chefs’ favourite TV programmes – Great British Menu – returns to our screens this week and this year it is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS. We are looking forward to seeing what the professional chefs come up with as they attempt to win a place at the banquet, but […]

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: 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 […]

June 11th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Food, it is often said, brings people together. It can help bridge cultural gaps, it is celebratory, and there’s nothing more ‘in’ at the moment than Korean food. So, to mark the meeting between US President Donald J Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un this week we decided to look at what might be on the […]

May 11th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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International No Diet Day and Eat What You Want Day – now they are two awareness days we can definitely get on-board with! Ok, the weather is getting better and as a result legs and torsos are being exposed to the world left, right and centre, after a long winter of comfort eating and hibernation. […]

March 23rd, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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News is out that Costco are selling an apocalypse food kit which it promises will keep you and your family fed for a year should disaster strike – when presumably it will be safe to venture out of your shed or whatever you’ve been using as a bunker. Now, here at SK Chilled Foods, we […]