June 28th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Ladies and gentleman, introducing The SK Dim Sum Challenge. After Chef Oliver took the honours in British Sandwich Week, our very competitive chefs were keen to battle it out again, so we threw down the gauntlet (or should that be wok?) and decided to see who could come up with the best dim sum dish. […]

May 9th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Hummus , I absolutely love it; it’s one of my favourite things to eat in the world, so I am all for International Hummus Day. I do however draw the line at eating it every day. That’s exactly what an Israeli man is doing in the run-up to the day on 13th May. He is […]

May 3rd, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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“In Mexico, everything on the menu is the same dish. The only difference is the way it’s folded.” Ah, Billy Connolly, you comedy genius you! This one-liner has always made me laugh, but with Cinco de Mayo approaching, funnily enough on 5th May, do you know your taco from a burrito? One thing is for […]

April 4th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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We have a question for you on International Carrot Day. Hands up who was told when they were kids, and now tell your own children, that eating carrots helps you to see in the dark? Come on, we have all done it right? Granted, if it got us and our children to eat more vegetables, […]

March 29th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Ah, Mother’s Day, the time of year when restaurants and pubs across the UK rub their hands with glee at the thought of a fully booked service. For some, it may be the one of the few times of the year that they are full. Let’s face it though, you can’t be choosy when you […]

March 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you know that Waffle Day is approaching? When you think of waffles, what country springs to mind? The USA or maybe Belgium? Both countries are, of course, renowned for their waffles and in Belgium’s case, it’s in the name! But, we actually have Sweden to thank for giving us waffle day. There it is […]

February 28th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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With Pancake Day upon us, we wonder how many people will actually make their own pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? The reason we ask is there are now so many pre-prepared versions, whether it is those where the mix is already made for you or where it’s just a case of putting the pancake in the […]

February 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Real Bread Week began in 2010 and is the annual celebration of real bread and the people who make it, so… At the start of Real Bread Week, let’s begin with a question. True or false. The smell of freshly baked bread can help to sell a house? Well, according to a recent survey, the […]

February 14th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you remember the Millennium Bug? As we approached the year 2000, there was genuine fears that the worldwide computer systems around the world would not be able to cope with the numerical change. Doomsday ‘preppers’ predicted the end of the world, where planes would fall from the sky and nuclear missiles would launch on […]

January 31st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Chinese New Year is upon us again and chances are that if you are in any of the main UK supermarkets this weekend looking to stock up in time for 5th February (the official start of the year of the pig), you will be buying food made by our own fair hands. Preparation for the […]