Lent

Lent

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 and something to jump on the bandwagon about; St Patrick’s Day being just one of the many others that spring to mind (isn’t is amazing how many people suddenly enjoy drinking Guinness on 17th March?).

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

Nutella

It was world Nutella day earlier this week and 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 how a member of the Royal family (we are guessing it was one of the younger ones and not the Queen) is rumoured to use Nutella as a face cream. There’s even a demonstration on one newspaper’s website –  – who says hard news journalism is dead?

There’s also interesting facts like how Nutella outsells Marmite in the UK (is that a surprise?), that one jar of the spread is sold ever 2.5 seconds worldwide and that someone even invented a lock to stop people stealing his spread.

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

Party food

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 weeks, we thought we would give you some pointers.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Meat free week recipe

National Curry Week

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 Volcanic Vindaloo was nowhere near hot enough.

This new dish comes with warning label as it contains scorpion chillies (which top the Scoville Heat Scale) as well as naga and green chillies.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Great British Menu

Great British Menu

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 we’re willing to bet, they will steer clear of hospital food.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
World Cup Final

World Cup Final

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 its first World Cup final while France, who also won the competition in 1998, had a population of almost 70 million at home cheering them on.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Great British Pea Week

Great British Pea Week

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 too – the UK is proudly the largest producer (and consumer) of frozen peas in Europe with around 700 farmers harvesting more than two billion portions a year! To achieve these impressive numbers and satisfy our appetites, they plant the equivalent of 70,000 football pitches of peas every year!

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Korean food

Korean food

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 menu.

Although the meeting is being held in Singapore, we’d like to think there’ll be a range of Korean options on offer too. Not that Singapore’s cuisine is limited. Malaysian cuisine is vast, varied and delicious! There’s Laksa, there’s Satay, there’s Beef Rendang, Nasi Goreng….the list goes on and on.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day

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. Not all of us like what has been hiding under that woolly jumper….our first instinct is to panic. And then renew the gym membership.

But should it really should be a time for thinking about our “beach bodies”, stocking up on salad leaves and dusting off the trainers? Some advertisers would have us think so, urging us to get “bikini-ready” and various diet gurus already proclaiming only their diet can have you ready for summer.

Well, thankfully, not everyone agrees.

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

Apocalypse food

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 wouldn’t call ourselves “Preppers” (the nickname given to those who are REALLY prepared for any impending doom), but the kit does sound like a good idea and not just for those who are getting ready for a catastrophic event.

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