September 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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It’s Guacamole Day. If you had told us a few years ago that we would be writing a blog on something whose primary ingredient is avocado, we would have told you to go and lie in a darkened room. Not that we have anything against this small green fruit of course, after all Mexican food […]

July 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you know that it’s only 159 days until Christmas? Yes, we know, we’re still in the middle of summer, the sun is shining (well some of the time) and people are more likely thinking BBQ than turkey with all the trimmings. But, even though it’s July, we’re already well underway with our preparations for […]

June 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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When we heard about World Food Week (24th to 30th June), we knew this was one blog we simply had to write. After all, creating amazing dishes from around the world is our bread and butter, or in our case naan and ghee! Apparently, over the course of our lifetime, us Brits spend £30,000 on […]

June 14th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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So, after weeks of deliberations, the votes have been counted and the winner of the great SK sandwich ‘off’ is (drumroll) Chef Oliver. His Chinese Crispy Chicken Bao Bun wowed the SK judges (for that read the New Product Development Team and Marketing & Communications Executive Katie) and those of you who voted on social […]

April 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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On National Tea Day, we have one burning question to ask, how do you make the perfect cuppa? This age-old debate has divided people for centuries. Should you have it black or white? If you like it with milk, how much do you use?

March 7th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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There are some strange food awareness days, National Tartar Sauce Day and National Melba Toast Day to name just a few hundred, but one day which deserves to be recognised is Plant Power Day. Not so long ago, you would have recoiled at the thought of a day which is about eating plants, I mean […]

December 21st, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Where you do stand on the debate of whether to eat out, or at home on Christmas Day? We ask the question because research out this week shows that restaurant bookings on Christmas Day have risen by 240 per cent in the last five years. Between 2016 and 2017, reservations jumped by 14 per cent, […]

November 22nd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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With everything else we have embraced from our American cousins across the Pond, it’s a little surprising that we haven’t also ‘stolen’ Thanksgiving. Think of Halloween (let’s be honest it’s only fairly recently that we have started making it a ‘thing’ in the UK), fast food (American favourites like Dennys, Five Guys, Shake Shack and […]

October 31st, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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According to research, half the UK population will spend money celebrating Halloween today. That amounts to £419 million. Crazy or what? It has now become one of the biggest festivals of the UK calendar, eclipsing Bonfire Night which given its history is astonishing Not surprisingly, the food industry has also cottoned on that All Hallows […]

October 10th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Today is World Porridge Day. Yes, you heard us correctly, there’s a day devoted to this popular breakfast staple made with oats – and why not we say? There is actually a serious side to the day, so before we get to the lighter stuff, let’s thank Mary’s Meals, the Scottish charity behind World Porridge […]