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 […]

October 11th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s World Egg Day so let’s talk about the burning issue of the day – how far can you throw an egg? No, we’re not talking about the time when you egged someone’s house or a politician (neither which we approve of obviously), but the realisation that in the year 2019 there is something called […]

October 4th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It”s National Curry Week so we’ll start with a question. What’s your favourite type of curry? That’s what we have been debating here at SK Towers this week. Well, it’s better than discussing whether we will be out or in after 31st October isn’t it? What we discovered is that curry, a bit like Brexit […]

September 27th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s the very worthy Macmillan Cancer Support annual coffee morning today and we’ll start by doffing our chef caps to an inspired piece of publicity by the charity. In a tweet in the run-up to the event, Macmillan issued a chart ranking 20 cakes from legend tier to soggy bottom tier. In the legend category […]

September 19th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s the start of British Food Fortnight, a celebration of everything that’s great about the food we eat as a nation. As a British company which has been supplying chilled food to the UK’s biggest supermarkets for over 25 years, we are tremendously proud of the contribution we have made to the sector. When deciding […]

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 […]

September 5th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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This week we will put it straight out there given it’s Sourdough September. Sourdough is the best thing since, well sliced bread! What’s not to like about a bread made from only three ingredients – flour, water and salt – and a starter culture that triggers the fermentation process and the natural leavening. This in […]

August 29th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It would appear the end is nigh for good old-fashioned fish and chips; the fat lady is singing for chicken tikka masala and chicken chow mein is facing the final curtain. Say it ain’t so we hear you ask? Well, whilst rumours of their demise may be greatly exaggerated, there is a new kid on […]

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 […]

August 15th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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When fast-food chains like Burger King begin making plant-based burgers you know that the vegan/vegetarian craze is, well, no longer a craze! This week Burger King announced the roll-out of its Impossible Whopper across all of its outlets in the USA, with its UK introduction now expected to follow shortly. It features a savoury flame-grilled […]