September 7th, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Isn’t it hard to get back into the routine after such a long summer break? Getting those packed lunches sorted and of course the snacks ready when the hordes come streaming through the door declaring: “I’m starving…….what have we got to eat?”

August 27th, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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The Burger is King and on National Burger Day who could argue? The humble hamburger has come a long way over the years. Its true origins are something of a mystery. Hamburger patties originated, surprisingly enough, in Hamburg, Germany, but when you think of them today, you are more likely to bring to mind the […]

August 25th, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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If music be the food of love play on – we couldn’t agree more with that sentiment here in the SK kitchen. We wonder whether people attending this week’s Leeds and Reading music festivals will feel the same?

August 12th, 2015   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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The Great British Beer Festival is taking place this week, so we couldn’t let this pass without discussing pairing beer and food. It’s important to remember that beer is food. Real beer, and we are not talking about the mass produced fizzy bland big sellers here, is full of vitamins, minerals, proteins and antioxidants. In […]

August 7th, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Football and food, the two go together like Messi and Neymar, Shearer and Sheringham and Dalglish and Rush We love football at SK, but as we are all about the food (there’s another song for you Meghan) we find it intriguing what the modern day footballer now eats.

July 30th, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Asian fusion food may be the norm now, but believe it or not, and this will depend on your age, in the not too distant past a night out at the local Chinese restaurant was considered a real treat. You would order prawn crackers, sweet and sour chicken, beef and black bean sauce, and egg […]

July 19th, 2015   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Do you know there is a World Chocolate Day? Well, I think every day is chocolate day! Who could believe that so much pleasure can be had from such a simple product? In really good chocolate, there’s not lots of ingredients (although I am fond of a sea salt or chilli enhanced chocolate) and it’s […]

July 6th, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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We love American food – there’s sometimes nothing better than a burger, fries and onion rings – with all the “fixin’s” of course. Pickle, mustard, relish and ketchup. A good American meal should need several napkins (we one ate in a restaurant in New York called Five Napkin Burger!) and leave you with a food-stained […]

July 2nd, 2015   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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We’re impressed, in a B-list kind of way, with the line-up of Celebrity Masterchef 2015. Competing for the 2015 title include Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud), Chesney Hawkes (the one and only), Keith Chegwin (take your pick but we liked Cheggars Plays Pop) and Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe.

June 21st, 2015   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Here’s a question as we enter National Recycling Week. Do you know, as a nation, we throw away an incredible seven million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year? This costs us £12.5 billion a year and is bad for the environment, and what’s worse is that the majority of the food […]