March 19th, 2016   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Sport Relief – food and sport go hand in hand. If you are anything like the chefs in the SK Foods kitchen, sport is something you do from the comfort of your own armchair, but there are still occasions when we get a sweat on, and that’s not when we’re cooking something hot!).

March 14th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s National Butchers Week, a time for saying thanks to the great British butcher. Worryingly, three years ago Which? published a survey which revealed that six in ten people bought their steaks from supermarkets, rather than butchers. Thankfully, however there has been a real resurgence in recent years as people have become more aware of […]

March 7th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s British Pie Week. Can you think of anything more British than the pie? According to British Pie Week founders, Jus-Rol, new research has revealed that 75% of people enjoy a pie at least once a month, with 79% willing to pay more for a home-made version.

February 28th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Today is Global Scouse Day, a celebration of all things Liverpudlian. As part of the day, people are being encouraged to eat Scouse. If you have never heard this before, it’s a type of lamb or beef stew which has been enjoyed by generations of people from this fine city. The word actually comes from […]

February 14th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air so what is a more perfect aphrodisiac than food? If you are planning to make a meal for a loved one, or taking them to your favourite restaurant, here’s some suggestions that will help to spice things up. Oysters – if they were good enough for Casanova, […]

February 9th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s not often that we would recommend throwing food around a kitchen but we always make an exception for Shrove Tuesday. Do you know that the tradition of tossing pancakes originated in 1445 when a housewife from Olney, Buckinghamshire, was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells […]

February 8th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s fair to say Chinese New Year represents one of the busiest times of the year in the SK kitchen. Only Christmas is busier for us and as an example this year will be providing 1.5 million pieces of prawn toast, 2 million spring rolls and hundreds of thousands spare ribs, lemon chicken and wontons. You don’t need […]

February 7th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Yorkshire Pudding Day. Are you like us and think that Sunday dinner is never the same without this amazing dish made from nothing more than eggs, flour, and milk? The beauty of the Yorkshire Pud is that it is so versatile. You often now see it as a starter (traditionally this is how it was […]

January 25th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Breakfast Week and whilst we love nothing more than a good old fashioned British fry-up, staying true to our roots we want to pay homage to the different breakfast that people around the world eat. If you have been to countries like Spain, France and Italy, you will know that they don’t necessarily regard […]

January 25th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Burns Night so hands up, who likes haggis? Haggis is a traditional Scottish sausage made from a sheep’s stomach stuffed with diced sheep’s liver, lungs and heart, oatmeal, onion, suet and seasoning. It’s one of those dishes that doesn’t sound the most appetising (stomach, liver and heart!) but trust us, it delicious! We for one […]