October 3rd, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Oh my ‘cod’, it’s Seafood Week. When I ‘seafood’ I eat it. Do you like my new ‘herrings’? Isn’t this blog ‘brill’? No we haven’t lost our marbles; we’re just getting ready for the first day of Seafood Week on Friday which starts with National Fish Pun Day. ‘Seabass’ me the remote, I want to […]

September 26th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Ahh, is there anything more quintessentially British than the roast dinner? That’s why we were delighted when we discovered this week was British Roast Dinner Week. The week is intended as competition for pubs and hotels to see who does the best roast. Now that will be a hard one to judge but if they […]

September 19th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Before we became development chefs, our lives were spent in kitchens in restaurants/gastropubs across the UK, so fine dining is in our DNA. These include Michelin-starred establishments and, in the case of Chef Oliver, Buckingham Palace and Windsor – not that he frequently reminds us that he used to cook for the Queen of course! […]

September 11th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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We love technology here in the SK kitchen; so we were intrigued to read this week about a new app that has been launched which may put an end to the saying ‘there’s nothing to eat in this house”. PixFood does exactly what it says on the tin, if you pardon the pun. Using the […]

September 4th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Zero Waste Week, which is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste, whatever type that may be. In our case, predictably, we are focusing on food waste. Firstly, let’s start with some facts.

August 20th, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Over the last six years, sales of plant-based milks have doubled, so it’s not surprising that there is now a World Plant Milk Day (this Wednesday 22nd). Whether it’s because of the rising number of vegans, people who are lactose intolerant or the growing trend in ‘flexitarianism’ (the term given to those who are primarily […]

August 13th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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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 […]

August 7th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Interest rates have increased for the first time in what feels like forever (it’s actually since March 2009), and while it is in itself only a small change, it can have a big impact on a family’s budget so perhaps it’s time to be frugal. Eating out has become one of the nation’s favourite ways […]

July 30th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Put out the bunting, it’s International Beer Day on Sunday (5th August). Do you know that in 2011 an American journalist decided to abstain from solid food for Lent and drank nothing but beer and water for 46 days? He wanted to see if he could emulate German monks of the 16th century who supposedly […]

July 23rd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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The organisers of National Picnic Month must be rubbing their hands with glee given the amazing weather that has coincided with this month’s event. According to the experts, the average person picnics at least three times a year in the UK, but we are assuming this figure is based on the normally poor British summers. […]