May 12th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Parts of Rome were placed under curfew recently and the reason may surprise you and give you food for thought. It wasn’t due to power shortages or Covid-19, but an influx of wild boars looking for food. Picnickers are a particular target for the beasts that often prowl with a litter of piglets in tow. […]

May 5th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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As sunshine threatens (watch this space) to break out across the UK we can celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the real treats of summer – the ice lolly. It emerged by accident, when 11-year-old Frank Epperson left some home made lemonade in a glass, along with a stirring stick, outside on his porch […]

April 28th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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How will you spend the forthcoming Bank Holiday? Visiting a local beauty spot or heritage site? or just relaxing at home, possibly pondering how you will spend the double bank holiday coming up in June that marks the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth. Well, however you spend the day, spare a thought for Sir […]

April 21st, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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You’ll no doubt have heard how dangerous the age of 27 can be for rock stars. The “27 Club” charts the demise of famous musicians at this age. It’s an extensive list that starts with the father of the blues Robert Johnson, includes Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison either side of […]

April 14th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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When it comes to creating inventions that have transformed the world, Japan ranks as high as any country and in the words of Alphaville (this reference will only mean anything if you are a fan of 80s music), everything is Big in Japan From martial arts to video games, electronics and transport, this island in […]

April 7th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Sharp rises in the cost of living mean many of us will be tightening belts in order to pay bills and for some there’s a real worry about being able to afford food. Fortunately help is at hand, both in terms of tips to make your food budget stretch further and financial assistance for the […]

March 31st, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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It’s good to laugh and this year marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most memorable April Fools Day pranks. We know from records that April Fools Day has been around many hundreds of years. The exact origins remain a mystery, though connection to the onset of spring heralding merriment and general confusion of […]

March 24th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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The chances are that in the course of the next 24 hours you’ll see at least one vending machine, umbrella or alarm clock. You might be surprised to learn they were all invented around 2000 years ago and in the same part of the world Greece is perhaps better known for being at the forefront […]

March 18th, 2022   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Categories: SK Foods News

Alan Thorpe has joined SK Chilled Foods as its new Managing Director. The 52-year-old joined SK on 7th March from Marmum Dairy in the United Arab Emirates where he spent the last two and a half years working as Sales Director. Reporting to Group Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Faulkner, Alan has overall responsibility for the […]

March 17th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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The microwave celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and like many great inventions, its existence is down to a combination of scientific genius and a lightbulb moment. Unlike other inventions, squirrels and the Titanic also played a key role. By the 1930s scientists in various countries had come to realise that when radio waves hit […]