March 24th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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 […]

March 10th, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

There’s a saying that something is as easy as pie…but, in fact, fathoming out what is and isn’t a pie can be confusing. So, with British Pie Week taking place until Sunday, let’s see what lies beneath the crust. The name comes from magpie, a bird noted for its ability to hoard various random items, […]

March 3rd, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Those who place their faith in folklore will be Spring is in the air this year because, according to the saying, if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. The boffins at the meteorological office don’t quite agree, whilst their long-range forecast predicts temperatures above average for March, there […]

February 24th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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How have you wiled away the hours as storms Dudley, Eunice and now Franklin batter the UK? Chances are, at some point, the barrage of wind, rain and grey skies combined with the relaxation of lockdown restrictions have led to some wishful thinking of warmer days ahead in ideal holiday destinations.     Internet searches for […]

February 17th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

The end of February marks the anniversary of one of the most famous battles in the history of the US and a cultural and culinary legacy that continues to inspire people across the globe. It’s believed 179 people were killed defending the fortress known as the Alamo in a siege that began on 23rd February […]

February 10th, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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It’s the age old dilemma. What to get your true love for Valentine’s Day? Do you opt for the usual but fairly safe holy trinity of flowers, chocolates, fizz?  Or something more practical that you’re sure they would appreciate?  Tales abound of the fateful decisions people have made. The girl who found a heart shaped […]

February 4th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

What comes to mind when you think of God’s Country? The stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors? the breathtaking coastline? Or perhaps its many famous sons and daughters? Including, Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Clarkson, Wallace and Gromit. Well the chances are if a famous TV quiz show ever asked a contestant to name […]

January 27th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Chinese New Year (the year of the tiger in 2022) falls on 1st February and marks the start of a traditional period of celebration that has spread from Asia and is now embraced by communities across the globe. The precise date of Chinese New Year varies from year to year as it is based on […]