Lent

Lent

So, who has given up something for Lent?

In the days before Veganuary, Dry January, Stoptober etc, the only time of the year when people tended to forgo nice things was Lent.

Of course, this six-and-a-half week period before Easter was originally a Christian tradition involving fasting, but like many things it has become commercialised and something to jump on the bandwagon about; St Patrick’s Day being just one of the many others that spring to mind (isn’t is amazing how many people suddenly enjoy drinking Guinness on 17th March?).

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Dry January

Dry January

No doubt many of you are observing Dry January.

Hands up though how many of you drank in the early hours of 1st January? I know I did, so let’s say, for the sake of argument that Dry January begins on 2nd January. Agreed?

That leaves us all, at the time of writing, ten days in to our dry spell. Some will not be missing the demon drink at all while others (me included) are already starting to waver. Well, the weekend is upon us and it’s been a hard week, let’s face it!

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Oliver Parkinson
Sous Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
International Beer Day

International Beer Day

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 lived solely on doppelbock beer—”liquid bread”—during Lent.

He drank four beers a day and needless to say lost weight, but before you all take up the same ‘diet’, once he went through all of his fat, his body began consuming its own muscle to get protein and as a result he got back pain because his kidneys became clogged up, so not something to try at home kids!

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Chris Brown
Sous Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.