December 15th, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Ok, hands up, who really likes Christmas pudding? In the last blog, we talked about alternative Christmas dinners, so it’s now time to have a look at alternative Christmas desserts Let’s say you ignore our advice and have a big turkey dinner on the 25th, we’re willing to bet that by the time it comes […]

December 9th, 2016   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Whilst we’re all for tradition but who’s up for an alternative Christmas dinner this year? After all, by the time the 25th comes around, the chances are you have already had your fill of turkey dinners, what with office Christmas parties and alike, so why put yourself through it again? By the time you have had […]

November 23rd, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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It’s Great British Game Week It’s good to see game meat becoming more popular, featuring on restaurant menus, recipe books and on television (on shows like Masterchef and Great British Menu you are more likely to see chefs using rabbit, venison and quail, than chicken, for example). I think people can be put off by […]

November 17th, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Doffing our cap We recently went for a meal in the lovely city of York. After ordering drinks, the bread was brought to our table. Was the bread brought to us on a plate? No. Was the bread brought to us in a bowl? No. Was the brought to us in a basket? No. In […]

November 9th, 2016   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Food and drink go together like Bonnie and Clyde, Morecombe and Wise, Ant and Dec and, well, you get our drift. So, in the first in a series of posts we want to take a look at our favourite food and drink pairings, starting with good old fashioned stout. Granted, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea; […]

October 31st, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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It’s Halloween but rather than talking about the food people eat on Halloween (there’s only so many recipes using pumpkins!) I am going to share a recent ‘spooky’ food experience I had recently. My wife and I were on holiday in Malaysia when we had decided to have ‘dining in the dark’ meal. We had […]

October 14th, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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It’s Seafood Week, a time to celebrate Great British seafood. Being an island means we are very spoiled when it comes to fish and shellfish caught off our waters. There’s nothing better than eating fish in a restaurant when it’s so fresh it tastes like it was plucked from the sea just minutes before (even […]

October 13th, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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I spoke in a recent blog about my preference for smaller, tapas-style, plates when I am eating in restaurants and at it’s National Curry Week, it seemed perfect timing to discuss how Indian food can fit into this category. Back in the day, you sat down, ordered a sauce-laden main course like Chicken Bhuna and […]

September 13th, 2016   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Is everybody enjoying Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight? This is a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. We’re big fans of Scottish food and are proud to make food here in the SK kitchen which is enjoyed by so many people north of […]

September 7th, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

You know we love our food awareness days here in the SK kitchen, but when it comes to bacon we think every day should be International Bacon Day. The day may already be behind us (it was celebrated on 3rd September), but surely it deserves more than just a solitary 24 hours?