October 31st, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s all going in the world of sausages this week – well, it is UK Sausage Week after all. Firstly, Pizza Hut entered the plant-based food game (where have you been Pizza Hut?) by debuting a new pizza topped with plant-based sausage, although it was only available for one day. In Arizona. USA! Then, sausage […]

October 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Baking Week, so we’ll begin by asking two questions. Question 1: when was the last time you baked something that was made from scratch? Question 2: when was the last time you cooked a meal that was prepared from scratch? We’re willing to bet that you pretty much all said last night, the […]

October 11th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s World Egg Day so let’s talk about the burning issue of the day – how far can you throw an egg? No, we’re not talking about the time when you egged someone’s house or a politician (neither which we approve of obviously), but the realisation that in the year 2019 there is something called […]

September 27th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s the very worthy Macmillan Cancer Support annual coffee morning today and we’ll start by doffing our chef caps to an inspired piece of publicity by the charity. In a tweet in the run-up to the event, Macmillan issued a chart ranking 20 cakes from legend tier to soggy bottom tier. In the legend category […]

September 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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It’s Guacamole Day. If you had told us a few years ago that we would be writing a blog on something whose primary ingredient is avocado, we would have told you to go and lie in a darkened room. Not that we have anything against this small green fruit of course, after all Mexican food […]

September 5th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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This week we will put it straight out there given it’s Sourdough September. Sourdough is the best thing since, well sliced bread! What’s not to like about a bread made from only three ingredients – flour, water and salt – and a starter culture that triggers the fermentation process and the natural leavening. This in […]

August 29th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It would appear the end is nigh for good old-fashioned fish and chips; the fat lady is singing for chicken tikka masala and chicken chow mein is facing the final curtain. Say it ain’t so we hear you ask? Well, whilst rumours of their demise may be greatly exaggerated, there is a new kid on […]

August 23rd, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Ah, the sound of leather on willow. Is there anything more quintessentially British than watching cricket in the summer? Well, with the third Ashes test taking place just down the road from SK towers in Leeds, we were not going to let it pass without talking about a game which effectively boils down to hitting […]

April 26th, 2019   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Last week, we were talking tea, and now we’re approaching UK Coffee Week (29th April to 5th May). Where do you stand on the tea vs coffee debate? Personally, I am coffee all the way during the day, but partial to a cup of tea of an evening. I am certainly not alone in this […]

April 11th, 2019   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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We’re big fans of different new year celebrations here in the SK kitchen, so Happy Baisakhi everybody! After all, why should 1st January be the only time we have a party and eat great food? The Chinese New Year is a great example. This happened in February and as Chinese food is one of our […]