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 […]

March 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you know that Waffle Day is approaching? When you think of waffles, what country springs to mind? The USA or maybe Belgium? Both countries are, of course, renowned for their waffles and in Belgium’s case, it’s in the name! But, we actually have Sweden to thank for giving us waffle day. There it is […]

January 24th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you know that peanut butter has overtaken jam as Britain’s favourite breakfast spread? This is very apt given today (24th Jan) is National Peanut Butter Day. Granted, it’s an American event, which is not surprising given our cousins across the Pond eat 3 pounds of the stuff per person every year. That’s about 700 […]

October 31st, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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According to research, half the UK population will spend money celebrating Halloween today. That amounts to £419 million. Crazy or what? It has now become one of the biggest festivals of the UK calendar, eclipsing Bonfire Night which given its history is astonishing Not surprisingly, the food industry has also cottoned on that All Hallows […]

October 24th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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It’s national curry week, which has always had a place in our hearts here in the SK kitchen, after all it is our bread and butter (or should that be naan?) To mark the week, supermarket Morrisons recently launched a new eight chilli-rated curry dubbed the Flaming Fiery Phaal. This was after complaints that their […]

October 10th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Today is World Porridge Day. Yes, you heard us correctly, there’s a day devoted to this popular breakfast staple made with oats – and why not we say? There is actually a serious side to the day, so before we get to the lighter stuff, let’s thank Mary’s Meals, the Scottish charity behind World Porridge […]

September 11th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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We love technology here in the SK kitchen; so we were intrigued to read this week about a new app that has been launched which may put an end to the saying ‘there’s nothing to eat in this house”. PixFood does exactly what it says on the tin, if you pardon the pun. Using the […]

July 8th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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July is National Hot Dog Month, and whilst you might think this meaty snack is quintessential America, it was actually invented in Europe. There are conflicting claims to the exact origins of the popular cinema snack – one story claims two Austro-Hungarian immigrants, Emil Reichel and Sam Ladany, brought the hot dog with them from […]

June 4th, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Gin. It’s everywhere now, isn’t it? You can’t move down a high street without falling over at least one specialist gin bar and even the most modest of hostelries seems to be offering about a third of their bar space to the spirit. Last year, just in the UK, we bought 47 million bottles. Sales […]