November 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

If you understand chefs, then in all likelihood you know we don’t suffer fools gladly. Whilst we’re not condoning the Gordan Ramsay school of tough love, during our chef lives, we come across many things that make us want to scream. Being glued to your phones when you are eating a meal in a restaurant […]

October 16th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Imagine if 40% of people in the UK were vegetarian. From a population of 66 million, that would mean 26.4 million of us would have opted for a meat-free diet. This may seem fanciful, but it is already being predicted that vegetarians and vegans look set to make up a quarter of the British population […]

October 2nd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Would you agree with us that curry is second to naan? We’re not trying to curry favour with you when we ask this question, but we hope you gave the raita answer. And if you rice to the challenge just don’t forget to ensure you have a soft pilau when you go to bed tonight, […]

March 13th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you know why spring rolls are called spring rolls? Yes, you guessed it, it’s because they were a seasonal food consumed during …….drum roll…… the spring. Originating in Asia, they started as a pancake filled with the new season’s spring vegetables, a welcome change from the preserved foods of the long winter months. The […]

February 7th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Do you know that the Chinese New Year is celebrated for 23 days? That certainly beats the one miserly day we get off on 1st January which is generally spent in bed catching up on sleep and recovering from the alcohol-induced hangover from the night before. Our cousins north of the border do it right […]

December 19th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

So, over the last few weeks we have discussed and provided recipes for traditional Christmas food such as Brussels and turkey, albeit putting our own unique SK stamp on it. In the last recipe of 2019 (hey even development chefs need a few weeks off) we’re suggesting you do something different this year and we’ll […]

November 28th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s Thanksgiving, a public holiday in the United States of America, or Thursday as it’s better known here in the UK. With the Americanisation of nearly everything (think Halloween and Christmas), it’s a little surprising that we haven’t jumped on the bandwagon when it comes to Thanksgiving. After all, who wouldn’t welcome a day off […]

November 22nd, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Game, it’s fair to say, isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, which is presumably one of the reasons for British Game Week. In fact, Game is a bit like marmite, you either love it, or you hate it – there’s never any middle ground. I was at a restaurant with someone a few years ago who […]

October 31st, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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 […]