March 19th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Although we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel (touch wood) after the last 12 months, if there’s anything we need right now as we wait for restrictions to lift, it’s a good laugh. So, Red Nose Day has come at exactly at the right time and as staying in has become […]

February 12th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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As February is spice month, there was no way we could omit Chinese New Year from our blog ramblings this week, especially as it official starts today (12th Feb). It’s our bread and butter after all, or should that be our spring rolls and wontons? After Christmas, Chinese New Year represents SK’s busiest periods of […]

January 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If the last 12 months have taught us anything it’s that the world is a crazy place but if there’s one silver lining that has brought a smile to our faces, it’s the amount of new, and often weird and wonderful, food combinations that people have come up with. Only this week we learned that […]

December 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, apart from finding out that you have been moved to tier 3 or 4, that your children can’t go back to school until mid-January at the latest and that there is now a more contagious strain of Covid-19, did you all have a nice Christmas holiday? In any ‘normal’ time, this would be enough […]

December 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If Waitrose is anything to go by, and let’s face it, it’s not a bad barometer, we’re in for a Merry Vegan Christmas. The supermarket this week reported a 700% increase in pre-orders for its vegan Christmas offerings. Yes, you read that correctly, that’s 700%. And it’s not just Waitrose that are taking advantage of […]

November 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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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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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 […]