July 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Percy Pig is under attack! Yes, the sweet so beloved of people young and old sold by good old Marks and Spencer is in the firing line dear reader How, what, where, why, we hear you ask? Well, according to the nation’s Sweet Czar (we made that title up by the way!), the packaging on […]

June 19th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

If there’s one thing we have definitely been able to do during this enforced lock-down, it’s drink! Granted, it may not be in a pub or restaurant (can 4th July come any sooner?) surrounded by friends in great company, but in the comfort of your own home and still surrounded by friends, albeit virtually. Can […]

May 15th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: SK Foods News

We’re coming to the end of National Vegetarian Week, a seven-day event aimed at encouraging people to eat more plant-based food. We’ve talked in previous blogs of how the lock-down has encouraged more home cooking and baking, so it’s a perfect time to perfect your vegetarian cooking. The Vegetarian Society, who are behind National Vegetarian […]

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 11th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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 […]

August 23rd, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

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 […]

March 14th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

So, who has given up something for Lent? In the days before Veganuary, Dry January, Stoptober etc, the only time of the year when people tended to forgo nice things was Lent. Of course, this six-and-a-half week period before Easter was originally a Christian tradition involving fasting. But like many things it has become commercialised […]

March 7th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

There are some strange food awareness days, National Tartar Sauce Day and National Melba Toast Day to name just a few hundred, but one day which deserves to be recognised is Plant Power Day. Not so long ago, you would have recoiled at the thought of a day which is about eating plants, I mean […]

February 28th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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With Pancake Day upon us, we wonder how many people will actually make their own pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? The reason we ask is there are now so many pre-prepared versions, whether it is those where the mix is already made for you or where it’s just a case of putting the pancake in the […]