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 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 […]

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 […]

March 14th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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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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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 […]

February 14th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you remember the Millennium Bug? As we approached the year 2000, there was genuine fears that the worldwide computer systems around the world would not be able to cope with the numerical change. Doomsday ‘preppers’ predicted the end of the world, where planes would fall from the sky and nuclear missiles would launch on […]

November 22nd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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With everything else we have embraced from our American cousins across the Pond, it’s a little surprising that we haven’t also ‘stolen’ Thanksgiving. Think of Halloween (let’s be honest it’s only fairly recently that we have started making it a ‘thing’ in the UK), fast food (American favourites like Dennys, Five Guys, Shake Shack and […]

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 […]

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 […]