St Andrew's Day

St Andrew’s Day

Today is St Andrew’s Day, the celebration of Scotland’s patron saint.

It’s a bank holiday in Scotland (why don’t we get one for St George’s Day?) and the fact it falls on a Friday this year must be manna from heaven for our friends north of the border, not that they need an excuse for a ‘wee swally’!

It’s also a great time to celebrate everything that is great about Scottish food, and no we are not talking about a fried Mars bar!

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Chris Brown
Sous Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Burns Night

Burns Night

Next Thursday, Scotland will celebrate Burns Night and a large proportion of the population will sit down to a Burns Night supper to celebrate the birth of the country’s favourite poet, Robert (Rabbie) Burns.

Given our propensity to piggyback on other country’s celebrations (I give you St Patrick’s Day as the perfect example) no doubt many people in other parts of the UK will also take part.

But that’s no bad thing given it gives us the opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s finest food, and yes, we are including haggis in that.

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Chris Brown
Sous Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Burns Night

Burns Night

It’s Burns Night so hands up, who likes haggis?

Haggis is a traditional Scottish sausage made from a sheep’s stomach stuffed with diced sheep’s liver, lungs and heart, oatmeal, onion, suet and seasoning. It’s one of those dishes that doesn’t sound the most appetising (stomach, liver and heart!) but trust us, it delicious!

We for one will be tucking into it tonight, along with some tatties and neeps, and a wee dram. If you still can’t be persuaded the vegetarian alternative is also great (and it is still Veganuary), but you can also mark Burns Night by trying some other amazing Scottish food?

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Executive New Product Development Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
St Andrew's Day

St Andrew’s Day

It’s St Andrew’s Day but we are celebrating it throughout the week.

St Andrew is the official patron saint of Scotland having been first recognised as such in 1320, but he is also the patron saint of Greece, Russia, Romania and Barbados.

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Jonathan Murray
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.