Lent

Lent

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 and something to jump on the bandwagon about; St Patrick’s Day being just one of the many others that spring to mind (isn’t is amazing how many people suddenly enjoy drinking Guinness on 17th March?).

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

It’s not often that we would recommend throwing food around a kitchen but we always make an exception for Shrove Tuesday.

Do you know that the tradition of tossing pancakes originated in 1445 when a housewife from Olney, Buckinghamshire, was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells ringing for the service? She raced out of the house to church while still carrying her frying pan and pancake, tossing it to prevent it from burning.

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