December 19th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, over the last few weeks we have discussed and provided recipes for traditional Christmas food such as Brussels and turkey, albeit putting our own unique SK stamp on it. In the last recipe of 2019 (hey even development chefs need a few weeks off) we’re suggesting you do something different this year and we’ll […]

December 13th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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So, hands up, how many of you will be eating turkey this Christmas? Ok, and how many times do you eat turkey from February to November, assuming there may still be some leftovers in January? Soup anyone? Isn’t it funny that turkey has become such a Christmas staple? We eat around 10 million turkeys each […]

December 5th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, who will be having Brussels sprouts with their Christmas dinner this year? Once upon a time, if we asked that question, we would have undoubtedly had more ‘nays’ than ‘yahs’. But as Simon and Garfunkel so eloquently put ‘the times they are a changin’. It’s fair to say that Brussels sprouts have historically had […]

November 28th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s Thanksgiving, a public holiday in the United States of America, or Thursday as it’s better known here in the UK. With the Americanisation of nearly everything (think Halloween and Christmas), it’s a little surprising that we haven’t jumped on the bandwagon when it comes to Thanksgiving. After all, who wouldn’t welcome a day off […]

November 15th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Italian Cuisine Week starts on Monday, a celebration of all that is good about food from this country. According to a survey, Spaghetti Bolognese is the UK’s favourite Italian dish, which is no great surprise. Do you remember the scene in Goodfellas (still one of the best films ever made in my view) where Henry […]

October 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Baking Week, so we’ll begin by asking two questions. Question 1: when was the last time you baked something that was made from scratch? Question 2: when was the last time you cooked a meal that was prepared from scratch? We’re willing to bet that you pretty much all said last night, the […]

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 […]

October 4th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It”s National Curry Week so we’ll start with a question. What’s your favourite type of curry? That’s what we have been debating here at SK Towers this week. Well, it’s better than discussing whether we will be out or in after 31st October isn’t it? What we discovered is that curry, a bit like Brexit […]

September 27th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s the very worthy Macmillan Cancer Support annual coffee morning today and we’ll start by doffing our chef caps to an inspired piece of publicity by the charity. In a tweet in the run-up to the event, Macmillan issued a chart ranking 20 cakes from legend tier to soggy bottom tier. In the legend category […]

September 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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It’s Guacamole Day. If you had told us a few years ago that we would be writing a blog on something whose primary ingredient is avocado, we would have told you to go and lie in a darkened room. Not that we have anything against this small green fruit of course, after all Mexican food […]