July 29th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Cheesecake. A cake made of cheese. Not in my lifetime! Ah, do you remember that Peter Kay classic sketch? Or perhaps you remember this number: “Ohhhh….Cheesecake. Munchin’ on a cheesecake, munchin’ on a cheesecake. Cheesecake, munchin’ on a cheesecake, munchin’ on a cheesecake” If you haven’t heard this jazz gem before, take a trip down […]

July 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

As the sun beats down onto a golden beach what better way to celebrate summer than enjoy a deliciously decadent ice cream. You can buy one in February if you really want to and risk frostbite to your tongue as your gloves clutch desperately to your soggy cone on a windswept, rain-lashed, promenade but somehow […]

July 16th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

As Freedom Day dawns and lockdown restrictions are eased we can (look forward to getting back to normal and enjoying the pleasures of life we have been denied for the past 15 months, hopefully anyway. We say hopefully because ‘Independence Day’ in 2020 didn’t end up the way we all hoped, but there is genuinely […]

July 8th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Could it actually happen? Dare we dream? Is the unlikely about to become likely? After all, we have waited so long haven’t we? No, we are not talking about ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July but the little matter of a European Championship final in a few days time. And what a final it’s going to […]

June 11th, 2021   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

The Euros kick off today and the joy of such tournaments is not only wall to wall football but also the chance to learn a bit more about the countries taking part. Even if you don’t like the beautiful game, why you can still try out foodie footy challenge for Euro 21 and by happy […]

May 27th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Everyone loves a great origin story. One such story concerns the humble hamburger. For over a century the origins of the hamburger have been disputed more hotly than a flame grill barbeque but one thing seems clear – the name has nothing to do with the ingredients. Nowhere has it ever been suggested that ham, […]

May 13th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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There was a very special birthday this week, for one Homer J Simpson. Born 12th May 1956, our favourite yellow cartoon character reached the ripe old age of 65. Only one more year to go until you claim your pension Homer! Why, in a food blog, are we talking about an imaginary person, albeit a […]

May 6th, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

So, fresh from looking at National Butcher’s Week, we now turn our attention to National Vegetarian Week. It’s fair to say these are polar opposites but we’re a broad church here in the SK development kitchen and we love cooking vegetarian just as much as meat. This year, the Vegetarian Society are asking people to […]

April 9th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

When it was announced that pubs and restaurants could re-open for outside dining/drinking from 12th April, how many people’s thoughts immediately turned to the Great British weather? Remember last year when lockdown 1.0 started and thankfully the unseasonably hot weather in March and April made being stuck at home a little bit more tolerable? It […]

April 2nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

So, how many of you took advantage of the latest lifting of restrictions to play outdoor sports this week or meet outside with six people or two households? You could even meet people in your own garden! Imagine if just over a year ago (we no call it PC – Pre-Covid) someone has said you […]