July 3rd, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Tomorrow (4th of July), millions of people across the nation will celebrate a very special occasion. There will be eating, drinking and perhaps even some fireworks. This will all be to give thanks for regaining our independence. Oh, and there’s also apparently something happening in the United States of America too. Yes, that’s right dear […]

June 26th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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For the last blog in our picnic-themed month, how better to end with a good old-fashioned English Cream Tea? It’s almost like when we were putting together our monthly themes in January (2020 looked so promising back then!), we knew that Friday 26th June was National Cream Tea Day! We didn’t by the way, but […]

June 19th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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If there’s one thing we have definitely been able to do during this enforced lock-down, it’s drink! Granted, it may not be in a pub or restaurant (can 4th July come any sooner?) surrounded by friends in great company, but in the comfort of your own home and still surrounded by friends, albeit virtually. Can […]

June 12th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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So, where do you stand on sushi? Does the thought of eating raw fish fill you with dread, or is it one of life’s greatest pleasures? Well, here’s something you may not know. There’s a common misconception about sushi is that it is simply raw fish, or that raw fish is an integral part of […]

June 4th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

When the four SK chefs got together earlier in the year to plan our blogs for 2020, it’s fair to say the world was a very different place. You could still pop to the pub, eat a meal in a restaurant, watch a football game, take in the latest movie at the cinema, take your […]

May 29th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If there’s one thing we have been able to do during lock-down, apart from improving our cooking skills, it’s spending time in the garden, especially with the glorious weather we have been having. We used to be known as a nation of gardeners, and it’s great to see so many people concentrating on their gardens […]

May 21st, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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We’ve talked about how lock-down has forced many adjustments, but in the case of National BBQ Week, which starts on 25th May, it’s one of life’s pleasures that you can definitely enjoy at home. When National BBQ Week started in the summer of 1997 it helped to grow the BBQ market from just 9 million […]

May 15th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Categories: SK Foods News

We’re coming to the end of National Vegetarian Week, a seven-day event aimed at encouraging people to eat more plant-based food. We’ve talked in previous blogs of how the lock-down has encouraged more home cooking and baking, so it’s a perfect time to perfect your vegetarian cooking. The Vegetarian Society, who are behind National Vegetarian […]

April 3rd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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April is a big month in Thailand as the country’s most famous festival, Songkran, takes place. An important event on the Buddhist calendar, this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year, with Songkran coming from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. Held over two days from 13th to 15th April, […]

March 13th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you know why spring rolls are called spring rolls? Yes, you guessed it, it’s because they were a seasonal food consumed during …….drum roll…… the spring. Originating in Asia, they started as a pancake filled with the new season’s spring vegetables, a welcome change from the preserved foods of the long winter months. The […]