July 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you know that it’s only 159 days until Christmas? Yes, we know, we’re still in the middle of summer, the sun is shining (well some of the time) and people are more likely thinking BBQ than turkey with all the trimmings. But, even though it’s July, we’re already well underway with our preparations for […]

July 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Cherry Day on 16th July. Believe it or not, this will be the 11th year of celebrating the humble cherry. And National Cherry Day was originally started back in 2008 to raise awareness of Britain’s cherries. Do you know that during the 20th century, Britain lost 90% of its cherry orchards? This is […]

July 5th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Do you know that the average person in Britain eats nearly 9,000 peas per year? That’s probably why we are celebrating Great British Pea Week from 8th to 14th July. This annual celebration aims to increase awareness and understanding of the provenance and heritage of these little nutritional wonders and we’re certainly all for that. […]

June 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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When we heard about World Food Week (24th to 30th June), we knew this was one blog we simply had to write. After all, creating amazing dishes from around the world is our bread and butter, or in our case naan and ghee! Apparently, over the course of our lifetime, us Brits spend £30,000 on […]

June 7th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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We came across a new word this week, namely Ginaissance. Yes, you guessed it, that’s the term being used to describe the rise and rise in the popularity of gin in recent years. That’s the same drink which, historically was given the name ’mother’s ruin’ because of the effects it had on family life. Considered […]

May 9th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Hummus , I absolutely love it; it’s one of my favourite things to eat in the world, so I am all for International Hummus Day. I do however draw the line at eating it every day. That’s exactly what an Israeli man is doing in the run-up to the day on 13th May. He is […]

May 3rd, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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“In Mexico, everything on the menu is the same dish. The only difference is the way it’s folded.” Ah, Billy Connolly, you comedy genius you! This one-liner has always made me laugh, but with Cinco de Mayo approaching, funnily enough on 5th May, do you know your taco from a burrito? One thing is for […]

April 11th, 2019   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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We’re big fans of different new year celebrations here in the SK kitchen, so Happy Baisakhi everybody! After all, why should 1st January be the only time we have a party and eat great food? The Chinese New Year is a great example. This happened in February and as Chinese food is one of our […]

April 4th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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We have a question for you on International Carrot Day. Hands up who was told when they were kids, and now tell your own children, that eating carrots helps you to see in the dark? Come on, we have all done it right? Granted, if it got us and our children to eat more vegetables, […]

March 29th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Ah, Mother’s Day, the time of year when restaurants and pubs across the UK rub their hands with glee at the thought of a fully booked service. For some, it may be the one of the few times of the year that they are full. Let’s face it though, you can’t be choosy when you […]