April 26th, 2019   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Last week, we were talking tea, and now we’re approaching UK Coffee Week (29th April to 5th May). Where do you stand on the tea vs coffee debate? Personally, I am coffee all the way during the day, but partial to a cup of tea of an evening. I am certainly not alone in this […]

March 21st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you know that Waffle Day is approaching? When you think of waffles, what country springs to mind? The USA or maybe Belgium? Both countries are, of course, renowned for their waffles and in Belgium’s case, it’s in the name! But, we actually have Sweden to thank for giving us waffle day. There it is […]

March 7th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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There are some strange food awareness days, National Tartar Sauce Day and National Melba Toast Day to name just a few hundred, but one day which deserves to be recognised is Plant Power Day. Not so long ago, you would have recoiled at the thought of a day which is about eating plants, I mean […]

September 4th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Zero Waste Week, which is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste, whatever type that may be. In our case, predictably, we are focusing on food waste. Firstly, let’s start with some facts.

August 13th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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One of the SK chefs’ favourite TV programmes – Great British Menu – returns to our screens this week and this year it is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS. We are looking forward to seeing what the professional chefs come up with as they attempt to win a place at the banquet, but […]

August 7th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Interest rates have increased for the first time in what feels like forever (it’s actually since March 2009), and while it is in itself only a small change, it can have a big impact on a family’s budget so perhaps it’s time to be frugal. Eating out has become one of the nation’s favourite ways […]

July 2nd, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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With Germany out of the World Cup, it seems the path has been cleared for Brazil, now the tournament favourites, to lift the trophy. We love Brazil, but not only because of Neymar and Co, we must admit. It’s not its beaches, although they’re undoubtedly beautiful. It’s not the great cities like Rio and Sao […]

June 4th, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Gin. It’s everywhere now, isn’t it? You can’t move down a high street without falling over at least one specialist gin bar and even the most modest of hostelries seems to be offering about a third of their bar space to the spirit. Last year, just in the UK, we bought 47 million bottles. Sales […]

April 16th, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Wake up and smell the coffee. How many times do you see on social media or hear someone say: “I’ll be fine once I’ve had my coffee….”? Plenty, that’s how many. Coffee is something of an obsession with us Brits and we don’t seem to mind shelling out for it in any number of variations. […]

February 16th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It may only be the start of the 2018 Chinese New Year (the year of the dog) but here in the SK development kitchen, we’re already planning for 2019 – the year of the pig. You will be very pleased to know that we are skipping ahead this year and providing a pork-based recipe. Dog […]