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 28th, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Ladies and gentleman, introducing The SK Dim Sum Challenge. After Chef Oliver took the honours in British Sandwich Week, our very competitive chefs were keen to battle it out again, so we threw down the gauntlet (or should that be wok?) and decided to see who could come up with the best dim sum dish. […]

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 14th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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So, after weeks of deliberations, the votes have been counted and the winner of the great SK sandwich ‘off’ is (drumroll) Chef Oliver. His Chinese Crispy Chicken Bao Bun wowed the SK judges (for that read the New Product Development Team and Marketing & Communications Executive Katie) and those of you who voted on social […]

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 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 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 […]

April 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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On National Tea Day, we have one burning question to ask, how do you make the perfect cuppa? This age-old debate has divided people for centuries. Should you have it black or white? If you like it with milk, how much do you use?

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 […]