September 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

It’s Guacamole Day. If you had told us a few years ago that we would be writing a blog on something whose primary ingredient is avocado, we would have told you to go and lie in a darkened room. Not that we have anything against this small green fruit of course, after all Mexican food […]

August 29th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It would appear the end is nigh for good old-fashioned fish and chips; the fat lady is singing for chicken tikka masala and chicken chow mein is facing the final curtain. Say it ain’t so we hear you ask? Well, whilst rumours of their demise may be greatly exaggerated, there is a new kid on […]

August 15th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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When fast-food chains like Burger King begin making plant-based burgers you know that the vegan/vegetarian craze is, well, no longer a craze! This week Burger King announced the roll-out of its Impossible Whopper across all of its outlets in the USA, with its UK introduction now expected to follow shortly. It features a savoury flame-grilled […]

August 9th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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There are few things more quintessentially British than afternoon tea, so when we decided to do a blog to mark afternoon tea week it made perfect sense to choose a New Zealander to do it. To be fair, I have lived in the UK for a while now and have had my fair share of […]

August 1st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Today (1st August) is Yorkshire Day, a celebration of all that is good in ‘God’s Own Country’. Our head office is on the border with Yorkshire and two of our manufacturing sites are in Middlesbrough, which used to be part of Yorkshire, so there was no way we were going to miss doing a blog […]

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 […]