January 13th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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If you actually need an excuse for a good curry then rest easy, because international hot and spicy food day falls on January 16th. If you prefer a fiery chili or if Chinese food gets your juices flowing then that’s equally acceptable and a great way to blast out those winter chills. Pepper, chili, turmeric, […]

January 6th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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So, how are the New Year resolutions going? Does that one remaining festive bottle of wine remain uncorked?  Have you succumbed to chocolate yet? Are your daily steps on target? There’s nothing new about New Year resolutions in fact we’ve been setting them – and breaking them – for 4,000 years.  It started with the […]

December 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Happy Christmas from everyone at SK Chilled Foods. As today is Christmas Eve, in many homes people will be putting out some milk and carrots out for Santa’s reindeer – or perhaps a tot of whisky and a biscuit for the old man himself. Like many of our Christmas traditions, it’s a practice dating back […]

December 16th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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How would you fancy celebrating Christmas this year with a delicious feast of caterpillar? Or perhaps a small decomposed bird wrapped in seal skin? Your reaction may be similar to someone who has never tasted Christmas Pudding before and is advised to mix breadcrumbs, dried fruit, treacle, suet and a sixpence in a bowl, then […]

December 10th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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Bavaria provides the backdrop to some of the most chilling of folk tales – from Krampus, the horned creature that scares naughty children, to the terrifying tatzelwurm, a lizard beast with the face of a cat and poisonous breath. The inspiration for many of the Brothers Grimm tales, even today its medieval streets and castles […]

November 25th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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The end of November is the traditional start of Winter north of the border and the first of three landmark days in Scottish culture – St Andrews Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. As with many patron saints, St Andrew’s association with Scotland – a land he never visited – is shrouded in folklore, poetic licence […]

November 18th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Do you remember harvest festivals when you were at school? No doubt many of you recall bringing in tinned goods that had sat at the back of your parents’ cupboards for decades (obviously there were no best before dates back then!). Harvesting has, of course, been around for a long, long time! Once mankind stopped […]

November 11th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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We don’t know about you, but here in the SK kitchen we can’t get past 12.25pm without a childhood memory returning. That’s when the school bell would ring for the end of morning lessons and the lunchbreak began. Fabulous, a chance to stop looking for x in a never ending algebra rabbit hole and instead […]

November 4th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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We are entering that time of year where outdoor fire becomes central to community celebration. And where you have fire, food often follows either cooked on the flames or in the good old fashioned kitchen. Though Bonfire Night might be the most famous of those events in this part of the world, fire customs date […]

October 28th, 2021   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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As the nights become darker and winter closes in there’s a natural inclination to gather round fires, share food and tell tales of the strange and spooky. The oldest of winter festivals still celebrated today is Halloween the roots of which can be found in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain which marked the end […]