April 28th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

How will you spend the forthcoming Bank Holiday? Visiting a local beauty spot or heritage site? or just relaxing at home, possibly pondering how you will spend the double bank holiday coming up in June that marks the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth. Well, however you spend the day, spare a thought for Sir […]

April 21st, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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You’ll no doubt have heard how dangerous the age of 27 can be for rock stars. The “27 Club” charts the demise of famous musicians at this age. It’s an extensive list that starts with the father of the blues Robert Johnson, includes Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison either side of […]

April 14th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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When it comes to creating inventions that have transformed the world, Japan ranks as high as any country and in the words of Alphaville (this reference will only mean anything if you are a fan of 80s music), everything is Big in Japan From martial arts to video games, electronics and transport, this island in […]

April 7th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Sharp rises in the cost of living mean many of us will be tightening belts in order to pay bills and for some there’s a real worry about being able to afford food. Fortunately help is at hand, both in terms of tips to make your food budget stretch further and financial assistance for the […]

March 31st, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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It’s good to laugh and this year marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most memorable April Fools Day pranks. We know from records that April Fools Day has been around many hundreds of years. The exact origins remain a mystery, though connection to the onset of spring heralding merriment and general confusion of […]

March 18th, 2022   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Categories: SK Foods News

Alan Thorpe has joined SK Chilled Foods as its new Managing Director. The 52-year-old joined SK on 7th March from Marmum Dairy in the United Arab Emirates where he spent the last two and a half years working as Sales Director. Reporting to Group Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Faulkner, Alan has overall responsibility for the […]

March 17th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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The microwave celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and like many great inventions, its existence is down to a combination of scientific genius and a lightbulb moment. Unlike other inventions, squirrels and the Titanic also played a key role. By the 1930s scientists in various countries had come to realise that when radio waves hit […]

March 10th, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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There’s a saying that something is as easy as pie…but, in fact, fathoming out what is and isn’t a pie can be confusing. So, with British Pie Week taking place until Sunday, let’s see what lies beneath the crust. The name comes from magpie, a bird noted for its ability to hoard various random items, […]

March 3rd, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Those who place their faith in folklore will be Spring is in the air this year because, according to the saying, if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. The boffins at the meteorological office don’t quite agree, whilst their long-range forecast predicts temperatures above average for March, there […]

February 24th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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How have you wiled away the hours as storms Dudley, Eunice and now Franklin batter the UK? Chances are, at some point, the barrage of wind, rain and grey skies combined with the relaxation of lockdown restrictions have led to some wishful thinking of warmer days ahead in ideal holiday destinations.     Internet searches for […]