February 17th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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The end of February marks the anniversary of one of the most famous battles in the history of the US and a cultural and culinary legacy that continues to inspire people across the globe. It’s believed 179 people were killed defending the fortress known as the Alamo in a siege that began on 23rd February […]

February 10th, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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It’s the age old dilemma. What to get your true love for Valentine’s Day? Do you opt for the usual but fairly safe holy trinity of flowers, chocolates, fizz?  Or something more practical that you’re sure they would appreciate?  Tales abound of the fateful decisions people have made. The girl who found a heart shaped […]

February 4th, 2022   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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What comes to mind when you think of God’s Country? The stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors? the breathtaking coastline? Or perhaps its many famous sons and daughters? Including, Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Clarkson, Wallace and Gromit. Well the chances are if a famous TV quiz show ever asked a contestant to name […]

January 27th, 2022   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Chinese New Year (the year of the tiger in 2022) falls on 1st February and marks the start of a traditional period of celebration that has spread from Asia and is now embraced by communities across the globe. The precise date of Chinese New Year varies from year to year as it is based on […]

January 21st, 2022   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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Apart from saints such as Valentine or Patrick, very few people are so revered they have a national day celebrated not just in their own country but abroad. Guy Fawkes night is mainly limited to the UK and commemorates a death rather than life. And Star Wars Day on May 4th – as in may the […]

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 […]