Proper chicken wings, who doesn’t love em?

Walking through the streets of London now is a bit like taking a culinary trip around the world. It kind of blows your mind. Last week I was wondering round the back of the old Truman Brewery and experienced some classic buffalo wings that sent my taste buds into some kind of frenzied overload. They…

Achiote – How to make the best Mexican Pulled Pork

Eating authentic Mexican food is one of lives great pleasures, it’s all about big, bold flavours and getting stuck in. This is what has elevated Mexican cuisine to to become one of the most popular global food styles in the UK. Trying to recreate the flavours of Mexican cuisine has always been hard without the right…

Nduja – the best Italian food discovery since mozzarella

Nduja, pronouced (‘ndu:ja) is a unique salami from Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot and quite unlike anything I’ve ever had before. Initially, the most noticeable difference from salami that we all know, is that it is soft enough to spread. It is made from pork shoulder that is finely diced, cured and then flavoured with…

West African Yassa; Is it the best tasting chicken in the world?

Until about six months ago, I knew nothing about West African food. It hadn’t really ever crossed my radar, which is bizarre as most food trends in the UK seem to be influenced by cultural migration and we have a growing population of West Africans now resident in Britain. At a recent food exhibition, I had…

Fantastic New Pasta Solution

OK, before you all fall off your chair, yes, I haven’t added a new blog post for months and months. It’s not that we’ve had nothing to say, on the contrary, we have been so busy with all our amazing new stuff that updating the blog never seems to get to the top of the…

Barra Gallega bread popular at Baxter Storey Food File

Barra Gallega breads prove popular with contract caterer Baxter Storey. Our new Barra Gallega breads were featured at a Baxter Storey food file last week and were received with great enthusiasm.  Chefs and managers thought their customers would love the sweet, yeasty dough combined with a great crackly crust. Visually, these breads have great appeal and combined…

Summer Street Food – Barbecues and Salads

              Nearly all of us have now had a few signs that spring has sprung, what seemed to be an ever lasting winter is all behind us. Finally I have turned off my central heating…. hurrah!  My thoughts have turned to summer barbecues and glorious fresh salads. To celebrate this,…

Taking your baguette offer to a premium level

In a world where so many products have become commoditized we are really pleased to be bucking the trend and embracing premium with our latest new product the Bara Gelega. The Bara Galega is a Spanish style baguette that has a fantastic crackly crust with a lovely sweet, yeasty dough. Not only does the product…

Peck & Strong – Fantastic New Tray Bakes

At SFD, we are really excited about launching a great new range of Tray Bakes from Peck & Strong. Not only does the product taste amazing, but we love the rustic home-made nature of all their tray bakes – each one has a sheet of baking parchment on the underside, giving them a great “here’s…

SFD Exhibiting at The Lunch Show

                Once again SFD will be exhibiting at the Lunch Show 2012 on Thursday and Friday this week. This year the show moves to a new venue, The Business Design Centre in Islington. We are pleased to welcome a number of our partners to the stand – Gourmand,…

UK made Essential Cuisine Stocks – Salt Levels

We had the guys from Essential Cuisine in to see us yesterday – we think Essential Cuisine make the best stocks, jus, demi-glaces and gravies which is why we’ve been working with them for over five years now. What we didn’t realise is that they are the only major uk brand of stocks that are…