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ARTISAN FOOD MORE POPULAR NOW THAN EVER

The Times, last week, reported that sales of artisan food are at a record high.  Here at Forman & Field we supply, and always have, the finest artisan produce the UK has to offer.  But we are pretty sure you already knew that.  As producers of the finest Grade One Smoked Scottish Salmon ourselves, we know the provenance of all our ingredients and when you buy from us you can be assured of quality.

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Our new catalogue for Christmas 2014-15 will be landing on your doorstep very soon, and an online version will be available for paperless homes.  It is brimming with food that is hand made with love, care and attention.  With lots of new products and all our favourites it has something for every palate.

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With all the attention and focus on artisan foods, make sure you beat the masses and get your Christmas order in to us in plenty of time.

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Start browsing now: http://www.formanandfield.com/

As all our new delights will be available to order online and by telephone from Friday 17th October 2014.

 

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SMOKED SALMON – FULL FAT OR ‘SEMI-SKIMMED’?

The great Scottish debate isn’t over yet. Concerns have been raised over the levels of fat in farmed Scottish Salmon as opposed to the leaner Wild Salmon.

Lance Forman of the UK’s oldest Smoked Salmon curers, H. Forman & Son lends his expertise to help clarify the situation. As Lance says “We’ve been smoking the finest Salmon in the East End of London since 1905.”

Historically, customers would specifically request fattier Wild Salmon for the amazing taste. In my view, the finest farmed Scottish Salmon now offer a great balance of flavour and nutritional benefits to our customers. Forman’s farmed Smoked Salmon comes exclusively from fast flowing waters of Scottish farms, whereas some two thirds of the Salmon sold in the UK is Norwegian, from the stiller water of the country’s fjords. That means our Salmon has a lower fat content than most and is much fresher in terms of flavour and nutritional value.”

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Of course, just as with a chicken, different parts of the fish contain different levels of fat. Forman’s have gone one stage further to help their customers get the perfect Smoked Salmon for them. Lance continues “That’s right, we are now offering our customers the opportunity to choose hand-carved slices from the lean or fatty parts of the fish. When we asked our customers which they preferred, the vote was pretty even. From over 2000 respondents, 47% said they preferred their Smoked Salmon with a higher level of fat and 53% preferred it lean.”

At Forman's you can choose Lean, Fatty or a mixed pack of Grade One or Genuine Wild Smoked Salmon.

At Forman’s you can choose Lean, Fatty or a mixed pack of Grade One or Genuine Wild Smoked Salmon.

Whichever choice slices you choose, the nutritional health benefits of Smoked Salmon, wild or farmed, are proven. Every slice is packed with omega 3, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease according to the Food Standards Agency.

So do you lean towards the lean or plump for full fat?  Unlike that other Scottish debate, the whole country can now choose.

If you have any questions, on this article or recent work on Fatty or Farmed Salmon please do not hesitate to email the experts at info@formanandfield.com or call on 0208 5252 352. 

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RETROSPECTIVE AND NEW PERSPECTIVES IN FIGURATIVE ART

Join us for drinks & canapes at the preview evening of this stunning exhibition by local artist Mark Pearson on Thursday 18th September 2014 from 6 – 9.30pm.

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Mark Pearson’s work is characterised by compositions where the human figure is present; the key elements in his pictures are light, space and movement. He works in a variety of different mediums including oils, acrylic, watercolours, chalk, pen & ink. Mark will be in residence at Forman’s for the duration of the exhibition so feel free to pop and watch him at work.  For more info visit http://www.markpearsonartist.com/

As well as the art, H.Forman & Son will be exhibiting their finest culinary offerings with the opportunity to sample and purchase top selling products on the night.

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EMAIL us at info@formanandfield.com to be added to the Guest List for the evening & receive a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

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‘The Boris Bagel’ Launch at Selfridges

A FIRST FOR FORMAN’S

 

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A few weeks ago Lance Forman went to Selfridges as part of their Meet the Maker Food Festival. Whilst there he launched The Borris Bagel – a collaboration of two East End traditions; an authentic Brick Lane Bagel with lashings of Chivey Cream Cheese and our famous London Cure Smoked Salmon.

As you may recall Boris Johnson recently claimed that there is “nothing better than a Forman’s Smoked Salmon Bagel”. We already knew this, but it is nice to have it reconfirmed!  We decided that everyone needed to be able to share Boris’ passion and so the idea for The Boris Bagel was born.

10p from each bagel sold goes towards the Mayors Fund for London, which supports ‘London’s Biggest Breakfast’: a club that feeds a free, healthy breakfast to over 2,500 disadvantaged school children daily.

The Bagel Bar in Selfridges was so popular they sold out! But do not fear, you can buy them now from Selfridges, branches of Chop’d and now available for home delivery through Forman & Field.

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KEEPING IT FRESH

H. Forman & Son & Mercedes Benz – The Best or Nothing.

Have you seen our Van’s out and about in city delivering our world class Smoked Salmon? Agile, but spacious, Mercedes Benz temperature controlled Vito Vans really are the crème de la crème; and Forman’s have now been chosen to represent them in their new #challengethevan campaign.

See how Vito helps them zip through the city with their precious cargo of Gourmet Fish (http://bit.ly/challengethevan), watch closely and answer the question for a chance to win a Gourmet Food Hamper or Salmon Tasting Experience.

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THE RESULTS ARE IN…

Here at Forman’s we care about what you want.

So, now we are going back to the tradition of the deli selection. This allows you to choose your favourite cut of Salmon to be hand sliced by our team on Fish Island.

Pick from either our famous London Cure or finest Genuine Wild Smoked Salmon and choose either the Fatty or Lean Cut.

This preference is something that polarises all who know and love Smoked Salmon and we were curious to find out what you preferred.

We created a poll asking our customers whether they favour Fatty or Lean Smoked Salmon and we received a staggering two thousands responses. The results showed 53% choose the Lean cut of Salmon and 47% preferred the Fattier slices.

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Forman’s Smoked Salmon on the Menu at Buckingham Palace

Here at Forman’s we are delighted to have had our “London Cure” smoked salmon specially selected to be enjoyed at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace this July in the delicious John Lewis hampers.

Being served in the form of a ‘paupiette’; a smoked salmon parcel, on this occasion filled with crab and lobster, John Lewis describes H Forman & Son, as ‘London’s Finest Smokery’.   Why thank you.  We are most honoured.

For those not attending the celebrations in the Palace Gardens, why not enjoy Forman’s smoked salmon paupiettes which can be ordered directly from Forman & Field, to be enjoyed in your very own garden.  A starter fit for a Queen.  Click on the image below.

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Mo Farah at Forman’s Fish Island

Olympic here Mo Farah joined us for the announcement by Camelot of the Five Mile Run taking place in the Olympic Park this summer. Lance Forman has announced he will be competing, running in shirt number 2012. The 2012 will be crossed out, of course, so as not to infringe any Olympic branding!P1030665 - small

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Sainsbury’s Summer Series

Sainsbury’s announced three athletics events to take place this summer entitled The Summer Series. Two events will be held in Birmingham culminating in a three day athletics event in the London Olympic Park.

Team GB members Robbie Grabbarz, Hannah Cockcroft and Josie Pearson made the announcement from a sunny roof terrace here at Forman’s Fish Island.

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Robbie Grabbarz, Hannah Cockcroft and Josie Pearson with Sainsbury’s Staff members.

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GB Athletics Chair Ed Warner, Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King, Sport Minister Hugh Robertson.

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The taramasalata crisis

Forman’s makes its big screen debut next week with the release of Papadopoulos & Sons, a family comedy charting the fall and rise of a taramasalata baron filmed in part at our Fish Island HQ! The film features our factory, offices and hospitality venue above our factory where an awards dinner is hosted. See below for how to book discounted tickets and a special offer on our own handmade taramasalata to celebrate the launch of the film.

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Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made taramasalata millionaire reluctantly reunites with his estranged, freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. The film has already won the Audience Favourite Award at both the Palm Springs and Thessaloniki Film Festivals.

Click here to watch the trailer

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cineworld screenings – book tickets at 10% off
The film will be shown exclusively at Cineworld cinemas from April 5th, tickets booked via the following link with be at 10% off so do go and see it if you get the chance. Click here to book tickets online (from April 2nd)

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taramasalata special offer – also 10% off! 

Harry Papadopoulos may have cornered the fictional market in taramasalata but our freshly made version is the real thing! It was the FT’s top pick in a recent taste test and to celebrate the film launch we are knocking 10% off.

Click here to order taramasalata

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