British charcuterie is about a whole lot more than just cooked ham and bacon these days, producers like Northfield Farm and Woodside Farm are making meats that rival anything from the continent. BBC Good Food magazine put together a beautiful spread for a feature in their current issue.
Archive for July, 2011
It’s always particularly satisfying to hear of a new ‘convert’ to our smoked salmon, and it just so happens that ‘The Foodie Gift Hunter’ has come around to our way of thinking.
“It was firm, mildly smokey flavoured and tasted of salmon but not fishy. It was as delicious on its own as it was stirred through a pasta sauce.”
“Forman & Field have never struck me as the cheapest place to hunt for a gift for a food lover, but if everything comes up to this standard then they’re definitely delivering quality for the money. Which makes it a good source for the future to me.”
Read the review in full here – http://thefoodiegifthunter.co.uk/http:/thefoodiegifthunter.co.uk/coming-round-to-the-smoked-salmon-cause
…and if that convinces you, order our London Cure smoked salmon here!
One year to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Looking good from our Fish Eye View webcam this morning…
Here is a picture of Lance Forman holding the original 1948 Olympic torch. (Courtesy of Coke, who we were hosting at our premises last week). It’s against a picture of the 1948 poster.
The torch cannot be touched with bare hands, but used to putting on gloves in a food factory, this was not a problem for us.
What we didn’t tell them was that we would be using the flame to ignite our salmon smokers!
Aesthetics and Gastronomy Recipe – London Cure Smoked Salmon with Beetroot Houmous and Oaty Biscuits
There’s an immaculately photographed set of recipes for our smoked salmon on the brilliant Aesthetics and Gastronomy blog. Click through to the blog and read them in full here.
We’ve been back to our old home in the last few weeks, catering events at the rather large new stadium that has been built on the site of our last smokehouse. As you can see from the pictures, there’s a great view of Forman’s Fish Island back across the river from the stadium.
Open 27th July to 13th August www.filmsonfridges.com
This summer, Films on Fridges has resurrected East London’s Fridge Mountain – once Europe’s largest mound of discarded refrigerators – in all its monumental glory for three weeks to create a distinctive cinematic experience.
Watching a film has never been this peculiar as the discarded refrigerators take the form of a pop-up cinema. Drawing on the area’s industrial heritage and the ongoing transformations catalysed by the Olympic development – this inventive environment is intensified by framing it against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
In tribute to the Olympic spirit, Films on Fridges has a notable line up of sporting classics and UK premiers in anticipation of the fast approaching London Olympics.
The project engages attendees in the ongoing discussion of the area’s rapid transformation, homage to both it’s industrial past and the athletic legacy to come. The cinema’s construction utilises reclaimed refrigerators, thanks to the UK’s leading recycling centre – Sims Recycling, to raise awareness of the issues of waste, reuse, and sustainability.
Films on Fridges will run for three weeks – its 2011 dates aligning with those of the 2012 Olympic Games, and will screen sports-centric films, from blockbusters to indy gems. Booking tickets in advance is highly recommended. To experience this unique, cinematic extravaganza book at www.wegottickets.com/filmsonfridges. Tickets go on sale on June 30th and are £10 each.
Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery Yard, Hackney Wick London E3 2NT
Quotes on the Films and Fridges project:
“The view from the site is incredible. The Olympic Stadium – a stone’s throw away – will create a wonderful backdrop for the screening in the evening. It’s going to be an extraordinary visual statement.” – Mat Triebner, Co-Founder Scout Limited
“Hosting the UK Premiere of a film which truly captures the essence of football and sport overall, in such an iconic and interesting location was an opportunity we couldn’t resist.” – Pelada Director, Ryan White
“Hackney Wick is such an interesting and exciting place with such a diverse and rich history. Given the area’s incredible creative energy and the bizarre, almost folkloric nature of the Fridge Mountain, we knew this would be a fascinating project.” – Lindsey Scannapieco, Co Founder, Scout Limited
How to get there
The nearest station is Hackney Wick Overground – just one stop from Stratford which has the
Central, Jubilee, DLR and Overground. The site is located just a hop, skip and a jump down the canal to the Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery Yard, Stour Road, E3 2NT.
Wednesday July 27, 2011
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Thursday July 28, 2011
Fire in Babylon (2010)
Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970′s/80′s.
Friday July 29, 2011
What Have You Done Today
Mervyn Day (2005)
We our proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Floating Cinema for the opening night of the Hackney Wicked Festival. An outdoor screening of this acclaimed, locally-shot film with an appearance from Bob Stanley of St Etienne. The Telegraph Newspaper calls the film, ‘A hymn to the East End.’
Saturday July 30, 2011
UK Premiere of this acclaimed documentary following one game over 25 countries. Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, there’s another side of football. Presented in partnership with Braziliality.
Thursday August 4th, 2011
Escape to Victory (1981)
Allied POWs take on the German National football team in WWII Paris while the French resistance plans the team’s escape.
Friday August 5th, 2011
Breaking Away (1979)
Academy Award Winner for Best Original Screenplay. A small-town American obsessed with cycling vies for the affections of a girl while being pressured by his parents to go to college. Classic coming-of-age sports film.
Saturday August 6th, 2011
Cool Runnings (1993)
Inspired by the true story of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team’s struggle to compete in the 1988 Olympic Games. Cool Runnings stars John Candy as the team’s coach in this Disney comedy. Who doesn’t love an underdog?
Sunday August 7th, 2011
Pumping Iron (1977)
Before being the Terminator, a Kennedy in-law, or his tenure as the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilder. See Arnold in this surreal pseudo-documentary following bodybuilders in California as they prepare to compete in the 1975 Mr Olympia and Mr Universe. Vintage Governator at his finest.
Wednesday August 10th, 2011
East End Shorts Night
In partnership with the East End Film Festival, Films on Fridges is pleased to present the East End Shorts Night, and evening of original shorts screened at the festival this spring.
Thursday August 11th, 2011
Rio Breaks (2009)
In partnership with our media partner, Little White Lies, Films on Fridges is thrilled to present Rio Breaks. This wonderful documentary explores the lives of two Brazillian boys as they balance their lives between home in the favela, and their favourite surfing beach where they perfect their art.
Friday August 12th, 2011
Paul Newman stars as the coach of a failing small-town ice hockey team that resorts to on-ice thuggery to win games and prevent the sale of of the team. A farcical look at minor league hockey.
Saturday August 13th, 2011
Chariots of Fire (1981)
The Films on Fridges Finale ends with perhaps the most iconic of sports films. Join us August 13th for Chariots of Fire, winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture.
We’re very proud of our Persian Cake with Cardamom. We say ‘our’ but in fact it’s made for us by the wonderful and talented Claudia Camhi of South London. She bakes for friends and family, one or two local delis and markets and she bakes for you. There’s not an additive or industrial process in sight, this is home baking of the very highest quality and you can taste it.
Here’s what the BBC’s ‘Cook’s Notes’ team say in their August 2011 edition:
“Inspired by Persian recipes, this fragrant, flourless cake is made with almond and cardamom, with a topping of almond flakes and rosewater syrup. It somehow manages to be dense and fluffy all at the same time. Serve small slices with creme fraiche.“
Order here – http://www.formanandfield.com/persian-cake-with-cardamom-p-3153.html