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Monthly Archive: March 2009

Last Chance for Easter Orders 2009

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As always at Forman & Field, we’ll be preparing everything freshly for you this Easter. That’s why we need to have your order confirmed by the end of the day on Friday. Place your order now to avoid disappointment! To help you decide here’s a summary of our best sellers so far this Easter.

Bestsellers – The Fishmongers

Gourmet Fish Pie Filling

Gourmet Fish Pie Filling

Our famous smoked salmon has been on the menu at some top restaurants for over half a century. London Cure Smoked Salmon is perfectly complimented by the delicious Black Bread with rye and caraway produced by another East End heritage producer, Rinkoff’s Bakery of Whitechapel. Read more...

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Observer Food Monthy Awards Producers of the year – Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes

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The Observer Food Monthly magazine awards are highly respected, for the most part due to the calibre of the chefs, writers and producers who make up the judging panel. They have just announced the winners of their 2009 awards and we are delighted to see that they have chosen Forman & Field favourite Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes as their Producer of the Year 2009. Take a bag of Red King Edward bakers or Pink Fir Apple boilers and judge for yourself! Read more...

Tuesday

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Berry Brothers & Rudd Tasting Event

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We get asked to attend lots of shows and events. Rarely, however, are we invited by such luminaries of the fine food and drink community as the wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd. With 311 years under their belt they’ve been in business even longer than Forman’s.

We joined the Berry’s team and their customers to taste their wines alongside our trademark London Cured Smoked Salmon, served on buckwheat blinis with creme fraiche, capers and shallots. It’s our favourite way of serving smoked salmon for a party, we top the blinis for customers and let them add their own toppings. Read more...

Thursday

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March 2009

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Watch the BBC Documentary featuring Forman & Field

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BBC2’s documentary on the ‘last stand at Stratford’ is available to watch on the iPlayer until the 18th March.

The film follows businesses, local residents and a feisty group of allotment owners as they fought for fair treatment when being relocated to make way for the London 2012. You’ll see inside our previous smokehouse, in fact you can watch the ‘tyranosaurous rex’ demolition monsters tear it down! The program’s a witty yet touching portrayal of how we all felt when faced with the prospect of being bulldozed and how we eventually managed to turn it into a positive step for Formans. Read more...

Thursday

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March 2009

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Easter Specials – launch 19th March

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We’ll be treating you to a bumper selection of Easter Specials available from the 19th March. Some of our particular favourites include a Kelly Bronze Turkey Dinner that provides a quick but nevertheless gourmet roast, Chef Lloyd Hardwick’s Victoria Sandwich with blueberry compote, Wild Boar Chorizo from the Cotswolds and in Little Ryding and Harbourne Blue two of the finest cheeses you will taste all year.

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FoodLovers Easter Lunch Hamper

If you can’t wait until the 19th our FoodLovers Easter Lunch Hamper is already available. Read more...

Wednesday

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March 2009

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BBC 2 Documentary Featuring Formans – Building the Olympic Dream

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The 4 year process of relocating our smokehouse to make way for the Olympic stadium will be featured on a new BBC 2 documentary series charting the journey towards London 2012 starting tonight at 9pm. We will be featured as part of next week’s show, to be screened at 9pm on Wednesday the 11th March.

From the producers of the documentary:

London’s Olympic Park is to be built in the heart of the East End, on nearly 700 acres of neglected land, at a cost of over £9 billion. Read more...

Wednesday

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