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London’s first PGI protected product is…

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We have made history…


London’s first PGI protected product will be H. Forman & Son’s
London Cure Smoked Salmon!

The hallowed European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, enforced by law, is designed to protect and celebrate traditional regional foods, such as Gorgonzola in Italy or Champagne in France. In order to receive this status, the entire product must be processed within a specific region. London Cure smoked salmon has to be produced in the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Newham. This status confers a great honour on London Cure salmon, and recognises that UK and London cuisines are globally important cultural artefacts. Read more...

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July 2017

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FRESH IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY

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Dads can sometimes be harder to shop for than mums. Traditionally, they’ve spent less time at home, and seemingly always claim to not want a fuss (whether or not that’s actually true).

Now as modern families are challenging the conventional roles, it’s evermore important to equally celebrate both parents and the important role models that are dads and stepdads. As difficult as it may be to find the right gift for your Dad, we know that you can never go wrong with good food.

We have the perfect range of products to let dad know you’ve got him in your thoughts, whether you’re planning on sharing a meal at home or sending a gift.  Read more...

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June 2017

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Election Night Hamper 2017

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With the announcement of the General Election this June we at Forman & Field believe that no matter what your political views, good food is sure to bring us all together.


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Our new and exclusive, artisan and partisan Election Night Hamper is sure to unite even the most ardent political foes and set off a perfect all-night party! Available for delivery up to June 7th, Forman & Field’s Election Night hamper offers up the perfect coalition of delicious provisions, presented in a beautiful wicker box.

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RRP £128.00 (WITHOUT HUSH HEATH BALFOUR ROSE BRUT) — £177.50 (WITH HUSH HEATH BALFOUR ROSE BRUT)

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And as an optional extra, you can celebrate or commiserate with a bottle of Hush Heath Balfour Brut Rosé – the perfect Kentish fizz for this rosy day. Read more...

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April 2017

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SUMMER OPEN DAY!

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SAVE THE DATE

Forman’s Open Day: Saturday 17 June


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21st of June is the first official day of Summer, and we want to make sure you’re ready to make the most of the season. Join us on Saturday 17th June for another Forman & Field Open Day!
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Doors open at 11.am – 4.pm and everyone (yes everyone) is welcome. The day will feature:

  • Tours of our iconic smokehouse
  • Demonstrations in our factory by Darren Matson
  • A supplier fair with lots of delicious tasters from the best of British artisan producers
  • Our ever popular Fish Quiz
  • A discussion with Lance Forman

AND MORE! Read more...

Wednesday

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March 2017

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F&F OFFERS

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On March 20th, less than a month away, it will finally be Spring! And what better way to celebrate the milder days than to crack open a bottle of English Rosé?

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TREAT MUM THIS MOTHER’S DAY

 

We’re so excited for the end of winter, we’re holding this fab offer:

Order a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea For Two (or three) Hamper and receive a FREE bottle of Chapel Down Rosé with the order!
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Created especially for mum, this chic wooden box contains freshly baked scones & homemade jam, a tasting trio of our luxurious brownie loaf, victoria sponge and lemon & pistachio cake: smaller than the regular size but large enough that mum can share! Read more...

Monday

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February 2017

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All I Want For Christmas, is Forman & Field

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Let us make your wish come true this Christmas! We have everything you could possibly need for that special Christmas feast, all prepared fresh in our kitchens and delivered to your door. We’ve gathered just a few of our products that our customers come back for year after year (either as a gift or to treat themselves) along with some of our specially crafted hampers that will make someones Christmas that little bit more special.

 

 

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The classic accompaniments for the meat:
Our Classic Christmas Trimmings are all prepared by us using prime quality produce, nothing but the best. Read more...

Friday

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December 2016

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like …

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Tis the season to be hungry, and we know exactly what your stomach wants at Christmas time. We also know just how hectic this time of year can be, and Forman & Field is on hand to help. There are a few things to know before placing that festive order, so here are some of our FAQ’s and some handy tips we’ve gathered over the years…

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WHEN CAN I PLACE MY CHRISTMAS ORDER?
Anytime! You can order as far in advance as you like, and select the delivery date you require. Read more...

Tuesday

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November 2016

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There’s more than just salmon…

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While smoked salmon remains the heart and soul of the business, gourmet tastes change regularly and H. Forman & Son has always been at the forefront of the curing industry, pioneering new styles and delicacies. The same principles of curing – the best fish, artisan skills – are applied to a wide range of products of exceptional quality. The diverse flavours of wild halibut, cod’s roe, tuna, eel and mackerel, for example, are all given a delightful Forman & Son twist. Here are a few examples…


Traditional Dill Gravadlax Our Swedish Cure – a classic with dill and a hint of Star Anise. Read more...

Wednesday

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August 2016

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You can have your cake AND eat it?!

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We Brits love an Afternoon Tea; fresh scones, fruity jam, a good old pot of tea, we go nuts! We’re no different here at Forman & Field, and our selection of cakes and treats are a perfect addition to any tea party. Whether it’s one cake you’re after, or a complete hamper ready to serve, we can help!


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ORANGE AND CARDAMOM CAKE

A Tunisian pudding, revived and reinvented by Lloyd Hardwick. ‘Cardamom in a cake?!’ Believe us, it’s absolutely delicious. The recipe is so incredibly moist with a spicy, aromatic tang and is made with freshly ground almonds. Read more...

Monday

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August 2016

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STAYCATION

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Surveys show that more and more of us are staying in the UK for our family holiday. At Forman & Field, we think this is wonderful!! We love and support our local producers in the UK, and believe we should be visiting these areas much more than we currently are.

The great thing about a Staycation – whether you’re heading to the coast, a campsite or to a forest retreat – is that you can chuck everything you need in the back of your car and head off in comfort. This includes, of course, some food supplies….

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Wednesday

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August 2016

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