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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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Smoked Salmon Pellice

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HAVE YOU TRIED SMOKED SALMON PELLICLE YET?


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Elly Curshen; owner of the Pear Cafe and writer of ‘Fast Days And Feast Days’ spotted our H. Forman & Son Smoked Salmon Pellicle in Sainsbury’s last week. You can see her Instagram post here. We’re thrilled to see people talking about this delicious part of the fish that usually goes to waste!
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The Pellicle is the chewy slice at the top of a side of salmon that we trim off before we slice. Read more...

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March 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...

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March 2017

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Easter Treats

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EASTER TREATS

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Spring is in the air, can you feel it?! The days are getting longer and soon we will be rid of Winter all together. Whilst we’ll be previewing our Easter range very soon, we have one of our seasonal favourites ready to be ordered early…

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Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding

This delicious, lightly spiced and zesty pudding, contains orange rind, Cointreau and Nutmeg, spells out Spring – whether you can wait until Easter or not! It’s rich and creamy goodness will be sure to have you coming back for more. Read more...

Tuesday

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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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NEXT WEEKEND, HAVE A FORMANS ROAST…

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There’s no better British tradition than that of the leisurely Sunday Roast


Our Aberdeen Angus Beef is grass fed and aged for 32 days. Beef rib, cooked slightly rare in the middle, cut into generous slabs and served up with yorkshire puds and red wine jus? There’s just nothing that can equal it. Click here and here to see a variety of Aberdeen beef cuts and sizes. Serve with our goose fat roasted pommes chateaux and some pancetta sprouts.

[Aberdeen Angus Scotch Beef Ribs on or off the bone from £39.95 – Steaks for two available for £14.95]

Smoked salmon isn’t the only traditional food of London’s East End! Read more...

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February 2017

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Romantic Meal For Two?

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Ahhh February 14th, the most romantic date on the calendar. Are you planning a meal for two but can’t quite decide on what to serve, Forman & Field can help…


 

If you’re looking for a starter that’s both special and just a tad classy you can’t go wrong with our Paupiettes. Having been served at Buckingham Palace at the Coronation celebrations back in 2013 we can say they’ve got Royal Approval! Pictured below is our Crab & Lobster Paupiette, however we also make Hot-Smoked Wild Salmon Mousse Paupeittes which are perfect for anyone who doesn’t eat shellfish. Read more...

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January 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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The Humble Smoked Cods Roe

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A CLASSIC, OFT-FORGOTTEN INGREDIENT, GETS ITS MOMENT IN THE SUN


 

Forman & Field serves British classics but also stocks hard-to-find delicacies. One of our products in particular has a die-hard core of supporters who come back for it, year upon year. That product is our Smoked Cod’s Roe, and a customer drew our attention to the fact that it has been in the spotlight recently, on none other than BBC Masterchef and Men’s Health Magazine. (Check out the challenge on Masterchef at 17:39 minutes into the video, as the chefs attempt to create Taramasalata to include in a beautiful scallop dish.)

Smoked Cod’s roe may not be the most beautiful food product, but these humble lobes hide an inimicable rounded, salty taste, that’s bursting with nutrition. Read more...

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December 2016

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