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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...

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March 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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FORMANS GAMES by Lance Forman

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Available on the Forman & Field website, Forman’s Games lifts the lid on the acrimonious battle that pitched Forman’s, the country’s finest purveyor of smoked salmon, against the combined might of the UK authorities and the International Olympic Committee in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

This is the story of one family business, established in 1905, fighting the might of national and local government, the London Olympic Games Organising Committee (LOCOG) and of course the Olympic Movement, which operates above the laws of the countries who host its activities.  Read more...

Tuesday

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September 2016

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Home Grown

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We think it’s important to know where your food comes from, and we’re proud to say our suppliers are small independent artisan British companies. With strong messages and traditional methods, these suppliers produce the best quality home grown food.

 


MRS KINGS PORK PIES

Elizabeth King started her family bakery back in 1853 and the standards she set are maintained today by the Hartland family. They use the original 1853 recipe which starts by making hot water crust pastry, bringing boiling water and lard together then pouring onto strong wheat flour and adding sea salt to taste. Read more...

Wednesday

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May 2016

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Weekend Feasting

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Leave your stressful and busy week behind, and order some gourmet treats from us for the weekend. Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy to pop in the oven, or something to stun your dinner guests, we’ve got you covered! Bring our dining room into yours, with everything you need for the perfect meals throughout the day.

We’ve come up with a few ideas and created a whole menu for you! Will you try any of these at home?


 

BRILLIANT BREAKFAST

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Something special – Kiln roasted salmon folded through scrambled eggs, or crumbled into an omelette

Why not try something a little out of the Edwardian Era with this fabulous kipper recipe we found. Read more...

Wednesday

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April 2016

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Forman & Field Open Day 2016

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Saturday 27th February we hosted another of our annual open days here at Fish Island, and (if we do say so ourselves) it was such a great day! Around 700 of you came along and made the day so enjoyable. We had so much going on and something for everyone; from competitions and tasters, to tours and carving demonstrations!

 

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Visitors were greeted at the door and invited up to our Gallery, with a smorgasbord of food to taste on our stalls, a bar with extra food and drinks, a competition stand, and stunning views of the Olympic Stadium opposite. Read more...

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March 2016

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Join us for 2016!

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Smokehouse Tour Group

 

This year we launched our Smokehouse Tours to all our customers. Now everyone has the chance to experience what so many corporate groups before them have; to dive into the world of Formans!

Their day started off with a 30 minute talk on the history of H. Forman & Son (going back over 100 years!) led by our king of Smoked Salmon, Lance Forman .  Following on from this, guests were kitted up in factory clothing, looking gorgeous of course, and made their way to the factory floor for a carving demonstration by our very own Guinness World Record Holder, Darren Matson. Read more...

Friday

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November 2015

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LONDON CURE SMOKED SALMON SET TO GET SPECIAL EU STATUS

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Last week was full of congratulations for us at H. Forman & Son, as it was announced on ITV News London on Friday 11th September that we are on the verge of being awarded European protected status for our London Cure Smoked Salmon. Protected name status means that under EU law foods, such as the Cornish Pasty or Melton Mowbray pork pies, can be produced only in those named parts of the world.

When granted, it will be the first London food or drink to be awarded such recognition, and will put us alongside the likes of household names such as Champagne and Parma Ham. Read more...

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September 2015

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Our Cherries in Brandy are back!

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Good news! Our popular Cherries in Brandy are back online! No matter how many we make, these jars sell out every year. They come in a handy reusable kilner jar which, we think, adds to their appeal. To celebrate their return we thought we’d share with you our suggestions for using them. (You could just eat them on their own straight out of the jar, but they are a perfect pairing for some desserts!)

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Mrs Forman’s Cheesecake & Cherries in Brandy

One of our best kept secrets at Forman & Field is this cheesecake. Read more...

Wednesday

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July 2015

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Behind the scenes at Forman’s Fish Island

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Our Forman’s Fish Island venue recently appointed Holly Burrows as Head of Events, Sales & Marketing, so we’ve asked her a little bit about her career so far and her exciting plans for the venue in the run up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup and beyond to give you a behind the scenes exclusive…

Forman’s Fish Island roof terrace with Olympic Stadium views

You’ve already had an impressive career so far having headed up some impressive groups and institutions as Head of Marketing. What made Formans so appealing to you? Read more...

Friday

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June 2015

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