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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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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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Credit: Elly Curshen – @ellypear

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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...

Thursday

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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...

Wednesday

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March 2017

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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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Where there’s smoke… there’s salmon

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H. Forman & Son have been smoking salmon in the East End of London since 1905. Inspired by the exceptional quality of the salmon from Scotland, Harry Forman developed a cure to complement this unrivalled flavour and so the delicioulsy mild ‘London Cure’ was born.  A century later we still remain faithful to the principles established by Harry – the freshest salmon, a little salt and just the right amount of oak smoke.  Lance Forman to this day is upholding traditional values and skills that would otherwise have died out long ago. Read more...

Wednesday

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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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NEW: Sophie Conran Summer Hamper for two!

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We’ve teamed up with the lovely Sophie Conran to bring you this new Summer Hamper for two!

 


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Forman & Field have teamed up with esteemed British designer & cook, Sophie Conran, to put together the perfect Summer Fizz Hamper – including gourmet treats, and a brand new exciting smoked salmon flavour…Rhubarb & Ginger!  This hamper is full of delicious treats, freshly made by our team of dedicated chefs that are sure to impress anyone (or any-two!)

It consists of:

Buckwheat Blinis (x18)

Godminster Rosemary Biscuits (130g)

Cashel Blue Cheese (200g)

Forman’s Keta Caviar (100g)

Spinach & Ricotta Flamiche (x2)

Lemon & Pistachio Cake (Mini)

English Chapel Down Rose Fizz (75cl)

Sophie’s NEW Rhubarb & Ginger Salmon 150g

Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Melamine Dinner Plates (x2)

Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Melamine Side Plates (x2)

Presented in a Wicker F&F Hamper

— Please note, this hamper does not inlcude the fizz glasses or the cutlery —

You can find the hamper here on our website, and is available to purchase NOW! Read more...

Wednesday

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June 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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