Putting London on the food map
OUR capital city has finally got it’s first product with a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI); London Cure Smoked Salmon is produced by H. Forman & Sons, the only family-owned Jewish smokehouse remaining of many that were once in east London.
Now that nearly half of all smoked salmon sold in the UK comes from Norway—often smoked in Scotland and then misleadingly labelled as ‘Scottish smoked salmon’—and 90% is filleted by machine, making it less fresh, the PGI status is more welcome than ever.
‘Our business is not just to smoke salmon, but to act as the keeper of an extraordinary tradition, with the mission and desire to educate the public on how this traditional food should be made,’ comments Lance Forman. Forman & Sons’ London Cure Smoked Salmon is hand-filleted, dry-cured (without sugar) and delicately oak-smoked—and it certainly isn’t vacuum-packed. It’s available to buy at www.formanandfield.com and at shops including Selfridges and Harrods.