As a foodie I've always dreamt of waking up to the sound of my doorbell as a luxury Christmas hamper was being delivered - how exciting it would be to open it and find a whole range of delicious goodies to munch through a long festive holiday. Well, this Saturday my dream became a reality, thanks to the good people of Forman & Field!
Launched in 2002, Forman & Field is a fine food mail order company specialising in fresh, traditional British produce from small, independent producers. It shares its premises in East London with the parent company, H. Forman & Son, the 100 year old family business supplying smoked salmon, caviar and other smoked and fresh fish to some of the leading hotels and restaurants in London.
To enter this competition, all you need to do is leave a comment with your name and e-mail address (if I don't know it already) in this post. The lucky winner will be randomly selected on Friday, 10th December 2010 at midday and the his/her name will be published here.
The lucky winner was randomly selected by random.org and is:
Tilt of tiltproject.wordpress.com
Congratulations Tilt! I will e-mail Forman & Field with your details, they will contact you to arrange delivery. Merry Christmas, enjoy this great hamper and I look forward to your feedback!
This is a Sample Hamper for Christmas 2010 containing some of the fine products from a range of Forman & Field's hampers available for purchase. For a full list of their Christmas hampers, click here.
The hamper is full of delicious goodies we are still working our way through. Particularly good so far are the four "Dainty Cakes Selection" including luxury chocolate brownies, banana bread, lemon and pistachio cake and Bailey's bread and butter pudding.
I am not a huge mince pie fan but Forman & Field's "Mince Pies", made from buttery short-crust pastry encasing a delicious and not over-sweetened mincemeat are excellent. We also love the selection of "Neal's Yard Dairy Cheeses", "Mrs King's Pork Pie" (a delicious Melton Mowbray pork pie also available at Borough Market), and the "Hand Carved Alderton Ham" made by a small family producer in Nottinghamshire.
In addition to their hampers, I was impressed to see the range of fine foods that can be purchased from Forman & Field's catalogue like a whole suckling pig, black cod in miso, live oysters, caviar, and Beef Wellington. For more information on their products, visit their website here.