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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 23

Smoked Salmon Kings

Lance Forman
Mark Russ Federman
Chair: Anne Shooter

Purveyors of deli specialities in the old Jewish heartlands of New York and London, Mark Russ Federman and Lance Forman shared their families’ experiences running Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side and Forman & Sons in the East End. From the “Super Heeb” to the “London Cure”, the scions of the New York’s oldest pickled herring shop and Britain’s oldest salmon smokery tell you everything you ever wanted to know about bagels and lox.  

Lance Forman joined Forman’s, the 4th generation salmon smoking family business, in 1994. His battle with former Mayor of London over the compulsory purchase of the Forman's factory led to the development of a new premises, venue and restaurant – Forman's Fish Island – in record breaking speed. It is the closest venue in London to the 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Mark Russ Federman, grandson of founder Joel Russ, took over the running of Russ & Daughters from his parents in 1978 and turned it over to the fourth generation, his daughter, Niki, and nephew Josh, in 2009. Mark and Russ & Daughters were most recently featured on the PBS documentary The Jews of New York

Anne Shooter has been a national newspaper journalist for 20 years and, having completed the Leiths Diploma in Food and Wine two years ago, now combines writing about food for the Daily Mail and Mail Online with running a small catering business. Her first cookery book is being published next year.

This event will have live sub-titling for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors provided by STAGETEXT.

To buy books featured in this event please click hereTen per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.

 

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