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Get your hands on a job lot or by the joint from these
fine purveyors of tasty meat.

Hensons
London and the South East, Nationwide deliveries of salt beef (minimum order 8kg)

020 7609 2299

sales@hensons.lls.com

henson.co.uk

 

Dennis Edwards for Foodservice
,

13 Limberline Road
Hilsea Industrial Estate
Portsmouth
Hampshire PO3 5JF
Tel: 02392 673034
Fax: 02392 671721

email: sales@dennisedwards.com
dennisedwards.com

Booker Cash and Carry
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

TEL. 01933 371000

www.booker.co.uk

Keevil & Keevil
Nationwide,

TEL. 0207 248 3185

EMAIL. onlinestore@keevils.co.uk

Buy salt beef online from Keevil & Keevil

La Collette Cold Store Ltd
St Helier, Jersey

TEL. 01534 737999

EMAIL. info@lacollettefoodservice.co.uk

www.lacollettefoodservice.co.uk

 

 

 

Breahead Foods Ltd
Kilmarnock, Scotland

TEL. 01563 550008

www.braeheadfoods.co.uk

 

Knight Meats Ltd
Chelmsford, Essex

TEL. 01245 354167

www.knightmeats.com

Dove and Son
Battersea, London

TEL. 020 7223 5191

EMAIL. info@doveandson.co.uk

www.doveandson.co.uk

A&S Hillman Limited
Kilburn High Road, London

TEL. 020 7624 2204

Bifulco’s
Cricklewood Lane, London

TEL. 020 8452 2674

Macken Brothers, Chiswick
44 Turnham Green Terrace, London W4 1QP

Macken Brothers, Selfridges Food Hall
,

100 Oxford Street

London W1

Keevil & Keevil
Nationwide,

TEL. 0207 248 3185

EMAIL. onlinestore@keevils.co.uk

Buy salt beef online from Keevil & Keevil

Hensons
London and the South East, Nationwide deliveries of salt beef (minimum order 8kg)

020 7609 2299

sales@hensons.lls.com

henson.co.uk

 

Dennis Edwards for Foodservice
,

13 Limberline Road
Hilsea Industrial Estate
Portsmouth
Hampshire PO3 5JF
Tel: 02392 673034
Fax: 02392 671721

email: sales@dennisedwards.com
dennisedwards.com

Booker Cash and Carry
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

TEL. 01933 371000

www.booker.co.uk

La Collette Cold Store Ltd
St Helier, Jersey

TEL. 01534 737999

EMAIL. info@lacollettefoodservice.co.uk

www.lacollettefoodservice.co.uk

 

 

 

Breahead Foods Ltd
Kilmarnock, Scotland

TEL. 01563 550008

www.braeheadfoods.co.uk

 

Knight Meats Ltd
Chelmsford, Essex

TEL. 01245 354167

www.knightmeats.com

Dove and Son
Battersea, London

TEL. 020 7223 5191

EMAIL. info@doveandson.co.uk

www.doveandson.co.uk

A&S Hillman Limited
Kilburn High Road, London

TEL. 020 7624 2204

Bifulco’s
Cricklewood Lane, London

TEL. 020 8452 2674

Macken Brothers, Chiswick
44 Turnham Green Terrace, London W4 1QP

Macken Brothers, Selfridges Food Hall
,

100 Oxford Street

London W1

About Salt Beef
About Salt Beef
Salt Beef

About Salt Beef

We all love salt beef,
but do we know
enough about it?
Swot up on your
favourite meat here.

In the days before refrigeration, unless you lived in a country cold enough to store food, there were only three ways of preserving meat – smoking, canning and curing with salt. Meat was either preserved in pure salt or in a brine solution. Either way, large granules of salt were used, and these were known as ‘corns’ of salt, which is why some people know salt beef as corned beef.

From 16th to 19th Centuries salt beef was very popular with the English navy, so much so that it led to production on an industrial scale near the ports on the west coast of Ireland. Scientists have recently discovered that sailors aboard Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose lived off a diet of salt beef and biscuits, and the menu aboard HMS Victory included 2lb of salt beef per man, twice a week.

At the same time, cured beef was becoming popular with the Jewish populations of Russia and Poland. Later, as they emigrated to America, particularly New York, and to the east end of London, they took with them their tradition of delicatessen together with their salt beef curing skills. This is why you’ll find more salt beef delis in New York and London than elsewhere.

The recent history of salt beef in the Capital takes a slightly different turn. As London became more cosmopolitan during the 1960s and 1970s new and exciting cuisines such as Italian and Indian began to overshadow the traditional London dishes of salt beef, pie and mash and jellied eels. But now, with a new generation of chefs re-discovering traditional English cookery, salt beef is appearing on menus in far more than just sandwiches and bagels. Old favourites are re-interpreted for today’s more adventurous dining public.

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