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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 35

16th Sep 2022 - 07:00
Dewberry Redpoint enjoyed a work away trip to Norfolk earlier this week and were inspired to find regional food facts about the area.
  • Full of flavour and sweeter than other crabs, the Cromer Crab is probably Norfolk’s most famous food item and can be found on menus around the world.
  • Norfolk has traditionally been a turkey rearing region, including the Norfolk Black, which has a distinct, gamey flavour.
  • In 1884 there were as many as 600 pubs in Norwich, almost enough pubs to visit every day for two years.
  • Samphire, sometimes known as sea asparagus, is a sea vegetable that grows in the salt marshes of north Norfolk, and is used raw in salads or lightly steamed.
  • Bernard Matthews Foods Ltd, with its headquarters in Norfolk, has 56 farms rearing nearly 7m turkeys a year.
  • Norwich was the base of Colman's, the English mustard manufacturer, for 160 years before production was moved 2018 by owners Unilever, which bought the company in 1995.
Written by
Edward Waddell