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Trends from the Fancy Food Show, Winter 2016 edition

Spent two days this week at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The two unmistakeable trends were healthy snack bars, typically a combination of fruits and grain, and definitely unhealthy jerky in a blizzard of flavors and fabrications. Obviously … Continue reading

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From the floor at Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

It was easy to spot the hot trend at the Winter 2015 Fancy Food Show in San Francisco: high end ice cream/gelato/froyo in every imaginable configuration. There was coconut gelato (with coconut cream substituting for dairy as the thickener), agave … Continue reading

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What does Fancy Food Show have against food bloggers?

I have been a fan of the Fancy Food Show ever since I was introduced to it by my client Harry and David in the early 1990s. It’s a strange bird: a trade show appealing half to buyers of high-end … Continue reading

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Taste Test: Imperial White Chorizo

There was a LOT of Spanish-style chorizo at the Summer Fancy Food Show, but I especially wanted to taste the Imperial brand from Gloversville, NY. They’re introducing a “white” chorizo which was what Spaniards ate before the introduction of paprika … Continue reading

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Live from the floor at the Summer 2015 Fancy Food Show

I go to the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco every year, but it’s been awhile since I made it to to the New York version. It’s a bit bigger and seems more chaotic, but maybe that’s because I’m … Continue reading

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Bacon Brittle!

In the closing moments of last week’s Fancy Food Show, as I scoured the aisles for anything significant I may have missed, I popped a random treat into my mouth and my eyes went wide: Bacon Brittle! I love bacon … Continue reading

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World’s best beef… from New Zealand?

Last week at the Fancy Food Show I had what may be the best tasting beef I’ve ever experienced. It had the gaminess I like in grass fed beef but without the usual dryness/toughness which comes from the fact grass … Continue reading

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Trends from the Winter 2014 Fancy Food Show

Yesterday, a panel of experts  identified four trends from the trade show I just attended in San Francisco: Sriracha, chips, low-sugar beverages, mint and condiments. I’ll definitely agree with #3 and #5. There are many fizzy and non-carbonated beverages I’ve … Continue reading

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Digesting the Fancy Food Show San Francisco 2013

I spent Monday and Tuesday of last week walking the aisles of the massive Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. It’s a funny show because you find heavily preserved and unsubtle “gifty” items (aimed at small gourmet retailers) alongside world … Continue reading

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A day at the Fancy Food Show

When I was young and hungry some years ago, I heard my clients talking about this incredible thing called the Fancy Food Show. Purveyors of gourmet goods would put forth their latest offerings and you could stroll down aisle after … Continue reading

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