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Summer Fancy Food Show Returns for 2022: The Photo Recap!

konopelskis meat booth reps photo by gail worley
The Men of Konopelski’s Meats and Their Very Cool Hats! (All Photos By Gail)

Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed covering the slow return of various favorite trade shows, such as the Affordable Art Fair and NY Now while holding-out for what I like to call ‘The Big One.’ Finally, after an absence of two excruciating years, the Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) made what can only be called a triumphant comeback in June of this year. It has taken me this long to distill the experience because, wow, the show was just overwhelming on so many levels.

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Bacon Thing of The Day: Maple Bacon Cotton Candy

maple bacon cotton candy photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

File Under: Weird Food I found at the Summer Fancy Food Show, which returned to Javits Center in mid-June after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. And thank god, right? Because I needed more weird food to feature on this website. Part of Chocolate Storybook’s expansive line of gourmet cotton candy treats, this Maple Bacon Cotton Candy has a smoky-sweet flavor you won’t find anywhere else. You know you want it.

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Favorite Products, Packaging and Booth Displays From The Summer Fancy Food Show 2019!

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Prepare To Be Wowed! (All Photos By Gail)

Food Glorious Fancy Food: the most-anticipated annual food show is now behind us, and  I must say that nobody has their act together quite like the Specialty Food Association does when they take over the Javits Center for the annual Summer Fancy Food Show here in NYC. Cheese whiz, what a fantastic show! Continue reading Favorite Products, Packaging and Booth Displays From The Summer Fancy Food Show 2019!

Favorite Products, Packaging and Booth Displays From The Summer Fancy Food Show 2018!

Summer Fancy Food 2018 Entrance
All Photos By Gail

Oh my goodness, you know I must have been having a crazy fun summer when the season is essentially over before I can even get around to posting my always-hotly-anticipated annual photo recap of the Summer Fancy Food Show, 2018 edition! I have no excuse, except to admit that there is too much rad fun going on over here! Please forgive my tardiness, Specialty Food Association — I promise I will make it up to you with this awesome coverage that you are about experience. To kick things off, let me give a round of shout outs to the considerable number of tasty edibles that you should be putting in your mouth right now. Let’s do this thing!

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Favorite Booth Displays, Products and Packaging From The Summer Fancy Food Show 2017!

SFFS Show Entrance
One Entrance to SFFS17 Flanked By Larger-than-Life Replicas of the Coveted Sofi Award! (All Photos By Gail)

If you would like to know what it is like to eat and drink your way from one end of NYC’s Javits Convention Center to the other, then the Specialty Foods Association’s annual Summer Fancy Food Show is the must-attend event for you! Sadly, you must have at least a tenuous relationship to the Specialty Food business in order to get in, and lucky for us (and you) we have that connection. I attended with my food critic friend Anne on the opening day of the event’s three-day stretch of wild food delirium. It was all kinds of exhausting fun, but it was worth it. Continue reading Favorite Booth Displays, Products and Packaging From The Summer Fancy Food Show 2017!