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Jun 29, 2009 07:08 AM

Fancy Food Show 2009

Made the pilgrimage yesterday and walked the whole show this time around. I didn't particularly find anything that stood out or that was mind blowing. Did anyone else find something of interest?

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  1. How is it ppossible, if you did indeed walk the whole show-- with literally thousands of exhibitors-that you couldn't find ANYTHING great. I go every year and find there are always standouts.

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    1. re: Ann900

      Don't get me wrong, I found some great cheeses, a nice Spanish dessert wine, a great brick overn frozen pizza from VT. I'm saying that nothing stood out. Usually there is one or two "themes" that stand out.

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      1. dear triggs-funny you say that cause i felt the same way!!!!!!! overwhelming but it was my first time to fancy food show and i totally expected to be blown away-very uninspiring.

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        1. re: UES Mayor

          In defense, I spent a full 7 hours walking the floor yesterday and I hardly saw anything "mind-blowing". I'll be back this morning, and I'll give a few things a second look: black garlic the international sections . . . (we already carry the pestos at our store). I too tried many great cheeses (cheese coma was the word) and some great condiments, but nothing blew me away.

          I'm getting some mangosteens and fresh coconuts today for sure.

        2. as usual, i spent almost all my time loading on madelaine chocolate - soooo good. caramel and peanut butter filled chocolate balls are ridiculous!

          1. I've been going fo the past 10 years. The first time I went, I was blown away by a gelato company out of MD. Tasted just like the real deal from Italy. Now the show is saturated with gelato. One just as good as the next. I got there Sunday at 10 and stayed till close. Had a great dinner after at Blue Smoke. Great beer list and BBQ!