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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 (Part 3)

Hey there my fine foodie friends!!! It’s nice to see you again as I continue along with the explorations of the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show. This event has been so much fun and I am not just saying that. It’s also been rather filling and I am certainly going to need to get on a better regimen of exercise once its over – it is summer after all. If you haven’t seen any of the previous narratives please click THIS LINK as it will open a run of what has gone online already. Now let’s get to some eating.

This treat was completely new to me. Mochi. Its a small ice cream treat and if I had the chance I would have eaten about eleven of them. No joke.

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I know that I mentioned my love of cheese in an earlier post but let me add to that the cured meats appreciation.  Salami, Sopressata, Chorizo…..YUM.

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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 (Part 1)

It’s no secret to the readers of my PiercingMetal.com website that we love hitting the conventions that make sense to that side of the creative fence. For the past eight years or so we’ve been in attendance as media for stuff like the NY Comic Con, The American International Toy Fair and more. With “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” growing wider in readership and reach each and every month, it made sense to also use it as a journalistic voice and with that said we proudly add the Summer Fancy Food Show to our list of conventions to explore.

This year’s event will be my very first go-round to the show and as a proud “Foodie” I could hardly wait. I’m one of those folks who not only loves to use networks like Yelp! but also Foodspotting.com where I can line out specific dishes that my friends and followers might enjoy. I will link to my profiles on them at the close so you can follow us and hopefully learn some things too.  Now its onto the convention but first we need to check in and get our press credentials.

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Everyone in the Press Room was super helpful and it reminded me of the amazing resources we find at the Toy Fair.

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Exploring Book Expo 2017: Little Golden Books @ Javits Center

As noted in previous posts, we’ve been exploring the 2017 edition of the Book Expo, which many might recall was once referred to as Book Expo America and has been discussed for a few years on this and the PiercingMetal.com website. Readers can check out some historical archive by clicking HERE. This year, in addition to the larger convention presentation, I’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the special stuff and one such company is Little Golden Books.

This years convention had a colorful truck that was celebrating the companies 75th Anniversary and inside said truck was a walk-through of their history. I figured that this would be of great interest to those who were not able to attend. Enjoy.

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Exploring Book Expo 2017 @ Javits Center (Part One)

Greetings my friends, I am happy to report that I am once again attending the Book Expo as a member of the press.  The event used to be called Book Expo America but it was rebranded a couple of years ago.  It also moved to Chicago for a year so we missed out on it but now its back in the New York Groove and I couldn’t be happier.   Below is what the Media Badge looked like and here we go.

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“Getting Sauced” @ NYC Hot Sauce Expo (Part Two)

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Good morning and “Welcome Back” to another installment from my coverage of the 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo that took place a few days ago over at the Brooklyn Expo Center. This years event was the fifth annual and as I’ve noted in the previous chapter, we’ve been in attendance and covering this since the very first one. The interesting thing about that was at first it was an event feature on my PiercingMetal.com website but with “The Chronicles” picking up steam as a Lifestyle and Culture Blog, I’ve been doing this coverage here. Those who might want to see those articles in the archive can click HERE to bring up a proper tag. Please be aware that some calendar listings will manifest as well based on how WordPress works.

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