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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 (Part 2)

Yes my friends we are back with another installment from the exploration of the Specialty Food Association’s “Summer Fancy Food Show”. I’m back to share all the delicious findings with you.   Let’s start with my friends from the NYC Hot Sauce Expo who had a booth for their respective sauces.  If you’ve never attended this expo and love the spicy side of life you should click HERE to see what you are missing.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The charming ladies of Hella Cocktails.  I love their stuff and met them at a recent Foodie event at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Something interesting for the little ones.  It brings the blind box idea to a soft drink.  Take a look.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018I love a good sour pickle.   The Backyard Brine folks had some tasty stuff.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018A New Yorkers favorite is definately a hot dog.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chanced upon the One Potato Snacks people and their provisions were superb.  One of my weaknesses is salted chips and all of their stuff was tasty.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chips from the Emerald Isle.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The folks at Funny Farm Foods were serving up a big bowl of Mac n Cheese and by the time I saw them I was famished.  Yes one can get hungry at a food expo.  Remember you need to be wise with the sampling to avoid getting yourself sick.  These folks stuff hit the spot proper.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Had to get a media moment with my buddies John and Steve back at their booth.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018All of this wandering and sampling made me realize that I could use a vacation.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Hold my calls.  Actually, I will not even be taking them.

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So that’s going to bring me to the end of the exploring from my first day at the convention. I’m going to stop now but don’t worry I will be back with another chapter tomorrow. Remember that “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” is very active on the social networks and will be sharing a number of visuals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to follow us. Before you go, we also ask that you click through on the links provided below to learn more about the people we’ve visited in this chapter. I made sure to feature a lot of them for you and really cannot stress their awesome any harder.

Official Websites:
Summer Fancy Food Show: https://www.specialtyfood.com/
Backyard Brine: https://www.backyardbrine.com/
Bjorn Qorn: https://bjornqorn.com/
Cheribundi: https://cheribundi.com/
Drink and Play: https://us.surprisedrinks.com/
Funny Farm Foods: http://funnyfarmfoods.com/
Green Bag America: https://greenbagamerica.com/
Heartbreaking Dawns: http://heartbreakingdawns.com/
Hella Cocktails: https://hellacocktail.co/
High River Sauces: http://www.highriversauces.com
Keogh’s Crisps: https://www.keoghs.ie/
Morris Kitchen: http://www.morriskitchen.com/
One Potato Snacks: http://www.onepotatosnacks.com/

Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 (Part 1)

I was really excited to be attending the Specialty Food Association’s “Summer Fancy Food” show once again because last year was just such a great time for me. It’s events such as this one that make me glad that I started “The Chronicles” Lifestyle Blog. I’ll be talking here and there during this photographic wandering and offering my opinions on certain things as I deem necessary.

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I’m going to need to pop into the Press Office and get my badge to explore the floor and this year my plan is to be a little more organized than I managed to do the last time around. To say that this show is massive would be an understatement.

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As you can see by the badge, sometimes based on the space in the registration form, I need to use the simpler “Piercing Ken Blog” title. Who knows, maybe I need to modify the title altogether at some point.

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Greece Announced as Partner Country at 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

If you’ve been following the adventures over on this website, you might recall that I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show last year for the very first time. It was a terrific experience and my findings can be perused on our posts that you will find HERE. At the end of June, “The Chronicles” will be on point once more and that leads me to share some amazing news about Greece being announced as the partner country at this years show. Now, we aren’t Greeks over here but we do love the visuals that have been seen from the country and their incredible foods. Let’s take a look at the full press release about this.

The Press Release:
The Specialty Food Association announced today that Greece will be their partner country for this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace for specialty food in North America, taking place June 30 – July 2 in New York City. Enterprise Greece is organizing the participation of Greece at the Show.

“We’re excited to have Greece as our partner country for the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show,” said Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “With the continued popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits, this is a great time to focus on Greek foods. The influence of Greek ingredients in the American diet and on American shelves is a great example of the expansion of specialty food in the U.S.”
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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 2)

Well hello again my friends and welcome back to my explorations of the Summer Fancy Food Show. I feel as though I am just getting started on this adventure based on all the photos that I’ve secured and its been a lot of fun so far. If you’d like to start following this one from the beginning please just click THIS LINK as it will open a run of what has gone online already.

I guess I can pick up where I left off in the last chapter, and that is with the folks at Funny Farm.  They had a number of different kinds of cheese items and even made a small pizza for folks to sample.  It was tasty.

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Please send me a case of these.  No pressure 🙂

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