Tag Archives: Italy

Old Friends and New at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, Part 2: Ham Obsession

This year, I decided to undertake a photo-essay of the many legs of cured pork being carefully slivered in the cause of delicious.  I didn’t come close to capturing them all, but I made a dent. Here was a Jamon … Continue reading

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Old Friends and New at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, Part 1: Tunisia and Other Countries

Another terrific tour of the world’s food and drink in New York!  Unfortunately, we could only stay for two days this year.  It was enough to get a smattering of the best goods on offer. Tunisia was the partner country … Continue reading

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Have Another Taste: The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show Part 2: A Fabulous Party and Other Events

I should start with the formal opening ceremony, even though I was just slightly late, and had to stand behind the big cameras.  Never mind, it gave me a chance to take a few of my favorite kind of meta-pictures. … Continue reading

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Two Lessons on Italian Food: Francine Segan on Pasta, Coffee, Chocolate and Other Delights

“She’s prettier in person,” the middle-aged man next to me whispered. He was right. Francine Segan, cookbook author, host of the TV series Americans who Love Italy, expert on Italian cuisine, stood at the lectern wearing a beautifully-embroidered coat. She … Continue reading

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Back Up to New York City: The 2014 Fancy Food Show, Part 2: Events On the Floor and Off the Wall

There were some tasty events happening on the show floor. I met Nancy Radke among an impressive array of opened wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano at a booth in the Italian neighborhood. “Coming to the Parm cracking at the Rogers Collection … Continue reading

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Back Up to New York City: The 2014 Fancy Food Show, Part 1: World Tour in a Day (or Three)

For some reason, I found the most interesting booths and events at this year’s show were those from outside the USA. The World Cup may have had something to do with it, but as this report describes my subjective view … Continue reading

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Up To New York City: The 2013 Fancy Food Show, Part 1: The Show Floor

After two years in Washington DC, the show moved back to its home in the renovated Javits Convention Center. We made the pilgrimage north to attend. It was totally worth it. The floor was full of exhibitors, there were after-hours … Continue reading

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