Earlier this week, my mom, her co-worker Chef Cliff, and I met up at the NY Fancy Food Show. Our good friends from Ann Arbor, The Deschaines, represented Al Dente Pasta at the Food Show; a most vibrant and colorful booth full of pasta!
|The Al Dente booth w Monique Deschaine|
To paint a picture, this is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event featuring over 180,000 samples including confections, cheese, coffee, snack, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more.
|Rick Bayless’ Frontera Booth|
|Loiza Dark Chocolate de Puerto Rico|
If you get a chance to one day check out this food festival extravaganza, buckle your seatbelt, your belly is in for a wild ride!
This was my first food show, so I was fortunate to bump into Food Show Veterans, Alma Schneider of Take Back the Kitchen and her lovely friend Julie Rosenberg. In this short interview, Alma and Julie gave me a few pointers about the art of food sampling. The take away? Don’t eat bread, alternate the sweet and savory, AND wear comfortable shoes.