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Is anyone planning on going to the NASFT Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in July? Is anyone exhibiting?
 

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I went two years ago, and was actually a little disappointed, at the aisles and aisles of folks with little booths of endless jellies and jams, more designed for retail 'gourmet' shop businesses than the restaurant/catering business.

There were few products that really turned me on - except for the wonderful section in the 'foreign products' section, where there were rows and rows of olives, olive oil and cheeses from Italy, Spain, Greece, and France! Blew me away! Came away have finally learned the differences in regional oils and their flavors and colors.

Also enjoyed meeting the folks I did - Dean Fearing was there, with his new line of sauces; talked with Tommy Tang - don't know if he was exhibiting or what, but saw him just walking around and smiled and said hello, and we ended up chatting for about an hour. Saw Bobby Flay, who looked like - well, I won't go there. And tasted Charlie Trotter's new line of sauces - yum.

There was a small producer of hams and bacon from Wisconsin, and couldn't stop going back for the samples of their fabulous bacon!!! Out of this world!!

Is the restaurant show more geared toward catering/restaurant businesses? I'd like to attend one of those.
 

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Dear Suzanne,

Although I have been to this show a hundred times, it would be a great oppurtunity for some of us to get together again to storm NYC...

I agree with Marmalady, it's condment overkill, but some of the venders have some cool stuff, besides we can eat and drink for free all day. Then maybe we could hit the bubble lounge :)

If interested, PM me.
 

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I went to Fancy food in NYC the year Ben (of Ben and Jerry's) was scooping their new chocolate chip cookie dough icecream. Been to Chicago for the show the past 3 years....always have pre-conference catering and newsletter seminars that I find really helpful. Michael Roman is super inspirational. I find all kinds of shtuff at FFS. Last year the Chicago show had a Beard tasting afterwards<think I posted about Matrachet's foie oreo, and Blackbird's salmon on guacamole with corn chip>
 

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Educational Programs:
Friday, July 5th - Tuesday, July 9th (separate admission)

Show:
Sunday, July 7, 2002 10am - 5pm
Monday, July 8, 2002 10am - 5pm
Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10am - 4pm

Jacob Javits Center, 12th Avenue and 34th Street, NYC

$25 if registered by June 7th; $50 thereafter

http://www.fancyfoodshows.com for info and online registration. You have to scroll down to the bottom of the screen to "Attendee Show Registration" and "Education Program Registration."
 

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Marmalady, why not register...

we can all get together and explore the show.

Even if it's not the greatest thing on earth, it will still be fun to hang out
 

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Hmmm... Let me think. Lots of food, NYC... OK I'll go:)
 

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YOU're jealous? What about all of us who can't get down there to join you??? Well, maybe not about being in NO in August, but I'll bet it's like being in the French Market with everything available to taste!!:lips: :lips:
 

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No, I won't pay your registration for you, :( but ...

If any of the new-ish members are in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area: Please join us at the show!!! Don't be shy! Even if you mostly lurk, it would be great to meet you.

It's looking like Sunday, 7/7 will be the day. We'll figure out a meeting place and time, and I'll post it on this board. You can always PM or email me for details.

Y'all Come!
 

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Sounds like a fun event. And I would love to join everyone, but too bad I already made plans to go to Canada :( Can anyone tell me what kind of stuff they show? I'm new to this since I never thought there is such a thing as a food show. I learn something new everyday :)
 

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What about old-ish members? It might be a good chance to let you see where all that spouting comes from. Any good deals on rooms anywhere?Do they still do the fireworks thing on the river?
The "Y'all Come" made me feel invited.
 

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But Suzanne,NEW YORK CITY! To me, THAT'S where there's "everything to taste". I LOVE NYC, with all the ethnic neighborhoods! Oh well, I guess the grass is always greener. Tell you what, ya'll tell me about all your "finds", and I'll tell you mine!
And taste a bunch for me!
The Saucy Cajun
 
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