Summer Fancy Food Show will Feature Exhibitors from 80 Countries

Summer Fancy Food Show will Feature Exhibitors from 80 Countries

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As North America’s Largest Specialty Food & Beverage Event is coming to D.C. this July, over 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. 2,400 exhibitors, with 80 countries represented and 24,000 attendees this show is looking to be a truly valuable resources to Food Ingredients Buyers, Wholesalers, Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Distributors alike.

Argan oil from Morocco, twice-roasted seaweed from Korea, chunky papaya jam from Senegal and gluten-free pasta from Italy will be among the 180,000 foods from around the world on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C.

The show is the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages in North America. It will take place July 10 – 12, 2011, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

New international exhibitors include Wales, Kenya, Botswana and Bulgaria. Egypt, Israel, India and Russia are also set to display their culinary treasures. Countries back with bigger exhibits than at last year’s include Barbados, Tunisia, Peru, Sri Lanka, Greece, Morocco, China and France.

Over all, some 80 countries and regions will be represented at the show. The Italian Trade Commission, the largest international exhibitor, plans gelato-making demonstrations, tastings of wine, fresh-pressed juices, cheese and olive oil. Korea will create a pop-up restaurant run by Korean-born Chef Akira Back from Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge in Las Vegas. Exhibitors from Jamaica will feature new twists on jerk seasonings.

“We’ve had strong demand from around the world to participate this year. One third of our exhibit space will be devoted to the latest in international foods and flavors,” says Ann Daw, president of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT), the show’s owner. “We’re on track for a great show.”

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