Innovative eats. Beautiful presentations. Delicious tastes. We’ve always been a fan of the Fancy Food Show!
1. SKILLET SPREADS & KETCHUPS: Eat Fall with Bacon spreads & pumpkin ketchups. Because, bacon.
From a Seattle food truck-turned-restaurant, we bring you Skillet Bacon Spreads—AKA bacon magic. Spread on a sandwich, pair with cheese, or throw it in your own skillet to bacon-up any dish, available in Original and Fennel Black Pepper. Now you can have PUMPKIN EVERYTHING with Skillet’s Pumpkin Ketchups. The Food Network includes this line in the “Best Foods for Thanksgiving”—and quite simply, we agree. These ketchups are available in Thai Coconut, Apple Vinegar Brown Sugar, & Chipotle.
2. TONEWOOD: Single-origin Maple, every which way.
Single-source, unblended, no-additive Maple products produced in Vermont! Tonewood took home Best Product Line 2014 at the Fancy Food Show. Try Tonewood’s lush Maple Cream as a dessert frosting or melted on top of ice cream or popcorn. The Maple Flakes are an excellent choice whenever you’re in need of sweetness and texture. Take a zester to their award-winning Maple Cube that won Best New Product at the Fancy Food Show! This will no doubt be a fan-favorite in your kitchen.
3. CAVIAROLI OLIVE OIL CAVIAR: Add a burst of flavor to every bite. Literally!
Truly unique encapsulated Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the texture of caviar, developed by Chef Ferran Adria. Made from Barcelonian Arbequina olives with a flavor that’s buttery & fruity, yet mild. Available in Arbequina, Basil, Chili, or Sesame.
4. VALIER GREEN WALNUT SYRUP: The sweet green walnut syrup of your dreams.
Bright green walnuts come together with sugar, vanilla bean & spices in this unique syrup. Made on the same Venetian estate since 1484, this syrup makes you feel like royalty. Serve over ice cream, tarts, panna cotta, ricotta or other fresh cheeses.
5. GRACE & I: Handcrafted artisanal fruit and nut presses. Hearty, wholesome & perfect for your cheese plate.
Award-winner! Handcrafted small-batch artisan fruit presses make for a deliciously, artful display of Californian grown fruits and nuts. All natural, vegan, non GMO, gluten free, no flour, no added sugar, no dairy—just pure local ingredients.
6. MOTHER IN LAW’S KIMCHI: Spicy, artisanal, umami chile paste. The EVERYTHING sauce!
Award-winner! A spread made in a time-honored tradition that delivers a blast of umami (ultimate savorinessl) for each bite. Fun Fact! “Gochu” means chile and “Jang” means fermented paste. Try something new and delicious! Available in Tangy, Garlic, or Sesame.
7. CASTILLO DE CANENA: Drizzle a touch of smokiness to your dish—subtle and exquisite.
Crafting oils in Andalucia, Spain since the 1780s, Castillo de Canena introduces a Smoked Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil. With the aroma of apple, almond, caramel, vanilla and toffee, this oil is best used as a finishing touch to enhance your dish.
8. LAWLESS JERKY: Jerky so good it should be illegal!
A Beef Jerky worthy of a Kickstarter campaign? Lawless Small Batch Jerky is dry-aged, grass-fed beef that’s hand-carved, marinated and rack dried. Try Sweet Sriracha, Pho, Mango Habanero, Japanese Curry, or Paleo Pepper.
9. POCO DOLCE: Chocolate handcrafted to perfection in San Francisco.
Award-winner! Handcrafted and exclusive to Di Bruno Bros. on the East Coast, this chocolate is “just a little sweet.” Made from the Rainforest Alliance & Fair Trade certified cacao beans and the finest, natural ingredients.
10. HERNÁN: Authentic tastes of Mexico, full of sweet and spice.
Award-winner! Melt these beautifully traditional “tablillas” squares in water or milk to make a frothy chocolate drink that transports you to another world. These beautiful squares can also be made into a mole sauce or used in baking recipes. This Mole Poblano is the small batch, all-natural stuff of traditions. Try this delicious, spicy chocolate sauce with poultry, roasted pork, grilled vegetables, shrimp, fish, use on huevos rancheros, tacos, as a BBQ rub and more! Make a chocolate drink with true style and tradition. Use the Molinillo frother in a bowl to create luxurious beverages and plenty of delicious fun to go around.
This picture above only shows about 1/50th of the total space of the Fancy Food Show!
Photo credit: ArtAndEntertainMe.blogspot.com
What is the Fancy Food Show?
Imagine a massive showroom, ten city blocks long and three stories tall, packed to the brim with new and award-winning food products. Twice a year, the Fancy Food Show is held by the Specialty Food Association, highlighting the best of the best in the food world! We sampled and scoured every fancy food we could find and handpicked top ten game-changers.
What is the Specialty Food Association?
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they produce. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association (formerly the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.) owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Show, and presents the sofi Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. sofi Awards for Excellence sofi Award Finalists represent the best of the best in specialty food and beverages. “sofi” stands for specialty outstanding food innovation. This year’s finalists were selected from a record number 2,734 entries across all 32 awards categories!
Want to win ALL the Fancy Foods?
Read all about the contest HERE.