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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DAYLIGHT: The Summer Fancy Food Show was HUGE and Also a Huge Success Says Whom You Know June 30 to July 2, 2013 in Manhattan!

David and Julie Sasuga of Fresh Origins

David and Peachy



What is better than one Scognamillo? Two of them, of course!

Meet Peter Scognamillo on the left the rising star of the family, and you know the Mover and Shaker Sal Scognamillo because he is our very first Culinary King!  Everyone who is anyone goes to Patsy's, THE ONE AND ONLY.

We were pleased to meet James Flahavan of Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal. So far count 1, 2, 3 multi-generational successful family businesses spanning several thousand miles from the Sasugas of Fresh Origins in California to the Scognamillos of Patsy's in New York to the Flahavans in Ireland. Do you see a pattern?

Peachy Deegan and Pamela Barefoot!
We love to be crabby with Pam.  
Get excited on more we have to publish on the incomparable Pam!!!

Dave Hirschkop of Dave's Gourmet with Mittens the Scorpion 

Mittens, Dave's pet scorpion.  If you wonder why he has a scorpion, you are using the wrong hot sauce.

The Summer Fancy Food Show was a huge success and it concludes today.  Thank you for including us.  We were thrilled to see our friends above, and we were pleased to be educated about many brands we were not previously aware of.  The best brands will be emailed and the cream will rise to the top in upcoming reviews in Peachy's Pantry!  

The Summer Fancy Food Show boasted sold-out exhibit halls, a new look, and positive momentum for the $86 billion specialty food industry.  Peachy Deegan walked 10 miles said her pedometer yesterday at the end of the day at the Javits, and probably 10 on Sunday as well.  If we spent 30 seconds or more with you please understand that there were several hundred booths we visited and we had to get to the blockbuster movie review by Disney, The Lone Ranger which you all need to go to see, Kemosabes!  See our review here:

Now in its 59th year, the show is the largest marketplace (and we do believe that now that we saw it.  We're not sure we've been to a bigger trade show, ever) devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages in North America.  As you know, the style aspect of Whom You Know is equally important to us as the culinary one-see Laudable Looks identified at the show:
David Sasuga
Julie Sasuga
Bonnie Kim
Grant Kennedy
Jeni Britton Bauer
Victoria Taylor
Eva Valtzi
Now, if we could get the Fashion trade shows to serve great food...

Here's our gallery of the amazing everything by Fresh Origins-each item is labeled as they are laudably meticulous so we will not repeat them. They continue to amaze us with their intelligence and they hold a unique position in the culinary industry and dominate the field of microgreens, edible flowers and flower crystals~!  If you are a sophisticated restaurant, you are already using them, and if not, you should be asking yourself why not.

This year’s event marks the official launch of the Specialty Food Association’s new brand to promote and recognize the industry: Specialty Food. Craft. Care. Joy. The newly-named Association, formerly the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc., created, owns and operates the Fancy Food Show.

Returning to its longtime home in New York after two years in Washington, D.C., the show is the largest to date, with 354,000 square feet of exhibit space. More than 2,400 companies from across the United States and 80 countries and regions presented their latest cheeses, chocolates, vinegars, oils, grains and other specialty foods at the event.

“Our show celebrates the passion and creativity that fuel specialty food,” says Ann Daw, president of the Specialty Food Association. “This is our largest show ever, and center stage are new and innovative foods and beverages that come directly from people who care about producing top-quality food.”

See Sofi award results here:
We did not vote and do not have an opinion on them.

Fancy Food Show App: Exhibitor List, Maps, and more:

Social Media:

Twitter: #sffs13 #sofiawards

About the Specialty Food Association
The Specialty Food Association celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012. It is a not-for-profit trade association for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs established in 1952 in New York to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. The Specialty Food Association operates the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. For more information on the association, go to

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