If you crave a traditional meat and potatoes dinner, head to your local Kroger
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But if salmon jerky, Chinese jelly or edible algae are among your hankerings, then a Whole Foods Market
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All of that and some 180,000 other products from known companies like Welch Foods Inc., selling grapeseed oil, and foreign vendors like Jabri, offering sweets from Jordan, were hawked at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, from Sunday, June 25, till Tuesday, June 27, at the Javits Center, for retailers and restaurateurs to sample.
At the three-day event, foods and products in 2,600 booths from 46 countries and 44 states were represented, drawing more than 25,000 buyers, retailers, exhibitors and press.
"Fancy," of course, is code word for expensive. So, the show's offerings may not be found at your local Walmart Stores Inc.
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Italy rules the show, but New Jersey?
The Italian words for tomato sauce are salsa di pomodoro. But in the Northeast, many Italian Americans call the red sauce you add to pasta, gravy. This Garden State vendor Original Jersey Italian Gravy struck on that colloquialism to christen its pasta sauce.
Meanwhile, the mother country, Italy, dominated the Fancy Food Show with 30,000 square feet of space, touting all manner of olive oils, pastas, canned tomatoes and sauces, cheeses, vinegars and sweets.