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Off to Washington, DC for the Fancy Food Show

This weekend, I’ll be joining a few hundred or thousand other folks at the Summer Fancy Food Show being held this year in Washington, DC.  It will be very interesting to see the vendors who will be displaying their products in the hopes of being picked up by distributors from national chains, small boutique stores, and other retail and wholesale outlets.  Having been for the first time last year, I can also say that it is a bit overwhelming as well to try to absorb all the information and the tastes available.

While I’m down there looking at all the different food and drink items, I thought I’d leave everyone with some links to articles that I’ve written that have been posted on other sites.  I had a chance to cover a fantastically informative day during Internet Week New York that focused on Food 2.0.  It looked at the ways that we learn about food, decide what to eat out or cook in, and how our food gets distributed to us.  That weekend, I wrote up an article about one of the panels during TECHMunch, a food blogger’s conference, that talked about how websites find their content to share with you, their readers.

Another site I’ve published some articles on is the award-winning Woman Around Town.  Here, you can read about an interview that I did with Jael McHenry the author of the entertaining and delightful book The Kitchen Daughter.  A few weeks ago, I also took part in the first public food walking tour held by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.  If you’ve never paid a visit to it, I highly recommend it.  Even my father, who has been dragged to more sites and monuments that he can remember, said that it was probably one of the most fascinating places that he’s been.

Hitting all the museums on the Upper East Side?  Why not take a break and grab an iced coffee or a Mars bar (or both!) at The London Candy Company?  This newcomer to the neighborhood has already become a favorite with the locals, young and old alike.  Or, if you are doing a staycation and looking for some new recipes to try, you might want to check into Guy Fieri’s cookbook Guy Fieri Food.  I was at the release party hosted by The Food Network and had a chance to try out some really great nibbles from the recipes found in its pages.  It’s now sitting on my shelf waiting for me to have an excuse to make them for friends!

A New, Delicious Way to Experience the Lower East Side,” Woman Around Town (06/28/11)
Jael McHenry’s The Kitchen Daughter,” Woman Around Town (06/20/11)
Sweet Treats from the UK come to NYC,” Woman Around Town (05/21/11)
Guy Fieri Food Kick-off Party,” Woman Around Town (05/05/11)

The Social Kitchen at Food 2.0“ Food+Tech Connect (06/20/11)
Future of Food Reviewing at Food 2.0“ Food+Tech Connect (06/20/11)
Open Source Food at Food 2.0“ Food+Tech Connect (06/16/11)
Food 2.0: Sharing & Making Use of Restaurant, Menu and Farm Data“ Food+Tech Connect (06/13/11)

What’s New in Food: Understanding Trends to Enrich Your Content,” TECHMunch (06/15/11)

Buon appetito!