FOOD TREND ALERT!(Be the 1st to know…)
The week of January 18, I attended the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco to check out the new trends in specialty food. There are aisles and aisles of gourmet goodies from the four corners of the USA and from overseas. I had to whiz by the black truffle infused cheese to stay focused on all things sugar. It was a hard job, eating chocolate, caramel, and marshmallow all day. Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing food, books, and products that are on the cutting edge. We want YOU to be in the know!
As a preview, we saw gourmet chocolate packaged for the home baker. Move over Hershey’sCocoa. There was a new pancake mix launched by a DAD. Gourmet pie fillings-so you can cheat when you’re in a carpool crunch, and marinades for fruit to bedazzle your BBQ. If the products are not on your local store shelves just yet, don’t fret. They are coming your way. If you see something you really want to try, ask your local grocer to check it out.
The most outrageous element of the adventure was being caught in the California rain storm. What was supposed to be a day trip became an overnight stay. My flight home was cancelled. I checked into a hotel, ventured over to Walgreens and grabbed a toothbrush and other essentials. I wore the same clothes for two days. I channeled my younger years back-packing through Europe. It was fun to be shaken out of Mom Mode. And that one night sleep in peace & quiet…to die for. Not a sound! No cats walking on me…no snoring…no kids stepping on my head at 5 am…Spontaneous Bliss.
Of course, the best part of the whole journey was hearing the pitter-patter of feet rushing to greet me at the door and then those wonderful words, “Mom, you’re home!”
A sneak peek…
Heart Pasta featured above by: www.pastashoppe.com. The most outrageous chocolate chips from Guittard Chocolate Company.
www.guittard.com Yummy Yummy. Makes me want to bake chocolate chip cookies this instant!