Speciality & Fine Food Fair: all you need to know about September's show

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair: all you need to know about September's show

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An exhibitor-list of more than 750 artisan food and drink producers have been named to appear at this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair.

The trade-only fair, which takes place at London’s Olympia National from 6-8 September, showcases the best food and drink producers in the country. Also included as part of the exhibition is the Speciality Chocolate Fair.

Returning with a new name is Fine Food Live, an interactive demonstration theatre that will be hosted by renowned chef Steve Walpole. Visitors to the theatre will be given the know-how on all the latest cooking techniques and new flavour trends.

Within the Speciality Chocolate Fair is the Speciality Chocolate Live demo theatre – where pastry chef and author Will Torrent will be hosting demonstrations from chocolatiers and other top pastry chefs. They be showcasing techniques and flavour combinations using gourmet and artisan chocolate.

Soraya Gadelrab, event director, said: “Thousands of brand-new artisan products will be available to taste during the Fair, making it a must-visit for retailers, hospitality providers, foodservice operators and chefs looking to source the very best, and the very latest, from this unique sector.”

Gadelrab added: “We also have many producers joining us for the first time this year – recognising that this is the right marketplace to showcase their fantastic creations.”

Selected Exhibitors

Jadu Tea​ is an independent premium tea brand based in the UK. The company’s blends range from the traditional English Breakfast, Rooibos and Crème Brûlée, to the Mademoiselle Grey and China Green.

Olives Et Al​ will be unveiling its new NoDo gluten free pouches, Shortcrust Pastry Mix, Sweet Pastry Mix and Crumble Topping Mix. These dry mixes are suitable for topping sweet and savoury pies, creating sweet and savoury pies, and pizza bases.

Fudge Kitchen​ is a gourmet fudge-maker that will be launching its new Signature Slice range. Made using natural and gluten-free ingredients, the range is available in eight flavours including Peanut Butter, White Chocolate & Raspberry, Sea Salted Caramel and Chilli Chocolate Orange.

The Fresh Pasta Company​ will be introducing its new filled pastas and sauces. Now branded Mattarello, their range includes Truffle & Buffalo Milk Ricotta Cappellacci, Thyme & Sage Tortelli, and Wild Mushroom & Mozzarella Ravioloni.

Cocofina​ makes a range of luxury products that includes Coconut Flour, Coconut Sugar, Coconut Flakes plus an Organic Coconut Oil Sachet, which is raw, cold pressed and organic. It can be used to dress salads, and even for conditioning hair.

Capsicana​ offers a variety of Latin-flavoured cook sauces including Peruvian Chilli and Lemon, and Brazilian Chilli and Coconut. It is claimed to be the first time these combinations have been used in cooking sauces.

Maynard's Farm​ is a Shropshire-based artisan smoker and curer that specialises in only producing specialist pork products. Its range includes traditional cured bacon and pork sausages, and bespoke recipes such as treacle-smoked bacon.

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