The Specialty Food Fair

A quick visit to the show yesterday and was quite surprised to find that it was probably the best food fair that I have seen in London, probably because it is mainly a trade event unlike the Real Food Fare which is for regular punters. There was a large array of exhibitors from various countries but I thought it was bit quiet, maybe as a result of the economic climate and the tube strike?

The Specialty Food Fair 2010

Here are some highlights:

Amazing spanish Jamon, too many stands to name but this is Domingo at the Eiriz stand, superb jamon and aged sherry vinegar. Learnt some new things about how to use aged sherry vinegar syrup.

Domingo slicing Jamon

Delicious bacon,  salmon as gravadlax and smoked salmon at the Inish Turkbeg stand, one of the Irish food producers.

Andre Dang Inish Turk Beg

Andre Dang at the Inish Turk Beg Stand

Henry Leon plugging his new book and doing a cooking demo. He made delicious ceviche, pepper chicken and ice cream with red wine sauce.

Henry Leon of Leon Restaurants

Henry Leon of Leon Restaurants

Other interesting finds:

Numi Teas a new organic tea brand from the US, fab English breakfast blend

Mr Sing’s Sauce – super hot but tasty chilli sauce

Edinburgh shortbread – delicious shortbread biscuits, better than another big name brand there

Was great to meet @GoodShoeDay, @FussFreeFlavours, @Catalan_Cooking and @HannahMNorris there.


  1. Aww don’t I look smiley? Think I’m going to have to lose some weight though!

  2. I am going through my pile of stuff now.

    It was a great day. Although I am very porked out!

    Lovely to meet you too.

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