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Sunday, November 20, 2011

More on Cleveland's Fabulous Food Show

Other features at the Fabulous Food Show included the Grand Tasting Pavilion featured more than 250 wines as well as spirits and beers from around the world. The pavilion included a beverage shop where visitors could purchase wine and beer. The International Wine Bar offered a $10 passport that entitled visitors to a crystal souvenir tasting glass, six one-ounce tastings, and a tasting booklet for notes. This was a great chance to sample wines from around the world!   
The show floor was referred to as the culinary marketplace and featured more than 200 vendors and exhibitors. It was an eclectic mix of mom and pop shops peddling “chicken paprikash” to Vitamix blenders. 
An unexpected discovery was Amherst Ohio’s Kiedrowski Bakery and their “Snoogle”-an airy cheese filled dough stick. These were very tasty treats but more importantly the Travel Prof played softball with bakery owner Tim K, dad Bubba and the rest of the guys many years ago!  There are plenty of stories here but you’ll have to join us on next year’s road trip to the FFS to hear them.
What’s a food show without food? There were plenty of free samples available in the culinary marketplace so arrive hungry and be ready to chow down.
Everything at the FFS was first class and I am looking forward to the 7th show. The plans are already in place to craft a Travel Professor’s Food Tour to next year’s show. More information on this is sure to follow. If you’d like to be added to my tour information list call me at 740.550.9540 or email