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Weekly food agenda: Release of 'Modernist Cuisine'

This week's food agenda rounds up a few highly anticipated events like the official release of Modernist Cuisine and The International Food and Drink Event in London, which will feature the latest products and innovations in the food industry.

Natural Products Expo West
March 10-13
Anaheim, CA, USA

Billed as the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show, this year's show will have a greater emphasis on technology. Attendees can download the Expo West iPhone app, for instance, and educational sessions focusing on digital solutions will feature speakers from Google, Entrepreneur Magazine, and other social media experts.
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The International Food and Drink Event
March 13 - March 16
London, UK

The UK's largest gathering of international food and drink suppliers hits London with a few new features including the New Product Zone showcasing new products from 12 categories including bakery, confectionery, cheese, dairy, organic and seafood. The UK Barista Championships will crown the best human coffemaker and live cooking demos that use fresh regional ingredients.

Release of Modernist Cuisine

March 14

The official release date of the six-volume, 2,400-page tome of gastronomy is here. Author Nathan Myhrvold pens what's been described as the "cookbook to end all cookbooks" with an in-depth look at the art of science and food. On Amazon sites.

March 20-23
Orlando, FL, USA

The world's largest trade for the international snack food industry brings together owners, executives and buyers from around the world. This year's expo features 1,000 exhibitors and professionals who represent potato chips, cereal snacks, fruit snacks, cookies and cake snacks. This year will also feature a special Latin American Track with the entire program in Spanish.

The International Boston Seafood Show
March 20-22
Boston, MA, USA

As North America's largest seafood event, the Boston exhibit features more than 900 exhibits. Along with the usual New Products showcase, the event hosts their popular Oyster Shucking Competition and Seafood Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year's keynote speech will be delivered by a seemingly unlikely candidate: actor Wayne Rogers, of M*A*S*H fame. But the actor, who played Trapper John in the 1970s TV show, is now famous in the business world for being a formidable entrepreneur who has applied his strategies to a restaurant, vineyard, convenience store franchise, banking and real estate. He presents his views and recipe to success in his presentation "It is Time to Make Your Own rules: A renegade Guide to Unconventional Success."
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Food Ingredients China
March 23-25
Shanghai, China

The largest event of its kind in Asia on food ingredients, this year's trade show will focus on food safety, natural, nutritious and healthy ingredients and feature the latest products and food technologies. The event is expected to attract 1,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and 70,000 professional visitors.

Celebrity Chef Tour, James Beard Foundation
All year

A rare opportunity for guests to mingle with the celebrity chef who prepares their meal, the Celebrity Chef Tour brings the culinary glitterati to venues in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia etc. On March 25, White House Chef Walter Scheib cooks at The Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston, Virginia, and on March 28, Yankee Stadium turns into a giant kitchen with chefs Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, Gavin Kaysen, Steve Evetts, Noah Carroll, and Host Chef Kevin Harry.

Food Forum India 2011
March 28-29
Mumbai, India

The largest event of its kind in India, the two-day event focuses on the growing interest in convenience foods and variety among Indian consumers. The forum will also discuss innovation in food production, waste reduction, hygiene and safety, food design, technology and food retail, and cap off with the Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards for excellence in food retailing and services.