This week: the sold-out International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) ends on August 29, Eataly opens in New York on August 31 and wine fans drink and tweet about Cabernet on September 2.



























International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC)
August 27-29
Seattle, Washington, USA

IFBC is sold out, a common trend in food blogging events, however there is a waiting list. The program is devoted to food, writing and technology with a special session with gastronomic scientist and author of the highly anticipated most expensive molecular gastronomy how-to book Modern Cuisine: the Art and Science of Cooking, Nathan Myhrvold. Plus sessions addressing specifics of the blog craft including The Art of Recipe Writing, Food Writing with All Five Senses, Law & Ethics in Blogging and Pitch to Publish. http://www.foodista.com/ifbc2010


Eataly opens
 
August 31
New York, New York, USA

Turin's Eataly, a slow food Italian market with artisanal foods, opens in New York City with six distinct new restaurants devoted solely to meat, fish, pasta and pizza, vegetables, a panino bar and a brewery-gastropub. The mega center, located at the Toy Building (200 Fifth Ave. between 23rd and 24th streets), is the world's largest artisanal Italian food and wine hall and was cooked up by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Joe Bastianich and Oscar Farinetti, the founder of Eataly.
http://www.newyork.eataly.it/



#Cabernet Day
September 2
Online

Social media guru Rick Bakas at St. Supery Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley, California is the brainchild behind the #Cabernet Day celebration that encourages drinking cabernet and tweeting. This global event has many wineries, shops and restaurants celebrating with special tastings and dinners. Here is a list of events: http://cabernet.eventbrite.com/ and to monitor #Cabernet Day, go to http://www.twitterfall.com and under "All searches" type: #cabernet.


London Specialty & Fine Food Fair

September 5-7
London, England

The London Specialty & Fine Food Fair is a trade event where new trends and products in the artisan food and drink market are introduced to delis, retailers, restaurateurs, chefs, hoteliers and distributors. This year the program includes the Specialty Chocolatefair and 40 percent new exhibitors introducing thousands of new bites and sips. Sample and get inspired by new ingredients including ChoCo'a, Goupie and Mummy's Yummys. Attendance is free when you register online in advance, children under the age of 16 are not welcome. http://www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/


Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong 2010

September 7-9
Hong Kong, China?

Asia Pacific's premier fine dining and bar trade exhibition expects 10,000 attendees and doubled the size of the program for 2010. This year's event will launch Exploring Food Science by Disciples Escoffier HK, Gourmet Japan, and the Grand Barista Championship.  The "hot brands" being showcased include Nespresso, Blue Girl Beer, Hiang Kie Coffee Group and Canada Beef.
http://www.restaurantandbarhk.com


55th Annual Fisheries Technology Conference

September 7-10
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada?

This professional event explores fisheries resources, regulatory issues, marine nutraceuticals and functional foods. Expect to hear news about healthy, green fish options as well as updates on fish oil supplements and health benefits.
http://www.aftc.ca/en/conference2010.html


PotatoEurope 2010

September 8-9
Bockerode (Hanover), Germany

The world's largest (30 hectares) and leading international potato expo includes 200 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors interested in potato agribusiness, science and research plus tater-lovers. Day passes are €19, students €10 and children under eight years are free. 
www.kartoffeltage.de/


Latin American Food Show (LAFS)

September 8-10
Cancun, Mexico

The fifth annual LAFS is a key food and drink event for buyers and distributors from around the world to discover new products from all over Latin America. This year's program has three new events including the Sample Hall, the specialized Organic Hall, the Latin American Chef big final.
http://www.lafs.com.mx/english/index.htm


Joy of Sake
September 9
San Francisco, CA, USA

The Joy of Sake is taking the world's finest sakes on tour for its ninth annual event. Over 300 sakes will be showcased and paired with appetizers from local restaurants including a blind tasting with 10 Japanese sake judges. The tour stops in San Francisco on September 9, New York City on September 23 and ends in Tokyo, Japan on November 2. Tickets are $70-80 (€55-63) depending on location. http://www.joyofsake.com


Festival del Prosciutto di Parma

September 10-19
Parma, Italy

The 13th annual festival is a celebration of the world's best ham made from only Italian pork and a pinch of salt, there are no additives, preservatives or chemicals. Prosciutto lovers are invited via "open doors" into the factories of Parma to learn how Parma ham is made. Prosciutto is produced and delivered to 60 nations worldwide by "164 companies, 5,000 pig farms and 3,000 employees equaling an industry turnover of €1.7 billion."
http://www.festivaldelprosciuttodiparma.com



Café Insecta @ BugFest

September 11
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, NC, USA

Local Mexican and Pan-Asian eateries are cooking up "buggy dishes" for the whole family. Children under 16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is recommended. Tickets at $10/€7.80 for a variety of BugFest educational anthropod events, the theme this year is aquatic bugs. http://www.bugfest.org/cafe.htm


Hogatec
September 12-15
Düsseldorf, Germany

Hogatec (International Trade Fair Hotels, Gastronomy, Catering) takes place every two years in conjunction with: InterCool (Frozen Food - Ice Cream - Technology), InterMeat (Meat and Sausage), and InterMopro (Dairy Products). Over 41,500 food industry professionals, visitors and exhibitors are expected to attend sessions highlighting kids' foods, new trends in hotels and breakfast & brunch bites.
http://www.hogatec-tradefair.com/



Polagra Food and Gastro Trendy 2010
September 13-16
Pozna?, Poland

Gastro Trendy introduces a host of new products like Taylor prune extract, Festball gum, Funny Pica lollipops, Vita Tea, goat milk products and artisanal chocolates. Other highlights include the Polish Culinary Cup and the Coffee Olympics. Tickets range from 10-60 PLN (€2.50-15).
http://www.polagra-food.pl and http://www.gastrotrendy.pl  


9th China Nutrient & Healthy Food and Organic Products Exposition (CINHOE)
September 15-17
Guangzhou, China

Described as a top trading professional food event co-located with the Guangzhou International Food Expo and Import Food Expo showcasing new green, organic, healthy, functional, "sport nurture" and "medical treatment nutrition" products from all over the world. 300,000 trade visitors are invited to attend free of charge after filling out a registration form.
http://www.gzspz.com/en/chanzhan_detal.php?cpid=12



Whoopie Pie Festival
September 18
Hershey Farm, Lancaster, PA, USA

A one-day celebration to honor America's latest dessert trend battling the cupcake with over 100 different flavored whoopie pies plus loads of family fun including whoopie pie checkers, the whoopie yell off and an attempt to build the world's largest whoopie pie.
http://www.whoopiepiefestival.com


Oktoberfest 2010
September 18 - October 4
Munich, Germany

The 177th celebration of Bavarian beer includes pastries, brats, chicken, pretzels, duck, roller coasters, and over seven million people. If you can't make it to Germany many smaller local events are held all over the world.
http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/


International Marine Ingredients Conference
September 20-21
Oslo, Norway

The inaugural event is devoted to edible "marine innovations and developments of bioactive and nutritional ingredients" that includes proteins, peptides, omega-3 oils, phospholipids, biopolymers and minerals. New healthy, sustainable food and technologies are showcased (Novozymes, SeaGarden, Calanus). Registration for the professional event is NOK4,300/€520.
http://www.marineingredients2010.net



InterBev 2010
September 22-24
Orlando, FL, USA

InterBev is North America's largest event devoted solely to the beverage industry with a focus on innovation. Expect to see new all sorts of new drinks on your markets' shelves after this expo. The exhibitors range from Coca-Cola to Honest Tea and session address ingredient and industry trends. Registration for members is $395/€308 and $645/€503 for non-members. http://interbev.com/


56th Galway International Oyster Festival 2010

September 22-26
Galway, Ireland

A weekend filled with Guinness & Oysters, live music and entertainment, Best Dressed Lady competition, Street Party in the Latin Quarter, Oyster Pearl competition and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championships. Tickets are sold per event and range from €75-100.
http://www.galwayoysterfest.com/


6th Annual Raw Spirit Festivals

September 24-26
Watson Lake Park near Prescott, AZ, USA

Self-defined as the "World's Leading Raw Vegan-Eco-Peace Celebration" is about raw food delights and eco-living including Qibounding, Essence Yoga plus Synergy in Juicing, and a Doctors panel promoting raw foods healing benefits. A day pass is $40/€31.
http://www.rawspiritfest.com/



UpperCrust Show
September 24-26
Bangalore, India

The food and wine exposition of India welcomes 100,000 foodies to sample a thousand products ranging from wines, spirits, cheese and chocolates to meats and exotic fruits. This year's free program includes grape crushing, chocolate fashion show, food art, demos and celebrity chef cook-offs. In December the event travels to Mumbai.
http://www.theuppercrustshow.com/events.html 

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