July opens with an unlikely mix of global gastronomy events devoted to the 'world's best' pastry teams, innovations and technology around wine production in Australia, the culture of 'cured, fermented and smoked foods' at Oxford, China's leading wine and alcohol conference and expo (CIADE) and the closing of round one of Canadian Club's Hide a Case contest
Tickets on sale for Carts in the Parc
Online @ nycwineandfoodfestival.com
Celebrity gastronomist and Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has been tweeting to promote his Carts in the Parc event taking place during New York City Wine & Food Festival on October 10 from 3-6pm at Eventi Hotel Food Parc. Tickets are $100 (€81) while available and offer a tour through global street food without the hunt for the famous trucks and carts like Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Jamaican Dutchy and The King of Falafel. Also expect to see chefs showcase their best bites on the go including Joe Ng (creative dumplings), Michael White (Norweigan meatballs), Zak Pelaccio (Asian BBQ) and even restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow's concept food court.
Registration for Project Food Blog closes
If you would like to join the first Foodbuzz Project Food Blog, a competition to find the ‘Next Food Blog Star,' you will need to register online before early August and become a ‘Foodbuzz Featured Publisher': basically fill out an online form and meet the blogging criteria (have at least a month-old blog, with 10 posts in English, focused on food and dining). The winner will receive a $10,000 (€8,111) prize and a one-year contract with Foodbuzz plus the title of Food Blog Star. Foodbuzz exprects 4000 bloggers to compete in nine challenges that will be judged by a panel including Dana Cowin, the Editor-In-Chief of
Food & Wine magazine.
2010 World Pastry Team Championship
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
This year's theme is ‘Childhood' and teams from Denmark, UK, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and USA will be competing for the title ‘World Pastry Champion' by preparing bonbons, entremets, entremet glace, petits gateaux, and plated desserts judged on artistry and degustation. Spectator seats range from $50 (€41.47) for professional pastry student to $250 (€207.38) for VIP. http://www.pastrychampionship.com
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
This international professional wine event takes place every three years and is hosted by the 14th annual Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) and Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA). Approximately 4,000 wine industry professionals discuss new products and technology and the discussions could lead to more screw tops, new greener packaging and processes. AWITC includes 53 workshops with speakers from China, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, USA and UK.
Canadian Club's 'Hide a Case'
Closes July 9
Online @ HideACase.com
USA and Canada
Canadian Club (CC) has revived its 'Hide a Case' campaign to find eight adventurous North Americans to hunt down nine remaining cases of aged whisky around the world. The original campaign took place between 1967-1991 where 25 cases of CC Whisky were hidden all over the world; to date only 16 have been found. To compete for the $100,000 (€81,273) prize and "trip of a lifetime," you must first complete a round of "brain power and speed" and clue-solving tasks before July 9 when round two begins. And the process includes pleading your case in a video. If up to the challenge, sign in at HideACase.com; note you have to be 21 years old and reside in Canada or the United States, except California.
Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2010
St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UK
The 29th annual symposium will focus on the history and culture of 'cured, fermented and smoked foods' with 220 international scholars, journalists, chefs, scientists, sociologists and anthropologists. Considered to be the oldest and most important event addressing food and cookery with academic papers. Past themes have included 'fat' and 'nurture' and 2011 will be 'celebrations' and 2012 'stuffed and wrapped foods.' For more information:
China International Alcoholic Drinks Expo (CIADE)
The 4th annual CIADE is China's leading wine and alcohol conference and expo. This year more than 900 alcoholic drinks distributors, 400 wine producers and more than 26,000 visitors from around the world are expected to explore new products and trends.
Chicago, Il, USA
The world's largest expo devoted to food science presented by the International Food Technologists (IFT) is to welcome food scientists, academics, professionals and government from around the world. The theme for IFT10 is 'The Best of Food Thinking' and cutting-edge trends, new products and innovations are expected to be introduced including new technology for reducing sodium salt and new functional food ingredients. Attendee pricing varies based on membership: $460/€375 (IFT member), $660/€535 (non-member), $115-165/€94-134 (student).
Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 11th annual International Food and Beverage Trade Fair, is a professional regional expo with this year's focus on 'Serving you a Multi-Million Dollar Global Marketplace' with an Agro-Bio business conference and co-located with the events Green Food Technology and Food Future with new trends and technologies for packaging and producing foods. There will be over 600 booths representing 29 nations from Armenia to Iran to Namibia with a range of products: Halal, frozen foods, pastries, cured meats and much more. The event is open to the public on July 24.
43rd Annual AIFST Convention
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology holds its annual convention and the theme this year is 'Creating the Food of the Future'. This professional event will focus on healthier products and technologies for the future that address 'body, mind, passion'. Registration for the event ranges from AUD 200 (€136) for students to AUD 1320 (€894) for non-members.
Colorado Rockies Oyster Festival (Testy Festy)
Clinton, Montana, USA
A festival devoted to tasting 'testies' ('cowboy caviar' or bulls' testicles) takes place annually in Montana, and the hosts at the Rock Creek Lodge expect over 15,000 culinary daredevils from around the world.
6th Annual Gluten Free Expo
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia
The two-day event is devoted to gluten-free products and sessions on the science behind gluten intolerance, cooking without gluten classes and tips to create a healthy gluten-free diet. The 6th annual Gluten Free Expo is free and hosted by The Coeliac Society of NSW Inc and The Clever Event Company. The natural, ready-to-eat Indian and Thai food company Tasty Bite is sponsoring the stage events and exhibitors are expected to launch new products.