This past weekend mom and I ventured to Cleveland to check out the Fabulous Food Show. It was probably one of the largest food related events that I have been to. The I-X Center in Cleveland is enormous and has a ferris wheel in the middle, which was not operating so Booo!
The food show was pretty awesome. We spotted some celeb chefs and of course tasted a lot of great bites. A lot of the folks at the show were Ohio based food purveyors or establishments. I think we both were impressed by the number of people making great products in Ohio (not to knock on Ohio but you know, we are from Pennsylvania so there is a natural competitive element at play here). We had a really yummy syrup that is aged in Bourbon barrels so basically it was the best tasting syrup ever!
Some of my other takeaways…
-Ingrid Hoffmann is super cute and I loved watching her cook up a Catalan dish similar to Paella.
-I wish Michael Symon was from Pittsburgh because he is extremely entertaining and charismatic, he clearly has a love for Cleveland and Ohio so I am somewhat jealous.
-Vitamix is made in Ohio, did you know that? Also, IT IS AMAZING!! I totally got sucked in to the power of the Vitamix and it took every ounce of my being to just say no. The demonstrator made smoothies, sorbet, and soup in a matter of 15 minutes…come on!!!
-I like food events that have food trucks. Obviously I was going to go to the one serving tacos because I might always be craving tacos. Mom and I really enjoyed the tacos from Barrio they were really yummy and they knocked them out of the park with their crunchy slaws and corn chips.
The moral of the story is that Food Shows are fun and you should go to them. Check out some of my shots from the show below.