This year’s 59th Summer Fancy Food Show, held in New York City, was the largest one ever, with more than 2,400 food companies and 80 countries and regions represented.

Here, some of my favorite finds…


Beet RedOnionMarmaladeBeet & Red Onion Marmalade by Wildly Delicious. This is a sweet, savory twist on pickled beets. Use it to top grilled hamburgers or sausages. $4.50 for an 8.5-ounce jar.


Peach, Pecan & Amaretto Preserves by San Saba. These delicious preserves feature whole pecans. Use to top ice cream, pancakes or biscuits. $7.95 for an 11-ounce jar.

Smoky Sherry Onion Spread by The Gracious Gourmet. Sweet yellow onions are cooked to a marmalade consistency and infused with a smoky, sherry wine flavor. Mix it with pasta or scrambled eggs, or spread it over cooked meat or poultry. $9 for an eight-ounce jar.


California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup by Traina Foods has a rich tomato flavor, with four pounds of roma tomatoes used to make each individual bottle. $4.99 for a 16-ounce bottle.

Spoonable Curry Ketchup by HerbNZest Artisan Foods is richly flavored with curry spices. It can be mixed into soups…spread over noodles…or spooned over hamburgers. $8 for a 7.3-ounce jar.


Pomegranate Chips by Simply 7. They’re crisp, tasty and gluten-free, with no preservatives or trans fats. $3.50 for a four-ounce bag. Simply7Snacks.comQuinoaChocChipCookies

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies by Goodie Girl. Quinoa is high in protein, calcium and iron and is gluten-free. These cookies are handmade and have a soft texture, with sweet bursts of high-quality Belgian chocolate chips. $24 for 16 cookies.



Bacon Rub. For a special breakfast treat, sprinkle this sweet rub, with just a kick of spice, on bacon strips as they cook. By Southern Culture Artisan Foods. $5.99 for an eight-ounce can.

Maple Bacon Gourmet Icing. Use it for more than frosting. Mix it with a little butter, and put a dab on top of a cooked steak. Or add the icing to whipped cream for a bacon-flavored topping for pancakes or waffles. $9.99 for 16 ounces.