Tunisia has been signed on as Partner Country for the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.
The show is the la rgest marketplace for specialty food in North America. It takes place June 26 – 28, 2016, at Javits Center.
Tunisia has a rich culinary history flavored with Arab, Greek, French, Turkish and Spanish influences, but its food is not as widely known in the U.S. as that of other Mediterranean and North African countries. That may start to change.
At the show, more than 38 Tunisian companies will present a wide range of products including olive oil, pasta, dates, biscuits, confections, spicy harissa, candies, jam, tuna and organic products in a special pavilion at the international trade event. There will be chef demonstrations and tastings each day.
“Tunisian food has a place on America’s table today with strong demand for healthy, flavorful foods,” say Chris Nemchek, senior vice president of the Specialty Food Association, owner and producer of the Summer Fancy Food Show. “The show will provide a forum for Tunisian food companies to reach important new markets.”
The pavilion is sponsored by the Tunisian Export Promotion Center (CEPEX) and Tunisian Olive Oil (PACKTEC). Food processing is Tunisia’s third largest manufacturing sector.
Tunisia first exhibited at the Summer Fancy Food Show in 2002. This year’s presence is its largest yet. “As partner country, Tunisia has an opportunity to promote its image and Tunisian products in the U.S. market,” says Sami Hassene, deputy director, CEPEX.