Bob Blumer, the Surreal Gourmet Headlines Fraser Valley Food Show Stage

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Bob Blumer Headlines the Celebrity Cooking Stage at the Fraser Valley Food Show     

Gastronaut, culinary artist and seven-time Guinness World Record holder, Bob Blumer is the creator and host of the television series, Surreal Gourmet and Glutton for Punishment and host of the World’s Weirdest Restaurants. His show airs in over twenty countries world-wide.

Blumer transforms ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and whimsical presentations that have become his culinary trademark. He is the author of five acclaimed cookbooks and is co-author of the best selling Pizza on the Grill. Publishers Weekly summed up his most recent book Glutton for Pleasure as: “Equal parts memoir, lavish book art, multi-genre soundtrack and culinary de tour force.”

Bob is an ambassador for Second Harvest in Toronto, and helps raise funds for several other noble causes. He also makes personal appearances and presents his signature surreal meals around the globe. In 2013 he returned to his artistic roots, creating a show of 25 surreal wine glasses and decanters he exhibited in Napa, CA, and designing a Surreal Gourmet Suite for Toronto’s legendary Gladstone Hotel.  When he is not travelling for work or pleasure – which is most of the time – the transplanted Canadian cycles daily in the canyons near his home in Hollywood Hills, doing his best to stay in shape for his next big adventure.

Watch Bob create his famous Gluten-Free grilled pizza right on stage; and talk about other recipes from his latest top selling cookbook: Pizza on the Grill.

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The Fraser Valley Food + Gluten-Free Living Show 2016 dates and hours:
Friday, April 1 - Noon-9pm
Saturday, April 2 - 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 3 - 11am-5pm

The Fraser Valley Food Show showcases the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC (1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5). Experience both local and international cuisine, celebrity chef demonstrations, sausage-making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants, the Grapes and Hops Presentation Stage, and the Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion, the Gluten-Free Living Show, the Edible Garden and Spring Craft Market areas.

Bob Blumer, Food Network’s Surreal Gourmet and host of The World’s Weirdest Restaurants is this years headliner celebrity chef on the Celebrity Cooking Stage.

For more information, visit fraservalleyfoodshow.com.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show
heather@executiveevents.ca
604.372.4772

Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheFraserValleyFoodShow

Twitter: @FVFoodShow

YouTube: YouTube.com/FraserValleyFoodShow

 

4th Great Canadian Sausage Competition Returns to 8th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show

The 4th Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Fraser Valley Food Show at Tradex in Abbotsford and will include 115 entries in 19 sausage categories, from 16 competitors across Canada.

This year’s competitors are:

ALTMAERKER GERMAN SAUSAGE HOUSE & DELI – Stephan Till
BEAST AND BRINE LOCAL PROVISIONS – Peter Grulms
BLACK FOREST MEATS & SAUSAGE LTD – Daniel Hauthal
BLACK FOREST MEATS & SAUSAGE LTD – Anita Pichlmeier
COUNTRY PRIME MEATS LTD – Peter Springmann
DRESSED TO GRILL BUTCHER SHOP – Jordan Brooks
EURO WEENIE – Chris Baecker
FOUR QUARTERS MEATS – Geoff Pinch
GELDERMAN FARMS LTD – Jerry Gelderman
KONIG MEAT AND SAUSAGE COMPANY – Michael Hecken
PENGUIN MEAT SUPPLY LTD – Andrew Milicevic
ROBBIE’S GOURMET SAUSAGE COMPANY – Robert Bornais
SEDO’S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER + DELI – Viktor Kozak
SPOLUMBO’S GLUTEN-FREE SAUSAGES – Renee Garnett
STAPLETON SAUSAGE CO. – Lorne Stapleton
WILKYZ GRILL – Chris & Maria Wilkinson

Last year’s winners:

Anita Pichlmeier of Black Forest Meats in North Vancouver, B.C. was the Overall Champion and won a $500 cash prize for the highest score in the four sausage categories she entered in. Black Forest Meats also won the coveted People’s Choice Award for their liver pate, and first place in the Breakfast and Dry Cured categories.

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Andreas Drexler, Jurgen Burkhardt, Anita Pichlmeier, Johannes Perschl, Steffen Erb

Second place overall went to Jurgen Burkhardt of Black Forest Meats, and Third place overall went to Robert Bornais of Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. of Windsor, Ontario. The People’s Choice Award runner-up was Dressed to Grill Gourmet Meat & Poultry of Mission, B.C.

Other first place category winners were Altmaerker German Sausage House & Deli (Frankfurter, Schinkenspec, Liver/Pate), Sedo’s Old Fashioned Butcher Shop & Deli (Smokie, Ukrainian, Pepperoni, German Salami), Gelderman Farms (Farmer, Bratwurst, Italian), Konig Meat & Sausage (Cooked Salami, South African Boerwurst), Wilkyz Grill (Mexican Chorizo), Dressed to Grill (English Banger), Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. (Lamb Mergez, Capicollo), and Four Quarters Meats (Italian Salami).

Full results and more information are posted on the competition page.

Photo credit Mijune Pak of FollowMeFoodie.com

Photo credit Mijune Pak of FollowMeFoodie.com

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show
heather@executiveevents.ca
604.372.4772

Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheFraserValleyFoodShow

Twitter: @FVFoodShow

YouTube: YouTube.com/FraserValleyFoodShow

Gluten-Free Living Show Offers Alternatives for All

For Immediate Release

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – The 8th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on April 1, 2 & 3, 2016 presents the 3rd Gluten-Free Living Show. Over half the floor space at the show is devoted to Gluten-Free food products and will be sampled and sold by the manufacturers and producers themselves so visitors can get first hand information on the wide range of food products.

On the Celebrity Cooking Stage Food Network’s celebrated Surreal Gourmet, Bob Blumer will demonstrate his famous gluten-free grilled pizza and other gluten free recipes from his bestselling book: Pizza on the Grill.   Also on stage, Dr. Theresa Nicassio, the Inclusive Chef and author of YUM, plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet, will present 3 great demos that will knock your socks off. These are not only delicious treats, but are ones that most people can freely enjoy. All are easy enough for a 12-year-old to make and all recipes have been especially selected with allergy-friendly ingredients.

According to the Canadian Celiac Association, “it is estimated that 1 in 133 persons in Canada are affected by celiac disease, a genetic condition which is a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in various wheat, rye, & barley.” Individuals with celiac disease, DH (the celiac disease of skin) and gluten sensitivity must adhere to a strict gluten free diet. Holidays are always challenging for both the celiac and the host of the event but many of the regular menu items can be adapted to gluten free, just by substituting gluten free ingredients. Remember there are many good gluten free companies that can make your event less stressful and more enjoyable. The CCA will be at this year’s show to answer questions from the public.

 

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Kealy’s award-winning Diamond Vodka is certified gluten-free and won Platinum and Gold medals at the Las Vegas International Spirits Competition in Kealy’s first year of business. Visit them to ask about how you can make your cocktails gluten-free.

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Other manufacturers and food producers offering gluten-free products and services include the Canadian Celiac Association, Checkers Premium Fudge, Country Prime Meats, Fire Belly Sauce Company,  Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery , S&B Gluten Free,  Steam Whistle Brewing, Wineland DressingsWise Bites, and many, many more.  See full list at: http://www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com/area/gluten-free-living/ . Over half of the show floor will be taken over by Gluten-Free Living Show vendors.

More than 15,000 visitors are expected to attend the show over the three-day weekend at the Tradex Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6H5. Tickets are $8 for adults online.

For more information and tickets please visit www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show
heather@executiveevents.ca
604.372.4772

Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheFraserValleyFoodShow

Twitter: @FVFoodShow

YouTube: YouTube.com/FraserValleyFoodShow

 

Butchers and Sausage Makers Reign at 8th Fraser Valley Food Show

BC Pork and Passion for Pork present new Butchers Showcase Stage

For Immediate Release

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – A new feature at the 8th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on April 1-3, 2016 is the Butcher’s Showcase Stage, presented by BC Pork and Passion for Pork. Butchers and chefs from all over B.C. will demonstrate the art of meat cutting, sausage making, knife skills, and more. Presentations will take place throughout the weekend.

Pork comes in a variety of products and cuts, and for each one there are versatile ways to enjoy them. The individuals and businesses presenting alongside BC Pork on the Butcher’s Showcase Stage will help attendees in creating memorable meals with their meat. There are five farm families that produce BC specialty pork close to home who have abided by Canada’s Code of Practice for over 20 years. Consumers can find the BC Pork logo and ask their butcher to offer these products. For more information on family farms and BC Pork products, visit bcpork.ca.

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Miso Glazed Pork Belly is one of the dishes that will be showcased on the Butchers Showcase Stage. (Photo credit: Geraldine Auston)

The crowd-pleasing Sausage & Beer Tasting will take place on Saturday,April 2nd at 11:00am, where foodies can wash down sausage samples with a glass of Erdinger or Mongozo Premium Pilsner for 4 tasting tickets or $2 cash. Visitor votes will determine the People’s Choice Award in the Sausage Making Competition.

Related exhibitors include Country Prime Meats, Gelderman Farms,  Sedo’s Old Fashioned Butcher & Deli, and SPOLUMBO’s Fine Foods & Deli. Stuffers Supply Company is the Prize and Awards Sponsor for the third year.

More than 15,000 visitors are expected to attend the show over the three-day weekend at the Tradex Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6H5. Tickets are $8 for adults online.

For more information and tickets please visit fraservalleyfoodshow.com.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show
heather@executiveevents.ca
604.372.4772

Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheFraserValleyFoodShow

Twitter: @FVFoodShow

YouTube: YouTube.com/FraserValleyFoodShow