New York International Gift Show: Aug. 13-18
The Gourmet Housewares Show: Aug. 14-18 Educational seminars, industry social events and buyer promotions are all part of the value-added activities to be presented during the summer 2011 debut of The Gourmet Housewares Show at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), to be held at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Highlights will include:
"The Fair Trade Kitchen" will be presented by The Gourmet Retailer on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. This session, which is part of the NYIGF SustainAbility program, will outline Fair Trade basics and address how retailers can benefit from buying and selling high-quality kitchen and table products with societal and cultural impact.
In celebration of The Gourmet Housewares Show's first co-location with NYIGF, GLM will host a "Manhattan Mixer" on Monday, Aug. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Javits Center. Specialty "Big Apple-tinis" and other libations will be available for purchase.
Through an exclusive "Gourmet Giveaway" buyer promotion, retailers can register to win a package of products donated by The Gourmet Housewares Show exhibitors.
Market-goers also receive free 30-day access to Zagat Ratings & Reviews online, which features 30,000+ restaurants, attractions and accommodations in New York City. Search by cuisine, location or special features such as service, décor or "best buys" at www.zagat.com/redeem, and enter promotion code "NYGIFT" by Aug. 19. As an added bonus, participants in The Gourmet Housewares Show can visit Zagat Survey (Booth #7578) for a chance to win a $99 gift card, valid at more than 45 Zagat-Rated restaurants in New York City.
Additionally, market participants can enjoy three-course, pre-fixe lunch ($24.07) and dinner ($35) menus at some of New York City's finest restaurants through NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2011. The program runs July 11-24, with many restaurants extending their offerings through The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF. For a complete list of participants, visit www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek
Since its inception in 1975, The Gourmet Housewares Show has provided a professional marketplace for the gourmet products and upscale housewares industries. This year, it will include some 150 exhibitors offering high-end resources in cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen textiles, bar and wine accessories, small electrics, specialty food, cookbooks, storage/containers and picnic/barbecue accessories.
A full seminar and event schedule is available online at www.nyigf.com
William Bounds Torrance, Calif.
800-473-0504 www.wmboundsltd.com Booth #3400 William Bounds adds twice the style and double the flavor to the table with the introduction of the new PepArt Twin Set, available in a variety of colorful styles. Designed exclusively for William Bounds by artist Robert Wilhelm, the spice mills features curves that are evocative of a wine bottle. Decorated with vibrant hand-painted color combinations, the PepArt Twin Set is the perfect pair for freshly grinding sea salt and peppercorns. Made of birch wood, each mill measures 9.75 inches tall. Four color-coordinated sets are available. SRP: $70.
Also new is the Sili Gourmet Chick Chick Jar Opener, which provides a secure grip to open jars. Featuring a chick-inspired shape in bright yellow, the silicone tool provides the user with two different options. The smaller opening provides perfect leverage for twisting off 2-liter bottle caps or other small-sized bottles, while the larger end opens jars with lids up to 4 inches in diameter. Each opening features interior grooves to grip the bottle or jar top, preventing it from slipping while opening. The product is dishwasher-safe. SRP: $5
Zoku Hoboken, N.J.
201-604-1253 www.zokuhome.com Booth #3410
"Zoku Quick Pops" by Jackie Zorovich and Kristina Sacci features recipes for the Zoku ice pop maker, from healthy creations to decadent desserts, including Carrot Cake, Apple Pie a la Mode, Chocolate Coconut Cookie Mayhem, S'mores, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Malted Milk Balls. In addition, the Techniques section will teach readers how to make marbled layers, add fruit slices, create core pops, form chocolate shells and more. Meanwhile, the Tips department offers further insight into creating treats, using Zoku's Tool Kit, and even storing frozen Quick Pops. SRP: $16.95.
516-248-1875 www.josephjoseph.com Booth #3502
The unique design of Stretch helps eliminate the need for multiple trivets, as its size easily can be adjusted to provide space for more than one pan or even an oversized casserole dish. After use, it neatly folds away for convenient storage. Made from a high-quality silicone nylon composite, Stretch is heat-resistant up to 640°F. SRP: $16
Also new is Scoot, a utensil that slices pizzas, sandwiches and pastries. Push the button, and the blade guard automatically slides open, exposing the beveled, stainless steel blade. The palm-held design is comfortable and offers control when cutting. To safely store, simply rotate the blade guard back into position until it locks. SRP: $15
Wine Doctor Las Vegas
323-788-5260 www.savethewine.com Booth #3473
Each Intelli-Stopper has three o-rings and an interior check-valve to ensure an airtight fit on any wine bottle for wine preservation. The Grip-Touch Vacuum Pump is a simple-to-operate vacuum pump that attaches to the Intelli-Stopper to remove air from the bottle. When the seal has been created, the stopper's red indicator disappears, communicating that the wine now can be saved without losing flavor or aroma. SRPs: $19.95 for the Wine Doctor; $24.95 for the Wine Doctor and Intelli-Stopper; and $39.95 for the set, including pump
Beka North America Hauppauge, N.Y.
631-501-1057 www.bekanorthamerica.com Booth #3473
Beka's Double Oval Roaster/Steamer is comprised of four different pieces, each with its own pair of ergonomically designed handles. At the bottom is an oval-shaped pan onto which the two steamer trays stack, followed by the lid, which can double as a roaster or serving piece. When all the pieces are stacked together, it creates a steamer with the capacity to handle the cooking of an entire meal at one time. For roasting, insert the included rack in the steamer/roaster's inverted lid. SRP: $249.95
Mussels and More Campbell River, BC, Canada
250-286-9924 www.musselsandmore.com Booth #3049
Mussels and More ocean-themed, porcelain dinnerware and serving pieces capture the essence of the sea with realistic shapes that are oven-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Several styles are available, including the Midnight Blue dinnerware, accompanied by the large and small mussel shell bowls. SRP: $44-$285
Peking Handicraft Inc.
Professional Marketing San Francisco
616-949-9104 www.professionalmarketingonline.com Booth #7331
Peking Handicraft Inc. is adding several new textiles to its line, including the Monica Full Apron in Green and Pink, which measures 20 x 36 inches. SRP: $25. Also new is the colorful, 100-percent cotton Penguin Crowd Towel, which measures 18 by 26 inches and is sold in sets of two. SRP: $15. In addition, the 12 Days of Christmas Apron, designed by Rosanna Inc., is made from 100 percent cotton and measures 26 by 34 inches. SRP $20
Four Seasons Design Group Bellmore, N.Y.
800-295-6784 www.fourseasonsdesigngroup.com Booth #9300
Four Season Design Group is introducing several new lines, including Table Art – Jane's Garden from Michael Michaud, designer of the Silver Seasons jewelry collection, who combines his love of nature and knowledge of precious metal casting and model making to create wonderful giftware and tabletop items. The Table Art collection includes napkin rings, candleholders, desk accessories, frames and serving utensils. Orange Blossom Napkins Rings, sold in a boxed set of four, were created in collaboration with artist/actress Jane Seymour from orange blossom plants in her garden. They are cast in pewter with gold plating and freshwater pearls. SRP: $99-$120
Englewood Marketing Group Green Bay, Wis.
920-337-9800 www.mycafe.com Booth #3544
Bunn-O-Matic Corp. is introducing My Café for Home – a single-serve coffee brewer with several features, including a "jet-action sprayhead" for rich, flavorful coffee in under a minute. It also has a pulse brew option to extract bolder taste from coffee or for use in brewing tea. My Café works with hundreds of compostable coffee and tea pods. The unit features a stainless-steel internal tank and accents, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty. SRP: $99.99-$139.99
The French Farm Houston
713-660-0577 www.thefrenchfarm.com Booth #3423
In the Breton language of northern France, Traou Mad means "good things." Made with fresh flour, eggs and sugar, and without added preservatives or chemicals, Traou Mad cookies are packaged in vintage tins decorated with paintings of Breton village life by Gauguin, making them the perfect gift. SRP: $17
Recipe Relish LLC Dallas
214-760-1724 www.reciperelish.com Booth #3469
Recipe Nest is a patented recipe storage system that holds all formats of recipes, including full pages printed off the Internet or torn out of magazines, newspaper clippings and cards. There's no need to punch holes or use sheet protectors. Approximately 200 recipes are held in the interior compartment and can be displayed using the clip on the front cover and the collapsible easel on the back. It comes with coordinating tabbed dividers and assorted labels for organizing. SRP: $28.95
Wine Soirée Clifton, N.J.
888-576-4733 www.winesoiree.com Booth #3673
Soirée L/S is a convenient way to decant wine, which results in an enhanced, smoother, more balanced wine. Soirée is made of hand-blown glass. Intended to reach a highly mobile and gourmet audience, Soirée L/S is presented in a travel case, designed for the wine lover on-the-go. It measures 3.5 by 4.5 by 5.5 inches. SRP: $45-$50
Gourmac Canaan, Conn.
800-243-7700 x 241 www.hutzlerco.com
The new patent-pending Egg Scrambler from the Gourmac division of Hutzler Mfg. Co. Inc. offers a fast and easy way to beat an egg. The small, self-contained egg look-alike beats up to three eggs at once. Just crack the egg, pour it into the Egg Scrambler, add the agitator ball, and shake for a few seconds. Then pour the beaten egg into a frying pan or use for baking. The Egg Scrambler also features an egg-cracking edge and a removable egg separator. Made of BPA-free plastic, it is dishwasher-safe. It is available in a counter display containing 12 pieces of assorted white and brown Egg Scramblers. The product will be available July 1. SRP: $6