Winter shows across the country forecast hot items.
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, AmericasMart, Atlanta, Jan. 7-14. Temporaries Jan. 9-13, www.americasmart.com
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market is in the advantageous position of being one of the first trade shows of the year.
"We've become a major player in the housewares industry," says Kristi Forbes, vice president of leasing and sales at AmericasMart. "What makes us so strong - we have so many other product categories here - home accents, garden, gift, holiday, tabletop and the temporaries," which feature gourmet and specialty food companies.
The weeklong show kicks off Jan. 7 and also features hundreds of companies in the temporaries, which are open Jan. 9-13. The show attracts a large number of independent retailers, as well as buyers from all 50 states and abroad. Buyers and vendors are taking notice. "The true-blue housewares companies are seeing Atlanta as a major player. If you're in housewares, you cannot be in Atlanta," says Forbes.
For retailers, the market offers a wide range of seminars, which are listed online on the market's enhanced website. A new addition is free WiFi across the seven million square-foot campus. For more information, visit www.americasmart.com/home/jan-2014
Winter Fancy Food Show
Winter Fancy Food Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Jan. 19-21, www.fancyfoodshows.com
The Winter Fancy Food Show is on track to be one for the record books. The show was reaching sold-out status two months ahead of last year's record-setting event, according to the Specialty Food Association, the show's owner and producer.
More than 1,300 food artisans and entrepreneurs from across the United States and 35 countries and regions will present their latest specialty foods to 18,000 buyers at the Moscone Center. The trade-only event will feature more than 100 first-time exhibitors. The New Brands on the Shelf section will showcase more than 30 emerging food entrepreneurs.
Show highlights include the Specialty Food Association's second annual Leadership Awards, honoring influential and innovative entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the specialty food industry does business. The education program begins with the Super Retailer Summit, a one-day workshop on Friday, Jan. 17, covering such topics as food safety, marketing, technology and local sourcing. Among the featured speakers at the summit, held at the Golden Gate Club, will be Emilio Mignucci of DiBruno Bros., Juliana Uruburu of The Pasta Shop, Richard Tarlov of Canyon Market and Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market.
Before the show opens on Sunday, Jan. 19, James Dion will lead an educational session on The New Rules of Customer Engagement from 8 to 9 a.m. in room 306 ($39 SFA member, $89 non-members). Attendees will learn what motivates consumers to buy today and what will motivate them in the future and how to deploy strategies and tactics that best match those motivations and expectations.
This is just part of a robust lineup of seminars tailored to the specialty food industry. More information is available at www.fancyfoodshows.com
Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market
Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Jan. 15-21, www.dallasmarketcenter.com
Housewares and gourmet - everything from cookware to gadgets, textiles to packaged foods, tabletop to sauces and seasonings - are the fastest-growing categories at the bi-annual Total Housewares & Gourmet Markets. More than 1,500 product lines are displayed inside permanent showrooms, temporary booths and Gourmet Market.
Table & Housewares Temps celebrates its first January Market in the expanded temporaries area in World Trade Center, on the first floor next to the Gourmet Market, offering housewares, kitchenware, tabletop, functional gifts and more.
Dallas Market Center is booking well-known chefs to lead demonstrations on The Culinary Stage during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, which is also held June 18-24. Chris Hanmer, winner of Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts", will present a cooking demonstration on Jan. 18 at noon. In 2006, Hamner, who World Pastry Team Championship, worked as the executive pastry chef for the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, before opening The School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas in 2010.
Alex Hitz, chef, cookbook author and founder of the luxury gourmet food product line The Beverly Hills Kitchen, will present a cooking demonstration on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. on The Culinary Stage. Hitz, who wrote the cookbook, "My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist," is expanding his line to include cookware, small appliances and tabletop.
Hanmer's and Hitz's appearances are the centerpiece of a full schedule of demonstrations and events on The Culinary Stage. A Dallas Market Mobile App is available. For more information, visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com
NY Now, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94, New York, Feb. 1-6, www.nynow.com
NY Now, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF) makes its winter debut Feb. 1-6 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94.
More than 2,000 companies will exhibit at the show, including hundreds of first-time exhibitors in all four collections: Home, Lifestyle, Handmade and New! More than 250 newcomers will be exhibiting at Pier 94 within the New! Collection. Overall, the show will feature 100,000 products across 400 product categories. A detailed list of confirmed exhibitors, along with events and other information, is available online at www.nynow.com
Wine Preserver Vacuum Set
Harold Import Co.'s Wine Preserver Vacuum Wine Pump Set includes one stainless steel vacuum pump and two deluxe reusable stoppers.
The Wine Preserver Vacuum keeps opened bottles of wine fresher longer. It pumps oxygen out of the bottle and seals in freshness and flavor. The wine stoppers' unique, triple-ridge design along the stem connects with the bottle in multiple locations, creating an airtight and liquid-tight seal so tight that bottles can be stored on their sides with no leaks. The stoppers maintains their seal for one month. With the pull-tab stopper it's a easy to pour a glass of wine. Simply lift the easy-pull tab on the stopper to release the seal, pour the wine and reseal. The Wine Preserver Vacuum Set is durable and comes gift boxed. Hand wash. Available in January. SRP: $14.99.
Made by HIC, Harold Import Co., Lakewood, N.J., 800-526-2163, www.haroldimport.com, Atlanta Gift 2-895B
Capresso EC PRO
The commercial-grade Capresso EC PRO Professional Espresso and Cappuccino Machine brews cafe-quality espresso and cappuccino at home. With its advanced pump boiler system and two filter choices, the EC PRO works for all skill levels. The boiler system keeps 6 ounces of water at the ideal brewing temperature and ensures consistent temperature and faster milk steaming. The stainless-steel, heavy-duty EC PRO features a 42-ounce removable water container, easy-to-read indicator lights, a coffee scoop/tamper, a high-pressure commercial-style power frother, a stainless-steel cup-warming tray and a removable drip tray. SRP: $249.99.
Jura Capresso, Closter, N.J., 201-767-3999, www.capresso.com, Atlanta Gift 2-869B
Covered Stir-fry Pan
Woll's Diamond Plus Induction series has added another model, a 10 1/4-inch covered non-stick stir-fry/chef pan. The new wok is perfect for any type of Pacific- rim and Asian cooking and the 10 1/4" (26 cm) size is very versatile for all cooking jobs in the kitchen. The pan has an 8 mm stainless steel base for uniform heat distribution and easy cleaning. All Diamond Plus Induction cookware is oven safe to 500 degrees, metal utensil- and dishwasher-safe, and PFOA free. Diamond Plus Induction carries a limited lifetime warranty and is made in Germany. The pan comes with a bonus European-made spatula. SRP: $199.99.
Woll Cookware USA, Parsippany, N.J., 800-969-2518, woll-cookware.com, Atlanta Gift (The Connection) 2-881
Kyocera Ultimate Ceramic Chef Set
Kyocera introduces a 3-piece ceramic knife set featuring the most popular knife sizes: a 6-inch chef's knife for cutting fruits, vegetables, boneless meats and fish; a 5-inch micro-serrated knife with a serrated edge for effortlessly gliding through tomatoes, peaches, nectarines and bread; and a 3-inch paring knife for trimming, peeling, mincing and creating garnishes. The white ceramic blades are also pure and chemically inert, and the blade will never rust or stain, because ceramic is impervious to acids, oils and salts. Perfect for everyday use, this ceramic knife set is easy to clean. Kyocera offers a lifetime warranty and lifetime sharpening on its cutlery. SRP: $99.95.
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp., Costa Mesa, Calif., 800-537-0294, www.kyoceraadvancedceramics.com, Atlanta Gift (Kasperzak & Associates) 2-876
Ribbon Placemats and Runners
Knitted on old ribbon machines, Chiewich's Ribbon placemats and runners are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Colors include chocolate/white, black/white, green/white and lemon/white. Made in the USA and available January 2014. Minimum order, $750 for tabletop. SRP: $38 each for placemats, $140 each for table runners.
Chilewich, New York, N.Y., 212-679-9204, www.chilewich.com, Atlanta Gift (Aesthetic Movement) 1-10-D-16, NY NOW Booth 3704
Scribble Linens are reversible chalkboard table linens available as placemats, slip-on coasters, table runners and table toppers. Write on the chalk cloth side, or flip them over and use the bright print fabric side. The top is vinyl, the reverse is 100 percent cotton. Placemats measure 12x17 inches, table runners 14x72 inches, slip-on coasters 4.25 inches in diameter, table toppers 50 inches square. Products are shipped in poly-bags with a care card and chalk, all tied with a bow. Made in the U.S. Minimum order, $200. SRP: Placemats, $15; Table Runner, $40; Slip-on Coaster, $12.50; Table Toppers, $70.
JAK Love, LLC, Plano, Texas, 214-679-6237, www.scribblelinens.com, Atlanta Gift 2-3-129, Dallas Market (Source One Marketing) 1949
4-in-1 Wine Tool
The unique design of DKB's 4-in-1 Wine Tool combines four different functions: foil cutter, corkscrew, vacuum pump and two rubber bottle stoppers. The tool makes opening wine fast and easy, and the vacuum pump helps preserve your wine longer. The freestanding storage base makes it easy to store when not in use. Available in January 2014. Minimum order is six. SRP: $29.99.
DKB Household USA, Irvine, Calif., 949-699-1788, www.dkbrands.com, Atlanta Gift (Synergy Associates) 2-8-837
Circle of Dreams Coaster Set
Calamarie's La Tabla Narania Collection was inspired by the beauty of orange-peel spirals. The Circle of Dreams Coaster Set features painted orange-peel spirals covered with durable resin, handmade in Colombia by women artisans. Colors include assorted or single color in pink, yellow, orange, aquamarine, turquoise, natural, lime and coral. The coasters are 3.5-inches in diameter and come in a set of four. Available in January 2014. Minimum order, $250. SRP: $78.
Calamarie, Miami Fla., 305-677-9691, www.calamarie.com, Atlanta Gift 1103, NY Now Booth 237
Favorit Herbal Iced Tea
Favorit Herbal Iced Tea is all-natural and freshly brewed, using only real tea leaves, sugar, Swiss water and real fruit juice. Available in four flavors: Peach, Lemon, Swiss Alpine Herbs, and Ceylon Green Tea. This Swiss import has no additives, flavoring, coloring or preservatives. The 33.8-fluid ounce containers feature screw caps and are made from Combifit cardboard, which provides protection from sunlight and oxygen. Swiss Favorit Herbal Iced Tea is produced by Bischofszell Food Ltd. Available now. Minimum order, $300. SRP: $3.99.
Carl Brandt Inc., Fairfield, Conn., 203-256-8133, www.carlbrandt.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 631
BelGioioso Asiago Fresco
BelGioioso Cheese expanded its family of Italian specialty cheeses with Asiago Fresco, a soft, mild table cheese. Made with fresh Wisconsin cow's milk, the cheese is carefully aged for 60 days, creating a creamy texture and delicate, smooth flavor. Serve with charcuterie and olives for a delicious antipasto. Cube into salads, slice into panini or enjoy as a snack with fresh fruit. Available in 8-ounce retail cuts, 1.5-pound cuts, 24-pound wheels.
BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Green Bay, Wis., 920-863-2123, www.belgioioso.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 4123
Chukar Cherry Sauces
Chukar Cherry Sauces are available as sweet and savory dessert sauces, condiments, preserves and pie fillings. Flavors include Cherry Chipotle Sauce, Peach Cherry Salsa, Cherry Pepper Jelly, Vanilla Peach Dessert Sauce, Cherries Jubilee Dessert Sauce, Chocolate Cherry Dessert Sauce, Raspberry Cherry Dessert Sauce, Sour Cherry Preserves, Sweet Cherry Preserves, Sour Cherry Pie Filling, and Sweet Cherry Pie Filling. Available now. Minimum order, 12 units/case, $150. SRP: $14.95 for pie fillings, $9.75 for all other sauces.
Chukar Cherries, Prosser, Wash., 509-786-2055, www.chukar.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 732
New from Dancing Deer Baking Co. is a line of Thin & Crispy Cookies that are certified by the Non-GMO Project. The all-natural cookies are baked from scratch, kosher certified and available in five flavors: Chocolate Chip with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Macadamia, Chocolate Almond Toffee, Ginger Spice with Crystallized Ginger, and Lemon Burst. Packaged in 6-ounce, stackable tamper-proof tubs for easy merchandising. These Non-GMO-Verified cookies have a 6-month frozen and 45-day post-thaw shelf-life. SRP: $5.99-$6.99.
Dancing Deer Baking Co., Boston, Mass., 888-699-3337, www.dancingdeer.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 472
Ewe Calf to be Kidding Blue
Ewe Calf to be Kidding Blue from Hook's Cheese is a playful take on blue. As its name suggests, the cheese is made with a combination of sheep, cow and goat's milk. The result is a big, bright flavor that plays back and forth among the different milks and finishes strong. The cheese has already won a well-respected award - a second-place ribbon at the 2013 American Cheese Society Judging & Competition in the Rindless Blue Vein Sheep's Milk or Mixed Milk category. Available in 6-pound wheels.
Hook's Cheese, Mineral Point, Wis., 608-987-3259, www.hookscheese.com, Fancy Food Show Booth (WMMB) 4911
Frigo Cheese Heads
Saputo Cheese USA Inc. introduces two new varieties of Frigo Cheese Heads Premium Snacking Cheese Sticks. Aged Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar and Wisconsin Colby Jack cheese sticks are made with natural, freshly cut cheese and individually wrapped for convenience. The cheese sticks make a great snack on their own or with fruits and vegetables. Chipotle Cheddar, Garlic & Herb White Cheddar, and Pepper Jack String Cheeses are part of the line. All are available in 8.3-ounce 10-packs.
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., 800-824-3373, www.frigocheeseheads.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 4005
LaClare Farms introduces Martone, a fresh, surface-ripened cheese made with a combination of cow's and goat's milk. Available plain and with an ash coating, the cheese has a clean flavor and pleasing tang with buttery characteristics. This is LaClare Farms' second mixed-milk creation, following the popular Ziege Zacke Blue collaboration with Roelli Cheese Haus. Available in 3-ounce wheels.
La Clare Farms, Pipe, Wis., 920-670-0051, www.laclarefarm.com, Fancy Food Show Booth (WMMB) 4911
San Franola Granola introduces five varieties of single-serve granola.
The granola is made with almonds, oats, cinnamon and molasses using a proprietary roasting technique that gives0x20a robust flavor and delicious clusters. Available in 1.55-ounce boxes, San Franola Granola varieties include: Lemon Zest; Toasted Chia, which is made with toasted Australian chia seeds; Cinnamon Almond; California Raisin, which features California raisins combined with the Cinnamon Almond granola; and Ginger Snap. Minimum order: 1 case, which includes four 12-packs of single-serve granola. SRP: $1.99.
San Franola Inc., San Francisco, Calif., 415-506-9582, www.sanfranolaco.com, Fancy Food show Booth 1781
Triple Chocolate Rice Pudding
The French Farm's new dessert kit, Triple Chocolate Rice Pudding, makes dessert easy: Just add hot milk and cook for about an hour. Available now in 6.4-ounce packages, six units per case. SRP: $14.50.
The French Farm, Houston, Texas, 713-660-0577, www.frenchfarm.com, Dallas Market 180-A40, Fancy Food Show Booth 976
Odyssey Greek Yogurt
Klondike Cheese Co. has launched Odyssey Greek Yogurt, a unique and authentic recipe developed especially for the American market. The thick, rich and creamy product has twice the protein of traditional yogurt. It comes in fat-free, low-fat and full-fat plain varieties. The fat-free is also available in vanilla, peach, strawberry, blueberry, black cherry and raspberry and contains less sugar than many leading brands. Available in 5.3-ounce cups.
Klondike Cheese, Monroe, Wis., 608-325-3021, www.klondikecheese.com, Fancy Food Show Booth (WMMB) 4911
Torie & Howard Shipper
Torie & Howard offers a new stand-alone shipper for its organic, kosher and non-GMO hard candy. The shipper holds 64 tins and provides an appealing off-shelf promotional display for the 2-ounce tins. It stands 4 feet high, with a footprint of 15.5 inches square, and contains eight display units. Each order includes two sleeves each of Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey, Italian Tarocco Blood Orange, and Wildflower Honey; three sleeves of California Pomegranate and Sweet Freestone Nectarine; and one sleeve of D'Anjou Pear and Ceylon Cinnamon. The candy is USDA organic, kosher-certified and soy- and gluten-free. Available in January 2014. SRP: $3.99-$4.99 for 2-ounce tins.
Torie & Howard, New Milford, Conn., 888-826-9554, www.torieandhoward.com,
Fancy Food Show Booth 2732
La Piana Sundried Tomato Pesto
The Italian Foods Corp. introduces a new sundried tomato pesto from Italy's Umbria region. This red pesto contains cashews, garlic, Grana Padano cheese and a little chile pepper to give it a twist on the original pesto recipe. Pair with pasta, use as a gourmet pizza sauce or a bruschetta topping, or use on sandwiches, in soups or with chicken and fish. Available in 6.3-ounce jars. SRP: $6.19.
Italian Foods Corp., Raleigh, N.C., 888-516-7262, www.italianfoods.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 3718
Salted Almond and Total Toffee Truffle Bars
Seattle Chocolates has added two flavors to its all-natural and certified-kosher truffle bar line. Total Toffee is a milk-chocolate bar with chunks of buttery toffee and a dash of sea salt. Salted Almond combines roasted almond pieces and coarse sea salt in a dark-chocolate bar. The 2.5-ounce bars come in brightly designed wrappers and ship in 12-count cases. Minimum order, $150. SRP: $3.50.
Seattle Chocolates, Seattle, Wash., 800-334-3600, www.seattlechocolates.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 985
Volpi Cheese Salami
Volpi reintroduces its Cheese Salami products with a new look. Available in Parmesan and Aged Asiago, the salamis are handmade with Wisconsin Cheese and all-natural meat and then dry cured. The 6-ounce Volpi Cheese Salami is vacuum-sealed and packaged in printed muslin bags. The new shelf-stable packaging makes for an attractive, eye-catching product that can be placed anywhere in the store. Available in 6-ounce packages.
Volpi Foods., St. Louis, Mo., 800-288-3439 or 314-772-8550, www.volpifoods.com, Fancy Food Show Booth 261
Spicy Bloody Mary Mixes
Powell & Mahoney introduces two spicy flavors to its cocktail-mix line. Sriracha Bloody Mary and Chipotle Bloody Mary join the Original Bloody Mary mix, and all three are made in small batches. The new Sriracha and Chipotle flavors are made with hand-selected pepper varieties to create a balanced heat profile and bold taste. All three mixes are gluten-free, vegan and contain half the sodium of other leading Bloody Mary mixes. SRP: $6.99-$7.99.
Powell & Mahoney, Ltd., Salem, Mass., 978-745-4332, www.powellandmahoney.com,
Fancy Food Show Booth 2608
Greek Yogurt Dip Mix
Terrapin Ridge Farms offers new dip mixes designed to be made with Greek yogurt. The new recipe calls for mixing the dry dip mix with a half-cup of sour cream and a half-cup of nonfat Greek yogurt instead of mayo. This reduces the fat per serving by 80 percent and the calories by 68 percent. Flavors include Fiesta, Asiago Cheese and Spinach, and Parmesan Peppercorn. Each 8-ounce package makes two large bowls of dip. SRP: $4.
Terrapin Ridge Farms LLC, Clearwater, Fla., 727-442-3663, www.terrapinridge.com,
Fancy Food Show Booth 1757
New Silly Bottlez are made from silicone that's BPA-free and meets all FDA requirements. Dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe. The bottles come in two sizes, 16 and 20 ounces, and 20 colors. Minimum order, $150. SRP: $11.99-$14.99.
Zee's Creations Inc., Orlando, Fla., 800-288-0029, www.sillybottlez.com, Dallas Market 180-A24
The ChillAerator chills and aerates wine while you pour - no more decanting time or ice buckets. Pour a chilled glass of wine immediately without making a mess. Available in six different colors - Mint, Bubblegum, Cherry, Sky, Grape and Frost. Minimum order is 12 units, $150. SRP: $24.99.
Zee's Creations Inc., Orlando, Fla., 800-288-0029, www.chillaerator.com, Dallas Market 180-A24
Chef Pro Green
Chef Pro introduces Chef Pro Green, kitchen tools made from bamboo and acacia wood. The ergonomically designed tools include a bamboo solid spoon, slotted spoon, solid scraping spoon, slotted turner, pasta server, upright ladle and tool holder. The acacia tools include a rolling pin and cutting boards. All tools have red handles with a slot on each handle, letting cooks rest the tool on the rim of the pan while cooking. No minimum order. Available January 2014. SRP: $7.99-$29.99.
Chef Pro, New Brunswick, N.J., 855-243-3776, www.chefprousa.com, Dallas Market WTC 180-H34
Curvo Wine Rack
The Curvo Wine Rack is made of Nambe Alloy and Wood and measures 8x5x17.25 inches. Minimum order, $750. SRP: $150.
Nambe, Santa Fe, N.M., 800-443-0339, www.nambe.com, Dallas Market (FJ Whalen & Co.) 2602
Salvy Sousa Bloody Bull Bloody Mary Mix
Salvy Sousa Bloody Bull Bloody Mary Mix is all-natural with full-bodied, bold flavors. Just add vodka and your choice of garnishes for the perfect Bloody Mary. Now available in a 25-fluid ounce bottle. Minimum order, 1 case of 12 units. SRP: $144 per case, $12 per unit. Hankerings LLC, Arkansas City,
Kansas, 620-442-2700, www.salvysousa.com, Atlanta Gift 2-2-503, Dallas Market WTC 180-D06
Fagor Cayenne Set
The stainless-steel pressure cookers are designed with two pressure settings, high and low; an automatic self-locking mechanism, automatic pressure release and a max-line indicator that alerts you of filling the pressure cooker past its capacity. The Cayenne comes in a 6-quart and 8-quart pot, in addition to a 5-piece set that includes an 8-quart and 4-quart pot, a pressure cooker lid and a glass lid that fit both pots, a pasta/steamer basket and a recipe book with more than 50 recipes. The line is made entirely in Spain. SRP: $199.
Fagor America, Inc., Lyndhurst, N.J., 201-804-3900, www.fagoramerica.com, Atlanta Gift (The Connection) 2-8-881, Dallas Market (Martin & Associates) 2501
Le Cordon Bleu Ceramic Ovenware
The Le Cordon Bleu ceramic ovenware from Swissmar is all made in France under the guidance of the authorities at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. All freezer-, oven-, dishwasher-and microwave-safe, the ovenware line is made from hand-pressed ceramic to provide even heat distribution. The collection features two lines, Charmant and Tendance, in0x20four traditional colors: Cordon Blue, Blanc, Rouge and Jaune. Sizes range from 0.85 quart to 5 quarts. SRP: $30-$75.
Swissmar, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 877-947-7627, www.swissmar.com, Atlanta Gift (Ben Tally & Associates) 2-8-8109
The Wizard of Oz Anniversary Collection
Tervis, makers of insulated drinkware, is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on The Wizard of Oz Anniversary Collection, commemorating 75 years in film. Featuring Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Toto, the collection is launching with four designs, including Ruby Slipper and "We're not in Kansas anymore." Tervis drinkware keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold and is available in a variety of sizes. Made in USA.
Tervis, North Venice, Fla., 866-392-1964, www.tervis.com, Atlanta Gift 2-840, Dallas Market TM 1034
LeKue Spanish Omelette Maker
Create frittatas in 10 minutes in your microwave with LeKue's Spanish Omelette Maker. This 100 percent platinum-silicone dish also works in traditional ovens. SRP: $20.
LeKue, 302-326-4805, www.lekueusa.com, Dallas Market (Whalen & Co.) TM 2602
Texas GunPowder Ghost Chile
Now available from SuckleBusters is Texas GunPowder Ghost Chile. It's 100 percent pure Ghost Pepper powder from the Bhut Jolokia (or Ghost Chile), the hottest pepper in the world. Use this powder sparingly in place of black pepper - it is 200 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper. Texas Gunpowder is also available in Jalepeno, Chipotle and Habanero powders. Wholesale, 12 units/2.5-ounces each, $120 per case. Minimum opening order, $200. SRP: $19.99.
SuckleBusters Inc., Coppell, Texas, 972-393-9509, www.sucklebusters.com, Dallas Market 180-B04
Big Face Tableware
The new tableware line from Zak Designs, Big Face, is designed just for kids. Featuring stylized, artistic renderings of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh, the Big Face tableware includes a shaped, sectioned plate, deep-sided duo bowls and a 10-ounce tumbler with a non-slip base. Other functional items include wide-handled spoons and forks and the Perfect Flo Toddler Cup. All items are sold in two-packs. Minimum order, $200. SRP: $8.50-$14.99.
Zak Designs, Spokane, Wash., 800-331-1089, www.zak.com, NY Now Booth 3502
Edison DrawerStores come in various sizes to efficiently organize any drawer in your kitchen. Mix and match these durable, punched-metal organizers. Available in January in various sizes: 3x3x2, 3x6x2, 3x9x2 and 3x12x2; 6x6x2, 6x9x2, 6x12x2 and 6x15x2. Minimum order is 12 of each size. SRP: $4-$12.
Design Ideas, Springfield, Ill., 800-426-6394, www.designideas.com NY Now Booth 41360x20
Three Rosanna Kichenware Intros
Rosanna Inc. introduces three lines of kitchenware. Bungalow features vintage kitchen gadgets and all-white bakeware that is meant for oven-to-table use. The line also includes kitchen utensils in white porcelain. Rosanna's Calypso line took inspiration from Indian hand-blocked fabric, with its colorful serveware and canape plates. Vintage-lace-debossed patterns on white porcelain canape plates, bowls, tidbit dishes and an abundant latte round out the Filigree collection. SRP: $6-$42.
Rosanna Inc., Seattle, Wash., 206-264-7882, ext. 240, www.rosannainc.com, NY Now Booth 3362
OMO Kitchen towels
These handspun, hand-dyed and hand-woven towels are made from Ethiopian cotton. The towels measure 20x30 inches and are machine washable. They are available in striped gold, blue, gray, tangerine, raspberry, yellow, aqua and lime. Each towel has a hangtag with content and care instructions. No minimum order. SRP: $28.
Woven Promises, Longmont, Colo., 720-203-0096, www.wovenpromises.com, NY Now Booth 416
Wooden Wine Stoppers
These wine stoppers from Sobremesa are made of fair-trade, sustainably harvested teakwood. Available in three fun, unique shapes, the stoppers measure between 2.5 inches and 3.1 inches high. No minimum order. SRP: $16.50.
Sobremesa by Greenheart, Chicago, Ill., 312-235-6324, www.sobremesasales.org, NY Now Booth 3167
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