TUNE IN WITH TUNISIA
Officials for the Specialty Food Association
have selected Tunisia to be their partner
country for the 2016 Summer Fancy Food
Show in New York, taking place June 26–28
at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
According to Specialty Food Association
officials, Tunisia has a rich culinary history fla-
vored 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.
At the show, more than 38 Tunisian companies will present a wide range of products
including olive oil, pasta, dates, biscuits, confections, candies, jam, tuna, organic products
and spicy harrisa, a sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, cumin and other seasonings. The
companies will be housed in a special pavilion
that will also have chef demonstrations and
special tastings each day.
The pavilion is sponsored by the Tunisian
Export Promotion Center (CEPEX) and Tunisian
Olive Oil (PACK TEC). Food processing is Tunisia’s
third largest manufacturing sector.
“Tunisian food has a place on America’s table
today with strong demand for healthy, flavor-
ful foods,” says Chris Nemchek, senior vice
president of the New York-based Specialty
Food Association, owner and producer of the
Summer Fancy Food Show. “The show will pro-
vide a forum for Tunisian food companies to
reach important new markets.”
Tunisia first exhibited at the Summer Fancy
Food Show in 1999, and this year’s presence
will be the country’s 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 at CEPEX.
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