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Sell Out Sunday – All Over the Place

July 1, 2012

For those who were wondering, the maiden voyage of the grill was a success. I need to get my timing down a bit better. Those grilled vegetables got a little bit more caramelized on the fire than I had intended, but they were not actually burnt. And they did taste delicious with the salsa verde I whipped up from some Roxbury Farm parsley, salted capers, a fat anchovy, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt and plenty of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.

But this weekend is taking me all around the region. From as far south as Kingston to the Berkshires and points in between. It’s true what they say about summer in the Northeast. Everyone jams in a year’s worth of events in a few short months. There just isn’t time to do them all.

Nor is there time to write any original content. So instead I leave you with another installment of Sell Out Sunday with a very exciting announcement from Adventure in Food Trading which will hopefully result in further improvements to Albany’s dining scene. But there is something else you should know about, too, that involves free food.

The Fresh Market One
Remember The Fresh Market? It’s been a long time since I’ve been, and I feel terrible about it. So I thought I would post this event that I received in an email even though it’s not an official press release, for the following two reasons.

1) It’s TODAY – Sunday, July 1
2) It involves FREE FOOD

From 1-6 PM The Fresh Market is hosting their Taste of Summer Sampling Event.

“Stop by and enjoy some of our favorite summer samples: watermelon, gourmet burgers, rotisserie chicken salad, local shrimp, bar cakes, ice cream, meringue pies, tiramisu coffee, dapper cola, and more!”

The Adventure in Food Trading One
Adventure In Food Trading is pleased to announce the launch of their program Empire 87: A Local Culinary Initiative. This program’s mission is to proudly offer and promote food resources grown, harvested, or produced within New York State, Vermont, and Massachusetts. This growing initiative strives to promote the use of locally produced, fresh, high quality foods by making these items easily identifiable and accessible to the culinary community.

All items featured in the program are produced sustainably by nearby family farms, cheese artisans, and specialty food makers, providing support and strength to the local economy. Eric Guenther, President of Adventure In Food says, “With this initiative, we are trying to present a unique opportunity to showcase varying visions and talents within the community. In return, this ensures that both our vendors and  clientele stay on the cutting edge of the culinary industry.”  As a result, many of Adventure In Food Trading’s clients have been designing signature cheese plates and summer menus around the local selections offered in the program. “We are always looking for local artisans and restaurants to join this initiative,” says Guenther. “We hope to expand the choices of local food that is ofered to our communities, and are always looking to add quality local artisans, restaurants and retailers who serve their products to our program.”

For more information, call 800.233.0193 or visit

Since its inception in 1980, Adventure in Food Trading (known then as Specialty World Foods) has been the premier purveyor of wild game, natural meat, gourmet cheese ad culinary specialties to the Northeast’s finest chefs. In 2007, the company was acquired by Eric Guenther, a long-time employee and culinary aficionado. Since then, Adventure in Food Trading has developed a reputation for its commitment to the culinary arts. Adventure In Food Trading’s commitment to “Expand Your World” brings chefs and food lovers together to help educate and improve the food industry. Adventure In Food Trading has received numerous accolades including the Capital District/Central New York American Culinary Federation’s 2010 Vendor of the Year Award, as well as the 2009 Excellence in Small Business Award presented by the New York Business Development Corporation.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Ellen permalink
    July 2, 2012 3:06 pm

    Wonder where Fresh Market got that “local” shrimp?

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