AmericasMart is continuing to
service the red-hot gourmet/
housewares market with more
than 250 permanent product lines
– plus an entire floor of gourmet
Market Temporaries – at the
Atlanta International Gift & Home
Furnishings Market July 13-20
(with Temporaries taking place
Friday, July 15, through Tuesday,
July 16) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market July 14-17.
The Gourmet/Housewares product
center has more housewares
product than ever before, including
several major players such as
L’EQUIP and Now Designs. The
strength of the segment at Ameri-
casMart can be seen in the new
presence of distinguished chefs
such as Cat Cora and Linton
Hopkins who will not only discuss their culinary philosophies but also
demonstrate the latest culinary products.
As the trend for cooking at home heats up and the popularity of such
media outlets as the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, and their
celebrity chefs increases, more and more individual gourmet/housewares
lines are being offered. As a result, more companies are securing their
own individual permanent showroom spaces in the product center for the
July market. The result is more options for retailers and designers, and
Of course, cooking demonstrations continue to be popular and several
world-famous chefs will not only cook but also hold book signings
throughout market, including:
• Riedel Wine Tasting Course, Thursday, July 14, from 1: 30 p.m. to 2: 30
p.m. in Building Two, WestWing, Floor 8, Room 899. Join an interactive
demonstration of a Riedel Glass tasting, featuring four different grape
varietals and four wine glasses, including the newest addition to the
line, Vinum. Sponsored by Ben Tally & Associates and AmericasMart
Atlanta, all participants will keep the $123 kit. Seating is limited, $50
per person. The event will also take place Friday, July 15, 4 p.m. to 5
p.m. in the same room.
• Still American as Apple Pie will feature a presentation by Chef Linton
Hopkins, sponsored by All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC and Ben Tally &
Associates. Hopkins will prepare regional American cuisine and
demonstrate how to prepare an all-inclusive meal in one pan. The
demonstration will take place Friday, July 15, in Building Two,
West Wing, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.
• A Taste of Atlanta: Dueling Chef Demo sponsored by Taste of Atlanta.
Two of Atlanta’s favorite chefs square off to prepare a Southern-inspired
dish using the best seasonal ingredients. Friday, July 15, Building 2,
WestWing, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.
• The Staff of Life with Natural Baking will be presented by Mary Moore,
owner of Cook’s Warehouse in Atlanta, and sponsored by L’EQUIP. Moore
will demonstrate innovative dishes made from heart-healthy grains
using BOSCH Universal Plus
Kitchen Machine and L’EQUIP
Nutrimill. Friday, July 15, 3: 30
p.m. to 4: 30 p.m., Building 2,
WestWing, Floor 8, Demonstra-
• Cooking with Celebrity Chef Cat
Cora will take place Saturday,
July 16, from noon to 1: 30 p.m.
Cora, the only female Iron Chef
winner on Food Network’s “Iron
Chef America,” will demonstrate
her recipes that are reflective of
her Greek upbringing in Jackson,
Miss. Book sale and signing to
follow. Building 2, WestWing,
Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.
• Southern Food the Serenbe Way
includes a cooking demonstration
by Chef Marie Nygren of Serenbe.
Nygren cooks her mother’s traditional Southern dishes on July
17 with her own healthier twist.
Building 2, WestWing, Floor 8,
Demonstration Kitchen. 1: 30
p.m. to 2: 30 p.m.
Visit the Housewares/Gourmet floor
on Floor 8, Building 2, WestWing –
and shop the permanent product
center as well as the Temporaries,
which will be located in close
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