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ONLINE news mainMore than 35 countries will be represented at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016 from September 4th to 76th. Staged at London’s Olympia, the show will give buyers from retail and hospitality  the chance to discover new food and drink products from Event Director, Soraya Gadelrab, said: “Visiting the Fair is the simplest way to discover and taste a huge range of new and exciting products. This year, we are looking forward to welcoming producers from 37 different countries – showing just how diverse and global the fine food industry is.”Europe to Asia, showcased by artisan producers from across the globe.
Amongst those exhibiting is Nonya, which creates homemade premium Southeast Asian sauces from the 100 year old family recipes of Maureen Suan-Neo. 
Marie’s Little Jar will be launching its range of raw sauces and marinades using 100% natural ingredients and created by Matango Supper Club chef, Carine Ottou while La Saucy Salsa’s traditional Andalusian sauces which can be used as a tapas dip, drizzled over meat or as a tasty accompaniment, are a fusion of Andalusian sauces and Moorish salsas.
Always a crowd pleaser, cheese is going continental this year with several new exhibitors ready to launch their latest delicious cheeses. These include Italian company Nonno Nanni, premium soft, fresh cheese specialist who is now launching in the UK. Robiola – a classic fresh, soft airy cheese with a light, creamy consistency and an intense, full flavour is a versatile ingredient for chefs and works well in everything from starters to desserts. Gringa Dairy, an artisan dairy tucked away under the railway arches in London’s Old Kent Rd, has created a name for itself for creating authentic Mexican cheeses and has scooped various medals at the International Cheese Awards 2016. 
Desserts, confectionery and chocolate are still the nation’s go-to treats. International producers are mixing interesting flavour combinations, quirky ingredients and traditional production methods:
Darlish will be exhibiting Persian-inspired desserts and ice cream, introducing key flavours from the Middle East. These will include Turkish Panna Cotta, Muscovado Cream and a Halva Cheesecake, as well as Orange Blossom & Pistachio or Rhubarb Pomegranate & Rose sorbet ice creams.
Malmö Chokoladfabrik’s Swedish chocolate, which is totally free from traces of nuts, gluten, egg, almonds, peanuts and soy, is fast gaining a reputation for excellence. The Malmö Master Blend, made from a secret recipe in production since 1888, is used to create eight bars with unusual flavour combos including Chilli, Liquorice root and Cocoa Nibs.
From South America to India, there are also a number of spicier offerings. These include Karkli Snacks’ Indian snacks made with lentils which are a modern take on traditional Bombay Mix, and Tyga’s Indian Spice Kits, which are posted to homes along with easy to follow recipes.

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