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November 11, 2008
By Brian Hartz

The Ethnic and Specialty Food Expo 2008 proved a winner with the public and industry representatives seeking new and different options for the kitchen or store shelves.

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Peter Cuddy of Organic Works Bakery in London, Ont., gets some help from his son Michael at the show.
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Robin Joo and Leah Jong of Pure Fun Confections drew visitors with their colourful costumes and delicious candies.
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Maria Okunev and Jeff Kaplanov represented Toronto’s All-Stars Bakery at the show.
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Everything Maple owner Tracy L. Moore was in high spirits as she displayed the products of her Orillia, Ont.-based business.

The Ethnic and Specialty Food Expo 2008 proved a winner with the public and industry representatives seeking new and different options for the kitchen or store shelves.

Confined to Hall 1 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., near Pearson International Airport, the show might be small for now, but judging by the steady crowds on Oct. 5 and 6 it is poised for growth. Bakers Journal editor Brian Hartz and sales manager Stephanie Jewell took in the sights, smells and, best of all, tastes of this up-and-coming event on the food industry calendar.