East Bay Food Epiphanies: Avocado Ice Cream and Wine-grape Soda

Last week at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, thousands of fascinating small food companies — and a few fascinating large ones — from all over the world displayed their products as the buyers for stores all over the world tasted samples and placed orders. For many companies in our current economic climate, this show was make-or-break time. Some East Bay favorites were on the scene, both selling and buying, and some amazing new products debuted — featuring formerly unknown edibles and/or cutting-edge technologies applied to traditional ingredients. Are yuzu juice, roasted-tomato cassava chips, Belgian chocolate disks adorned with full-color photographs, and agave-sweetened everything the wave of the future?

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