The Anuga food fair showcases some of the world’s finest delicacies. Yet amid the gluttony, it also presents a ecologically conscientious menu with sustainable meat alternatives. But can the public stomach it?
For foodies, wine connoisseurs and anyone who enjoys a glass of fine brandy, Cologne’s Anuga food fair might just be the closest thing to experiencing heaven on earth.
From the 7th through the 11th of October, some 7,500 food and beverage companies from across the world pack into the Koelnmesse expo center to showcase their finest products to supermarket chains, restaurants owners and hungry consumers.
It’s easy to get carried away in this marriage of business and gluttony. Even men in custom-tailored suits scamper among the bustling crowds to sample some of the Japanese pork and cabbage dumplings or freshly baked Danish pastries. No one wants to be at the back of the horde.