Oilerie Fish Creek is one of four American specialty food stores invited to participate in a weeklong food buyers' conference in Sicily. Owner Curt Campbell attended the event last week.
A food producer's collective of 34 small, family-owned companies representing 13 of Italy's provinces sponsors the conference. Attendees get to sample and place orders for regional specialties, seldom seen outside of Italy, for placement in their stores.
The new products will be available in all seven Oilerie Olive Oil Bar stores in time for the holidays, Campbell said.