Latest News: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info, Taste of Africa, and a New Cookbook

Whew! There’s been a multitude of news items that have popped up in the Disney Food world, so I decided to devote a post to all of them this morning:

Bangkok Marketplace Booth

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths

The Food and Wine Festival CMS website is now showing the 27 Epcot Food and Wine Festival International Marketplace Booths slated for the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. As we know, these include new additions South Korea and Belgium, and returning booth Singapore. It also includes another new addition, Charcuterie and Cheese (perhaps replacing The Mouse Catch booth)!

Check out the 2009 Food and Wine Festival Booth menus and photos here for inspiration about what might be offered this year!

Food and Wine Festival Event General Info … and Cirque du Soleil News?

The same website also offers information on general timing for each of the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival seminars, demonstrations, and signature special events. While specific details (e.g. which Chefs will present on which days) have not yet been announced, this information can help with basic trip planning around the Festival:

Also exciting, it looks like Cirque du Soleil will be returning to the Food and Wine Festival’s Party for the Senses this year.

As always, stay tuned to the master 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page, where we’ll link out to all of the latest news, details, and information.

Dawa Bar in Harambe Village

Taste of Africa Street Party News

A new culinary and cultural experience is coming to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom this summer. The Taste of Africa street party will take place every evening from July 9th through July 24th in Harambe Village in Animal Kingdom’s Africa.

The party will begin right after Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade and will continue through closing time (even during Extra Magic Hours). Included will be food and beverage tastings, authentic African entertainment, unique merchandise, and more.

New Disney Cookbook on the Horizon

Pam Brandon, Disney’s food writer extraordinaire, will be releasing a new official Disney cookbook this Fall. Currently titled Treasures from the Vault & Delicious New Favorites, I’m eager to see what dishes made the cut! If you’re wondering about the other cookbooks available, check our our Disney Cookbooks post! (Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the tip!)

Remember, because we’re reporting this news so far ahead of time, details are always subject to change.

Now, in addition to all of that awesomeness, stay tuned tomorrow for an exclusive guest review of the Ariel’s Grotto World of Color Prix Fixe menu!


  1. says

    I’m so excited there will be a new Disney cookbook! I love the cookbooks that I have from there and have been waiting for a new one to come out.

  2. kcampbell says

    I have to agree- I’m SUPER excited about a new cookbook! It’s been too long! I know what I’m getting my mom for Christmas! ; )

  3. says

    Whoa, whoa, whoa – cookbooks??? I didn’t know about any stinkin’ cookbooks?! I gotta get me one of these and start COOKIN’!

  4. says

    Molly — I know! I seriously can’t wait to see which dishes are included. Pam always knows the best stuff to put in the books.

    Rora — AAAAAHHH! I can’t WAIT!!!!

    KCampbell — Yay! Do you have some favorite recipes from the current cookbooks?

    Nate — YES! Cookbooks! Get ‘em! Do some cookin’!

  5. Erin says

    Super excited about all of this!!!! Always go in Oct. and can’t wait for this years events. Just one question, the CMS site still says it’s updating when I go to it…was wondering if others saw differently, since that’s where the info on here came from? Thanks :)

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