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by Sally Bernstein

November 30, 2000
Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour is now available in a resealable ZIP-PAK package. In fact, it is the first change to their packaging in nearly 70 years. Paper flour bags, which replaced cloth bags, were introduced in the 1930s. Their flour is milled in Great Falls, Montana with 100 % organic wheat.

November 28,2000
New Food Magazine! Taste, from Williams-Sonoma, is a slick, oversized magazine published 5 months a year. The premiere issue or "Holiday 2000," costs $5.00 and includes food, wine, travel and garden articles, recipes and luscious photos from Patricia Wells, Deborah Madison, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Nancy Silverton and Joyce Goldstein.

November 26, 2000
Grandma's persimmon pudding -- what a grand fall treat! Kristin Lahmeyer shares her grandmother's recipe in My Family History is Filled with Persimmons.

November 21, 2000
No Thanksgiving is complete without a taste of pumpkin -- Flo Braker's pumpkin chiffon pie can be your holiday treat!

November 19, 2000
Sally's Place contributor Lou Seibert Pappas has a new cookbook to her credit: the Christmas Cookie book. Lou shares with us the enchanting history of Christmas cookies and shows us which ones are best for shipping, which are fun to bake with kids, with complete tips on ingredients, techniques and equipment. Over 40 recipes in 96 pages.

November 18, 2000
"Average, not exciting, overpriced and understuffed" is what wine expert Steve Pitcher calls the Red Bordeaux Vintage 1997.

November 16, 2000
What will $1.5 billion buy? Australia's Foster's Brewing Company announced that it has acquired the Beringer Wine Estates. This "largest in U.S. history" acquisition, has broad international impact and will create the world's largest premium wine company. Included in the portfolio are Napa Valley wineries Stag's Leap Winery and St. Clement Vineyards, Sonoma County's Chateau St. Jean and Chateau Souverain and the Central Coast's Meridian Vineyards.

November 14, 2000
In "Thanksgiving Tips for Beginning Cooks" award-winning cookbook author Elaine Corn gives novices many helpful hints…like what size turkey to buy, what pans you will need, trussing and what needs to be in your turkey tool box.

November 11, 2000
A Thanksgiving Feast by Lou Pappas offers 10 recipes from apricot, cherry and pistachio-covered brie to barbecued turkey with Italian Swiss chard stuffing to hazelnut rum cake. Yum!

November 9, 2000
One of Sally's favorite winter desserts is pumpkin walnut cheesecake...perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

November 7, 2000
Betty Fussell takes an historical look at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. She promotes braised turkey with popcorn stuffing and shares both recipes.

November 5,2000
Deep in the heart of central Texas you'll find The Inn Above Onion Creek. This award winning inn is located on 500 acres halfway between San Antonio and Austin. Activities include swimming in their pool, hiking amidst deer and wild turkey with golf, horseback riding, antiquing and birding nearby. Rates include an indulgent breakfast and three course dinner.

November 3, 2000
Sally's Place contributing writer Betty Fussell's book My Kitchen Wars, is now available in paperback. This biting, often funny look back at life in which the kitchens of Fussell's life provided an arena for domestic warfare, a haven from domestic disappointment, and an outlet for love and fury. Fussell gives voice to a generation of women who came of age during World War II and were as defined by it as the men they married.

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