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by Sally Bernstein

February 26, 2002
New Film Review! Dinner Rush with Danny Aiello...behind-the-scenes look at a trendy New York restaurant.

February 25, 2002
Sometimes described as first cold press, extra virgin olive oil has the lowest acidity (1% or less) of all olive oils and must meet exacting taste and aroma standards. Produced in limited quantities, it is the finest in flavor and quality.

February 23, 2002
Don't miss these two events: Sur La Table in San Francisco's Great Bay Area Chef's Challenge with GraceAnn Walden. On Tuesday night, February 26th Acquerello Restaurant vs. Zare; Tuesday, March 12th Firefly Restaurant vs. Flytrap Restaurant. For the $60.00 class fee, you get four courses of fabulous food from two excellent bay area chefs, think "Iron Chef." 415.732-7900

February 21, 2002
The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. is the recipient of over 1,200 kitchen items from the former home of TV chef Julia Child. This National Museum of American History's new exhibit is to open in August, when Child turns 90 years old.

February 18, 2002
The Sally's Place Tours survey will be closing at the end of February. The responses have been quite interesting, with Tuscany as the top destination spot!

February 16, 2002
USDA Prime beef, the gold standard of meat in the United States, is only 2% to 3% of the beef currently processed in the U.S. It's pricier due to its scarcity...and tastier because it is more marbled with fat compared to the other meat grades of choice, select and standard.

February 14, 2002
Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2002
Chocolate Cigars and Flourless Chocolate Cake are 2 recipes included in "A Valentine's Day To Remember."

February 12, 2002
Cookbook author Betty Fussell shares the history of and 3 recipes about "Good Hominy Grits."

February 11, 2002
Pam Williams of Vancouver has updated "The Cuisine Scene in British Columbia." It includes night life, restaurants, chocolates, ice cream and day tripping.

February 9, 2002
The International Association of Culinary Professionals will hold its 24th Annual Conference in San Diego April 17-20. email: iacp@hqtrs.com or www.iacp.com

February 8, 2002
Sally recently returned from the 2002 Yosemite Chefs' Holidays. Read about it as well as note the 2003 dates at the bottom of the article.

February 7, 2002
For centuries farm cooks have known that adding maple syrup is the best way to put a sweet spin on meat, fish, fowl and vegetables. The Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich offers over 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

February 6, 2002
How to Get Red Wine Out of a White Carpet by Erik Bruun gives over 2000 hints, tips and formulas for cleaning, repairing and organizing your home! The 356 pages are a homeowner's bible.

February 3, 2002
Lessons in Service from Charlie Trotter by journalist Edmund Lawler distills Chef Trotter's observations into a series of simple points that businesses of all types can use to improve client satisfaction. Chicago's Charlie Trotter's Restaurant is one of the best!

February 1, 2002
Unusual produce item: Buddha's Hand...this is one of the oldest citrus fruits and is more commonly known as the fingered citron. It has a lemony perfume and is used to flavor liqueurs, vermouth, and for medicinal purposes. The pulp is not eaten:

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