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by Sally Bernstein

October 31, 2002

October 28, 2002
"PinotFest - A Public Tasting of a Sexy Wine," San Francisco's only all-pinot noir tasting, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at Farallon, 450 Post Street, San Francisco, the site of the last three Pinot Noir Fests. Wines from CA & Oregon will be tasted.

October 25, 2002
Cooking with Cajun Women by Nicole Denee Fontenot of Louisiana offers 300 classic recipes and anecdotes on Cajun men and women and the preservation of Cajun culture. Corn Maque Choux, Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood Gumbo, Fig Cake & Pecan Pralines are a few of her rural Southern Louisiana offerings.

October 22, 2002
Emmy Award winning TV host of The Sonoran Grill, Mad Coyote Joe has put together a collection of quick and easy snacks that fit today's busy lifestyles. Snack Attack is his third cookbook, after A Gringo's Guide to Mexican Cooking and the Sonoran Grill.

October 19, 2002
Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking includes Napa Valley, CA wine country recipes for family and friends. Chiarello is also host of the PBS series "Michael Chiarello's Napa" and founder of the Napa Valley restaurant Tra Vigne.

October 17, 2002
Engaging dessert writer Fran Gage has produced a second book celebrating the four elements that make dessert possible: sugar, almonds, eggs and butter. Titled A Sweet Quartet, this baker's tour includes 33 recipes. Her first book was Bread and Chocolate.

October 14, 2002
Author Bruce Richardson of The Great Tea Rooms of Britain now takes you on an equally fascinating journey into 21 glorious tea rooms across the United States and Canada with The Great Tea Rooms of America. From palatial hotels to Civil War mansions, grand gardens and nostalgic English-style cottages, this colorful collection of 125 color photographs, narrative, and 65 recipes despels the idea that only the British know how to do a "proper afternoon tea."

October 11, 2002
Napa Valley Impressions contains over 120 color images by photographer Jerry Alexander on 96 pages. This beautiful collection of Napa Valley, CA images, spanning ten years, is complemented by twenty-two personal stories. From Robert Mondavi to vineyard worker Arnulfo Solorio, this book offers an intimate view of the valley as experienced by the people who live and work here.

October 8, 2002
In Between Bites: Memoirs of a Hungry Hedonist, James Villas writes about discovering and developing his palate in France in the early 1960s, the Advent of Julia (Child, of course), the rise of nouvelle cuisine, and the return to regional cooking. Though he claims to be a supporter of down-home American cuisine, Villas is deeply enamored of all things jet set.

October 6, 2002
Get wild in Mendocino County at the Mendocino, CA Third Annual Wine and Mushroom Fest November 6-12.

October 4, 2002
Acknowledging the increasing popularity of olive oil, Deborah Krasner's The Flavors of Olive Oil offers a comprehensive guide to tasting, understanding, and cooking with superior extra-virgin olive oil, the cold first pressing of the olive crop's best. Most valuably, the book offers profiles of the best oils from countries including Italy, France, Spain, and the U.S.

October 1, 2002
Caprial's Bistro-Style Cuisine by Caprial Pence is now in Paperback! Caprial Pence, culinary ambassador of the Pacific Northwest, has long espoused a cooking style that combines French bistro fare with the fantastic local produce of her native region. This book features the sweet and savory dishes that have earned the chef's Portland bistro national acclaim and a legion of local patrons.

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