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by Sally Bernstein

July 30, 2003
The sixth annual Southern Foodways Symposium: Appalachia: Exploring the Land and the Larder, will be held October 2-5, on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. This year the symposium will explore the people, places, foods, and traditions of the Appalachian South.

July 28, 2003
What's New at Copia: The American Center For Wine, Food & the Arts: Half Price Wednesdays, Small Plates at the Wine Spectator Tasting Table, the American Market Café opens to the public and Third Thursdays.

July 25, 2003
Welcome to Nickel & Nickel, an exciting, new Napa Valley winery devoted exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Based in Oakville, CA, on the beautifully restored, historic John C. Sullenger farmstead, Nickel & Nickel was founded by the partners of Far Niente in 1997, produced its first wines that same year, and opened the winery this month. Nickel & Nickel is open to the public for tours and tastings by appointment.

July 22, 2003
William Bounds makes the MasterMill grinder that does it all...coffee beans, spices, cardamom, cinnamon chips, Jamaican allspice and sea salts. The MasterMill features a rustproof ceramic grinding mechanism and its glass top showcases ingredients and reveals when it's time to refill.

July 20, 2003
The American Cheese Society (ACS) holds its Festival of Cheeses in San Francisco, CA at the newly remodeled Ferry Building on Saturday, August 2nd. More than 400 artisan and farmstead cheeses will be available for tasting at the event, Festival of Cheeses, which will be open to the public for the first time this year. Tickets to the event are $65.00 in advance and $75 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased directly from the American Cheese Society by visiting www.cheesesociety.org, calling 502-583-3783, or by email: bking@hqtrs.com.

July 17, 2003
New York Times food writer Amanda Hesser new Cooking for Mr. Latte is about a yearlong courtship with the handsome and talented Mr. Latte, aka New Yorker writer Tad Friend. Weaving recipes within her narrative, she presents a Sex and the City tale with dining and food subbing for sex. Readers join her as she jets to Rome and Spain, or enjoys New York dinner parties with the likes of Tama Janowitz or a crowd of stylish young urban achievers, culminating in Hesser's own wonderful engagement party and wedding. Fun read!

July 14, 2003
The 10th annual Hands Across the Valley event is scheduled for September 6, 2003 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm on the grounds the historic Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. Tickets are now available and are $125 general admission. Reserved tables of ten are $2000 and exclusive $5000 sponsor opportunities are also available. For more information, to order tickets, or to inquire about sponsor opportunities, please call 707-226-6136.

July 11, 2003
Amy's Kitchen makes natural and organic vegetarian convenience frozen foods. Their latest is Mattar Paneer, made with organic peas and Indian cheese in an authentic delicately spiced sauce. Golden carrots, onions, and cumin add flavor and color to the organic basmati rice. Curried chana made with organic garbanzo beans and sweet organic tomatoes round out this meal that will appeal to anyone who appreciates fine Indian cooking.

July 8, 2003
Vacation in France and rent a gite! For information, see: www.gite.com/lestardes.

July 6, 2002
Angelina chocolate mix is sold at Cocoa, 255 Grant Avenue in San Francisco, CA; 415.398.2700 and in Napa, CA at Cafe Society at 1000 Main Street; 707.256.3232 you can order a cup of the real hot chocolate!

July 4, 2003
Happy 4th of July!

July 3, 2003
A new oil has hit the markets: avocado oil! Fresh New Zealand Haas avocados make up Elysian Isle Gourmet Avocado Oil. A few facts: mild, nutty taste; light consistency; 120 calories per serving; and smoke point of over 500 degrees.

July 1, 2003
Bumble Bee had introduced a canned tuna with a twist: just a touch of lemon! This premium chunk light tuna is packed in water with natural lemon flavor.

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