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by Sally Bernstein

February 27, 2005
The Asparagus Festival Cookbook by Jan Moore (revised) celebrates the annual Asparagus Festival held in Stockton, California.  This 3 day event is held on the fourth weekend in April. 60 festival favorite recipes and new prize-winning recipes are featured for the asparagus, called the "Rolls Royce of Vegetables."

February 25, 2005
Pound cake, which originated in England, takes its name from the fact that in its early form it was made with one pound each of flour, eggs, butter and sugar.

February 23, 2005
The International Association of Culinary Professionals 27th Annual International Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas April 13-16. Gastronomy: Culture and Cuisine will be held at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel.

February 21, 2005
Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA is holding their 5th annual Food Writers Conference this coming weekend, February 26th & 27th. Hear award winning writers, editors and agents. http://www.bookpassage.com/

February 19, 2005
Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas. It is perfect for families who just want to eat better as well as for those with diabetes, heart disease, and those wanting to lose weight.

February 18, 2005
"There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles." —Anonymous

February 17, 2005
Classes That Nourish the Heart and Mind: at The Nature of Writing we do more than teach the rudiments of writing. We inspire, challenge, and nuture each individual.  Call 626-462-9392 or visit our website for more information.

February 16, 2005
The MacCallum House in Mendocino, California is having two "healthy" events: Lose the Blues with Dr. Ed Bauman, Eating well for mental health — Five course Thai lunch Sunday, March 6th, 2005 — Noon to 3 p.m. and Healing Retreat with Dr. Elson Haas, Spring Cleanse and Renewal, April 3 - 10, 2005.

February 15, 2005
“Turning Wine Into Water.” Wine country fundraiser for tsunami relief. Mumm Napa and William Hill Winery in the Napa Valley, and Clos du Bois, Buena Vista and Gary Farrell wineries in Sonoma County will be donating 100% of the proceeds from wine sales in their tasting rooms from 10-5 on Saturday, February 19, to provide clean drinking water for tsunami survivors.

February 14, 2005

February 12, 2005
Special Guest Anne Willan, Director of La Varenne at The Greenbrier, will be teaching at Draeger's Cooking School in San Mateo, CA on Wednesday evening, March 23rd. Anne will share a variety of techniques to hone your kitchen skills. $65

February 11, 2005
A Special San Francisco Restaurant Offer! Hot spot paul k is celebrating its 5th birthday with a special mezze starter!  Just tell the host or server  "Happy Birthday from Sally " and they will bring your table a popular platter of mixed tastes to share for 2-4 diners  (value $14) for only $5.  Offer is not on the menu- password phrase required. paul k , Modern Mediterranean Restaurant, 199 Gough Street, 415.552.7132. Good through March 15th. Valentine's day excluded.

February 10, 2005
Looking for a restaurant to hold a party or get together? Since 1988, RESERVATIONS TONIGHT! has helped savvy San Francisco diners find the right restaurant for groups large and small. Not a database, their professional concierge staff provides free personalized referrals and party planning help. 800-392-3463.

February 8, 2005
Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans is a day when people eat anything they want as the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period for some. Party On! February 9th is Ash Wednesday.

February 6, 2005
Diana's Desserts offers MANY delicious recipes for Valentine's Day for home bakers and cooks.

February 4, 2005
The San Francisco Chronicle calls paul k “a winner” for its inventive, updated modern Mediterranean approach.  Dinner nightly except Mondays at this Civic Center / Hayes Valley hot spot. 199 Gough off Oak, San Francisco; 415-552-7132.

February 3, 2005
The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook by King Arthur Flour offers 400-plus recipes for almost every cookie under the sun--from traditional favorites like oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies (13 recipes including the soft and crisp kinds, plus 11 variations, such a Orange-Pistachio Milk Chocolate Chippers); to global treats like shortbread, tuiles, springerle, and biscotti; to all kinds of bars and soft bites such as brownies, Whoopie Pies, and Hot and Sweet Ginger Squares.

February 1, 2005
Valentine Dinner for Two...cook these special five recipes and enjoy your time together!

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