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by Sally Bernstein

August 31, 2005
Today's Wall Street Journal says the Indian spice turmeric may help prevent a range of illnesses including cancers and skin disorders. The bright-yellow powder, used in curries, has been used medicinally for hundreds years.

August 30, 2005
Shopping in Milan: Walter Glaser says for shopping in this epicentre of high fashion in Italy all you need is time and a bottomless credit card.

August 29, 2005
Peace, Love, & Barbecue : Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue by the unrivalled king of barbecue Mike Mills & Amy Mills Tunnicliffe tells the behind-the-scenes tour of the barbecue contest circuit including 100 recipes which will enable anyone with a grill to achieve champion barbecue flavor right in their own backyard.

August 28, 2005
On The Chile Trail: 100 Great Recipes From Across America by chile expert Coyote Joe pays homage to the beloved spicy vegetable with 100 recipes from the five regions of America's "Chile Belt," which spans from Louisiana to California.

August 27, 2005
The Nantucket Diet : A Safe and Effective 3-Phase Program for Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle by Jane Conway Caspe and Sol Jacobs, MD showcases a way of eating and living that best benefits your body and state of mind. For maximum results, you calculate your calorie needs using a weight-loss formula based on your individual metabolism.

August 26, 2005
In Retro Ranch: A Roundup Of Classic Cowboy Cookin' C.W. Welch presents more than 75 classic cowboy recipes to feed the crew from dawn to dusk. Recipes such as Forty Mile Stew, Texas Caviar, and Amy Tanner’s Apple Crunch range from breakfast dishes to dessert.

August 25, 2005
If you are on your way to London, this list is "hot off the press": Top London Restaurants by London-based food and travel writer Anne Semmes.

August 24, 2005
Chocolate columnist Stephanie Zonis' shares A Cocoa Bean Primer with a recipe for Coconut-Pecan Bars and her Chocolate Find of the Month is Shaman Chocolates from Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains.

August 23, 2005
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter: This downtown San Diego hotel boasts the Altitude Skybar on the 22nd floor with a fantastic view of the city as well as into Petco Park below. A $47 million renovation has made this hotel up to date and special. Sally reports.

August 22, 2005
Food Quiz: of all vegetables, only 2 can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only 2 perennial vegetables? Asparagus & Rhubarb

August 21, 2005
Sally will be teaching "A Visit to San Francisco" cooking class at the Central Market in Houston, Texas on Thursday, October 27th from 6 30-9:00 p.m. The participation class includes Cowgirl Creamery’s Bacon-Wrapped Dates stuffed with Almonds & Blue Cheese; Ferry Plaza Seafood Grilled Honey-Caper Shrimp; Golden Gate Meat Company Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Green Peppercorn Sauce; Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Lentils with Butternut Squash & Walnuts; and Bananas Foster with Scharffen Berger Cocoa Nibs over French Vanilla Ice Cream; $65.00; 214.361.5754.

August 20, 2005
Sally will be teaching a Global One-Dish Wonders cooking class at the Central Market in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, October 2nd from 2:00-4:30 p.m. The demonstration menu includes Spanish Paella, English Shepherd's Pie, Greek Moussaka and French Beef Bourguignon; $55.00; 214.361.5754.

August 19, 2005
Morgan Spurlock, who produced and stared in the 2004 Academy-Award-nominated documentary, Super Size Me, now has a book out entitled Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America. A must read about America's love-hate relationship with fast food addictions.

August 18, 2005
Ammini Ramachandran adds to her Sally's Place " Spice" series by sharing the history of cumin and a recipe for Aviyal, a cooked vegetable salad. Photo included.

August 17, 2005
The Glacier Express: Barbara Gibbs Ostmann celebrates this Switzerland train's 75th anniversary on "The World's Slowest Express Train." And you can too!

August 16, 2005
"It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser discuss Havens, Medlock Ames & Ruston Family Vineyards, all of which reside in Napa and Sonoma counties in California.

August 15, 2005
First Lady Laura Bush has taken an unprecedented step and hired the first woman as executive chef for the prestigious White House kitchen. With the appointment of Cristeta Comerford, First Lady Laura Bush is making a visionary decision that will provide women in culinary professions around the world with a strong role model in the nation's most visible kitchen. Philippine-born Ms. Comerford has been the assistant White House chef for 10 years.

August 14, 2005
Ammini Ramachandran adds to her Sally's Place " Spice" series by sharing the history of cardamom and a recipe for Vermicelli Pudding, or Semiya Paayasam. Don't miss the GREAT photo!

August 13, 2005
"It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser bring us We Love the Strong Ones about the Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg, California.

August 12, 2005
Death Warmed over: Funeral Food, Rituals & Customs from Around World by Lisa Rogak describes the rituals of more than 100 ethnic, cultural and religious groups. Arranging her odd collection alphabetically by culture, from "African American" to "Zoroastrianism," Rogak gives a one-page explanation and a recipe for each culture. Though hardly scholarly, this slim volume is amusingly informative.

August 11, 2005
Kosher By Design Entertains: Fabulous Recipes For Parties And Every Day is a new book by Susie Fishbein, who also wrote Kosher by Design: Picture Perfect Food for the Holidays & Every Day. Fishbein has done it again with over 250 brand new recipes and 200 stunning color photographs, triple-tested recipes ensure accuracy, ease of preparation and elegant presentation and nine different party formats complete with menu suggestions and yes, all recipes are kosher, but far from old-fashioned.

August 10, 2005
Ammini Ramachandran adds to her Sally's Place " Spice" series by sharing the history of coriander and a recipe for Bitter Gourd (Melon) Theeyal.

August 9, 2005
Joan & David Peterson are authors of the Eat Smart series of books showcasing various countries around the world including Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Poland, India, and Morocco. These are travel guides for food lovers contain history, color photos, recipes, and resources.

August 8, 2005
In Good Times, Good Grilling : Surefire Recipes for Great Grill Parties award-winning cookbook authors Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison show you how to throw casual and lively backyard parties including tips on how to make hosting fail-proof and hassle-free, plus dozens of easy, flavorful recipes you can toss together with plenty of time left over to enjoy the festivities.

August 7, 2005
The Monterey Peninsula: A Postcard Journey by Burl Willes features more than 300 postcard reproductions, most in full color and many published here for the first time. Willes has written numerous award-winning travel books, including Picturing Berkeley, A Postcard History, which earned an Award of Excellence in 2003.

August 6, 2005
Google, Inc. is looking for 2 executive chefs for its Mountain View, California, headquarters. The Google compound has 5 cafes and serves 2,300 meals a day. Google is holding a kitchen version of "The Apprentice" where top candidates will prepare a meal for 30 employees at the Googleplex. Four finalists will be chosen and finally 2 will be hired. Eamil: jobs@google.com (San Jose Mercury News, August 5th)

August 5, 2005
American Home Cooking: Over 300 Spirited Recipes Celebrating Our Rich Tradition of Home Cooking by husband-and-wife team and award-winning authors Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters Jamison. This book celebrates four centuries of American home cooking. Seventeen chapters explore the diversity of the American table, including breakfast fare (flapjacks, grits, hash), sandwiches, appetizers, soup, game, garden vegetables, preserves, baked goods and beverages (from mint juleps to sassafras tea).

August 3, 2005
Jewish Food: The World at Table by Matthew Goodman. Goodman deftly tackles this vast subject with enlightening, engaging essays, which, coupled with the volume's 170 recipes, make for a fine tribute to Jewish cuisine.

August 2, 2005
Wine X Magazine has created the Jelly Belly Wine Bar. The idea is to taste the individual Jelly Belly beans first, to understand the different flavors associated with certain wine varietals. Then you put all of the flavors in your mouth at the same time, chew them together, and voila... you experience the wine varietal itself. Kits are for sale.

August 1, 2005
Enjoy Food Stress, a bit of food humor by Janey Womeldorf.

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