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by Sally Bernstein

January 31, 2006
The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook features over 80 recipes and full-color photographs from "The Peanut Butter Guy" Lee Zalben, founder
of the Peanut Butter & Co. restaurant in New York's Greenwich Village. Forward by Jerry Seinfeld, a long time customer.

January 30, 2006
Need another Valentine suggestion?
From the Flute to the Plate: Champagne’s Not Just for Drinking Anymore by Marcel Biró and Shannon Kring Biró includes a recipe for Champagne Sorbet with Lemon, Mint & Red Peppercorns.

January 29, 2006
Make your Valentine a special dessert this year. Choose from our new dessert recipe section: Creme Brulee, Charlotte Russe, Souffle au Grand Marnier, La Tarte Tatin and Chocolate Mousse Pie, to name only a few.

January 28, 2006
With the Super Bowl around the corner, think appetizers: Best Basic Guacamole, Herbed Goat Cheese, Caviar Pie, and Stuffed Mushrooms.

January 27, 2006
In Good Taste cookware store and cooking school in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon is offering a new wine eNewsletter named
In Good Taste Weekly Wine News . Written by Frederick Armstrong, you can sign up for it through the store's website.

January 26, 2006
Inspiration, Creativity and and Innovation is the theme of the 28th annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference to be held in Seattle, Washington from March 29th to April 1st.

January 25, 2006
Some of America’s greatest chefs will share their passion for fine dining and environmentally sustainable living as part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s "Cooking for Solutions 2006." During the two-day event May 19-20, 2006 in Monterey, California, celebrity chefs from three nations will create gourmet dishes, host sustainable food and wine adventures, and present cooking demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood. For tickets: 866-963-9644.

January 24, 2006
Los Angeles, CA 2006 News: in late January the Getty Villa will reopen in Malibu, a specialized museum and study center devoted to the arts and culture of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. In the fall, the Griffith Observatory will reopen with new exhibit halls, a theater and education center. Theater and dance lovers will have lots to experience; 2006 will include performances of "Hairspray," "Cats," "STOMP" and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

January 23, 2006
While skies are grey and temperatures plunge in parts of the United States, the sun is shining hot and bright in other parts. Winter is grapefruit season for many of us. There are 5 varieties for us to enjoy:
Cocktail Grapefruit, Lavender Gem, Melogold , Oroblanco and Pummelos (the largest in size). Try them all!

January 22, 2006
Here are a few simple rules (from a Yale University website) that make it easier to eat both fast and well: don't "super-size," saving hundreds of calories; skip bacon, mayonnaise and sour cream; order grilled items and avoid fried foods; ask for extra vegetables; pick broth-based soups and avoid cream-bases ones, which contain lots of fat and choose low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream for dessert.

January 21, 2006
The Culinary Pleasures of Curacao: Roberta Roberti shares the Old World Caribbean feel of Cucacao as well as these three signature recipes: KeshiYená, Funchi and Tutu .

January 20, 2006
"It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser visit many Napa Valley wineries during the year. They know that enjoyment while visiting a winery is directly related to the charisma and knowledge of those who work in the tasting rooms. Tasting Rooms--People There Can Make Your Trip

January 19, 2006
Chinese cookbook author Dorothy Huang shares recipes from her current cookbook Chinese Cuisine Made Simple: Crab Wontons, Hot & Sour Soup, Hoisin Shrimp Salad and Mongolian Beef.

January 18, 2006
Taking Comfort in Heritage Foods: Amanda Dew Manning relives Sunday dinners at her Grandmother's house in South Carolina, including her Grandmother's Macaroni Pie recipe.

January 17, 2006
Think Fried Turkey any time of year--it is that good: Susan Bernstein and Brian Matthews share their recipe, including the injection marinade and photos. This is no ordinary bird!

January 16, 2006
Sally's Place contributor Michael Ehrenberg adds 3 San Francisco Bay Area restaurants to our ever-expanding list: Ephesus Kebab Lounge, Ramblas Tapas and Range.

January 15, 2006
Chewton Glen in Hampshire– The Very Best of English Country House Hotels: Keith Allan & Lynne Gray visit this Relais & Chateaux property--the very best of hotels.

January 14, 2006
Sally's Place contributor Leith Steel adds 2 San Francisco Bay Area restaurants to our ever-expanding list: Bacco and Anh Hong (3 Bay Area locations).

January 13, 2006
Jersey – A British Channel Island that Rose from the Depths of Despair: Keith Allan & Lynne Gray experience Longueville Manor as it is today--a place to relax and enjoy.

January 12, 2006
Stephanie Zonis shares a recipe for Cheesecake Bars and her Chocolate Find of the Month is Chocolate Dieties in
The White (Chocolate) Edition. Think Valentine gift too!

January 11, 2006
Read Make Way for the 6th Bordeaux Variety by "It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser. They discuss the fascinating rediscovery of Carmenere.

January 10, 2006
In Praise of Blue M&M's: Glenn E. Burgess is sure blue M&M's taste better than the other colors. Read on to find out why.

January 9, 2006
"It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser visit two popular Napa Valley wineries: Spring Mountain and Atlas Peak.

January 8, 2006
Best Darn Chocolate-Chip Cookie Contest
What makes the perfect chocolate-chip cookie? Crisp and buttery, moist and chewy, filled with exotic ingredients or plain-jane, these beloved cookies are an American tradition. Here's your chance to submit -- and vote for -- your favorite chocolate-chip cookie recipe in COPIA's Best Darn Chocolate-Chip Cookie Contest. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm, January 18, 2006. Winners will be announced at Death by Chocolate: The Ultimate Tasting Experience on February 18 at COPIA in Napa, California. For more information, call 707.265.5926.

January 7, 2006
Caviar export quotas for 2006 have not been published and won't be until exporting countries provide more information about the sustainability of their sturgeon catch, according to a Jan. 3 statement from the United Nation's agency in charge of the permits.

January 6, 2006
Online holiday sales topped $30.1 billion for 2005, a 30 percent increase over the 2004 season, according to the fifth annual holiday espending report by Harris Interactive, here, as well as Goldman Sachs and Nielsen/NetRatings.

January 5, 2006
Brett Jocelyn Epstein raves about 26 year old Swedish Chef Niklas Ekstedt, one of Sweden's hottest chefs.

January 4, 2006
The Hershey Company, the largest United States chocolate maker, bought two artisan chocolate makers in 2005, Joseph Schmidt Confections Inc., and Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Inc, both San Francisco Bay Area based.

January 3, 2006
Traditional chocolate truffles are not so traditional anymore! Look for those containing coriander, curry, cumin, lavender, lime, green tea, black sesame, soy butter and balsamic vinegar. Americans ate 3.4 billion pounds of chocolate in 2004, mostly milk chocolate.

January 2, 2006
How much alcohol burns off during cooking? The longer and hotter a dish is cooked, the less alcohol remains. 75% of the alcohol remains after flaming a dish but only 10% is left after two hours of baking or simmering.

January 1, 2006
HAPPY 2006!

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