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by Sally Bernstein

April 30, 2006
New Cookbook: Lemongrass & Limes: Thai Flavors with Naam Pruitt by Naam Pruitt amounts to a Thai cooking school class. The book includes recipes for eleven complete menus, 80 recipes, a glossary of food terms and sections on garnishing ideas & Thai-inspired desserts. Color photos abound.

April 29, 2006
New Article: Why Go To Goa? The smallest state in India has miles of golden sand beaches, crystal clear water and brilliant green landscape, reports Walter Glaser, but it is its Portuguese-influenced history that is intriguing.

April 28, 2006
New Book: A Taste of Nostalgia: Tales And Recipes to Nourish Body And Soul by Abraham J. Twerski and Judi Dick is part history book and part cookbook. Rabbi Twerski transports the reader back over a century to life in the Europe while Ms. Dick shares over 150 recipes to recreate the traditional Jewish kitchen of yesteryear.

April 27, 200
New Wine Article: "It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser share The Sommelier’s Cup – It’s Still Romantic.

April 26, 2006
Updated Restaurant Article: Austinite Samantha Sayers updates our Austin, Texas restaurant list, with over 80 fun choices. Just know that the Austin of today offers much more than BBQ, steak and Mexican food!

April 25, 2006
New Restaurant Article: Enjoy Maine restaurants by local resident and Cooking From Camp Chaos®, Maine cooking teacher Barbara Gulino. Barbara also cooks on the local NBC affiliate in Maine and New Hampshire.

April 24, 2006
New Wine Article: "It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser visit Mendocino, California wineries and more in: Same Time Next Year (in) Mendocino, We Wrote.

April 23, 2006
Travel Deals: Save big with 225 BookingWiz Top Travel Deals in the US and Abroad , which are updated every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. Specials include hotels, car rentals and cruises.

April 22, 2006
Happy Earth Day!

April 21, 2006
New Wine Book: The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass by Jamie Goode, a widely respected authority on wine science, is the essential and groundbreaking reference book that gives a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating, important, and controversial trends in the world of wine: the scientific and technological innovations that are now influencing how grapes are grown and how wine is made.

April 20, 2006
New Food Book: Gastronaut : Adventures in Food for the Romantic, the Foolhardy, and the Brave by Stefan Gates takes us on a irreverent journey through the culinary world of the exotic, the bizarre, and the truly extraordinary. For your bedside or your stoveside, this hilarious and captivating journey through some of the strangest food experiences, past and present, is divided into three levels of escalating difficulty. Whether you're ready to gild your breakfast sausages with gold, re-create the Last Supper, or cook a whole pig in an underground fire pit, this book takes it all on with gusto and little regard for what one might call decency.

April 19, 2006
New Cookbook: Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan is an illustrated cookbook that features more than 100 simple but inspired recipes for meals that can be cooked at a campsite—all made from fresh foods, without any prepared or freeze-dried ingredients. Enjoy recipes such as Spicy Orange Chicken, Grilled Steak Tacos, Bourbon-Glazed Salmon, Lemony Couscous Salad, Cinnamon Baked Bananas, and more! Fun reading too!

April 18, 2006
Cookbook Awards: The nominees for the 2006 James Beard Foundation awards have been announced! You can see the nominees, the Lifetime Achievement Award winner and the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America winners here. Congratulations to all. Awards to be announced in New York City at the Marriott Marquis on Monday, May 8th.

April 17, 2006
Inaugural Mendocino, CA Film Festival:   With more than 50 independent  films including features, foreign films, documentaries, animation, shorts and a special Mendocino category of films about artists, this festival will be unlike any other! Easy-to-maneuver, screenings within walking distance in Mendocino village, a relaxed small town atmosphere, and Mendocino style: no ties, no high heels, no stress.  From May 18th to May 21st Mendocino will be a beehive of screenings, opening night and awards parties, panel discussions, Q&A's, and wine-tastings.  For more information, www.mendocinofilmfestival.org or call the Film Festival Box office directly (707) 937-0171.

April 16, 2006
Happy Easter!

April 15, 2006
Upcoming Wine Event: Expect a Global E-Auction as a signature component of the world-famous Auction Napa Valley in Napa, California.  This year, wine-lovers everywhere will be able to take part.  From May 19 through June 2, people around the world will be able to log on to their computers to bid on the E-Auction, placing pre-bids and maximum bids.  On June 2, the bidding action heats up with bidders at kiosks at the Napa Valley event dueling with bidders from around the globe for these one-of-a-kind treasures.

April 14, 2006
New Book: Serves One: Simple Meals to Savor When You're on Your Own by Toni Lydecker is invaluable for anyone facing an occasional dinner for one, making solo brown-bag lunches, or living alone. Lydecker, a food writer and editor, teaches classes on cooking for one.

April 13, 2006
New Article: Hooked on Shad: "A lowcountry favorite in South Carolina and a sure sign that spring is on the way is the shadbush (also known as Serviceberry or Juneberry) .  Its snowy white flowers signal not only the arrival of spring but also the annual shad migration," says Amanda Dew Manning . Article includes Shad Croquettes and Planked Shad recipes.

April 12, 2006
Passover Foods: The Passover table has changed in many ways. More than 21,000 kosher for Passover items are available in the United States, with 500 new ones this year, said Menachem Lubinsky, president of Lubicom, a marketing firm specializing in kosher food.

April 11, 2006
Passover Recipes: The Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown Wednesday April 12th and ends at sundown on April 20th. The Passover Seder (meal) is celebrated on the first two nights of Passover (an eight day celebration). Diana's Desserts shares recipes for Chocolate Farfel-Nut Clusters, Passover Fruit Cake, Passover Orange Sponge Cake and Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries.

April 10, 2006

Shopping: The Easter Bunny is coming! Find Easter gifts on the Sally's Place Shopping Page: Alfajores Cookies, Flowers, Cooking Classes, Ladies Hat, Travel Gear, Vacation Rentals, Weekend Get-a-Ways, Italian Luxury Blankets, Books, Mango Fruit Juice or a Sally's Place apron, tote bag or T shirt.

April 9, 2006
New Article: Conching: Crucial Step in Chocolate’s Flavor and Texture? Stephanie shares a recipe for Rocky Road Brownies and her Chocolate Find of the Month is Wen Chocolates.

April 8, 2006
New Map: Farmers' Markets Interactive Map: Mapmuse.com has started a nationwide interactive map of farmers' markets in the U.S.; the public can add to this list to help make it more complete. Over 3,500 locations are currently on their map.

April 7, 2006
Awards: The winners of the International Association of Culinary Professionals awards have been announced! You can see the Cookbook Award Winners, the Bert Greene Award winners and the Awards of Excellence winners here. Congratulations to all the winners.

April 6, 2006
New Article: Melbourne's Restaurants with a Difference
"Melbourne, with over 3,000 restaurants, is acknowledged as Australia's gourmet capital. But there are times when you may want a fun evening--and a dinner with a difference.So here are 5 restaurants that are very different--and lots of fun," says Walter Glaser.

April 5, 2006

Food Event: Now in its 25th year, the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival will be held on Maui, Hawaii July 6-9. The $650 four-day pass includes a French-theme wine tasting, a seafood festival, cooking exhibitions with Ming Tsai and more. There is also a chef and sommeliers golf tournament.

April 4, 2006
Food Event: Organizers say Katrina hasn't altered plans for the 15th annual Big Easy New Orleans Wine & Food Experience to be held May 24-28. The five day festival highlights interactive musical performance where audience members play wine-tasting students and many more food and wine seminars.

April 3, 2006
Travel Deals: Save big with 225 BookingWiz Special Travel Deals, which are updated every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. Prices can change based upon availability so check them out sooner than later.

April 2, 2006
New Stamps: The United States Postal Service issued Crops of the Americas definitive stamps in five designs, on March 17, 2006. The crops depicted in the stamps - corn, chili peppers, beans, squashes, and sunflowers - had been cultivated in the Americas for centuries when Europeans first arrived in the New World. Artist Steve Buchanan, of Winsted, Connecticut, created each of the five stamp designs.

April 1, 2006
Happy April Fool's Day!

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