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by Sally Bernstein

Saturday, June 30, 2007
New Cookbook: The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm by cooking teacher and television host Amelia Saltsman suggests using seasonal ingredients to their fullest. Saltsman offers tips on buying (how to pick the best corn and eggs, for instance) as well as which vendors to seek out at her local farmer's market in Santa Monica, California.

Friday, June 29, 2007
New Cookbook: My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking by independent food scholar Niloufer Ichaporia King. This is the first book published in the United States on Parsi food written by a Parsi. This beautiful volume includes 165 recipes and makes one of India's most remarkable regional cuisines accessible to Westerners. In an intimate narrative rich with personal experience, the author leads readers into a world of new ideas, tastes, ingredients, and techniques, with a range of easy and seductive menus that will reassure neophytes and challenge explorers.

Thursday, June 28, 2007
Women Chefs Create Healthy, Award-Winning Recipes: Olivado Natural Nutrition and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) recently announced the winners of the "2007 Olivado Avocado Oil Chef Quest: Celebrating Women Chefs" competition. For more information about Olivado and their culinary products, visit www.Olivado.com. Additional information about WCR can be found at www.WomenChefs.org.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
New Food Blog: Inside Living Food...A Raw Diet Diary of preparing every recipe from Roxanne Klein & Charlie Trotter's RAW in 12 weeks.  Live food is naturally anti-inflammatory, healing and super-energizing. See the gourmet dishes of this revolutionary way to eat. http://crudosummer.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
New Coffee Article: Where Staying Awake Means Staying Alive Many United States soldiers stationed in Iraq are currently facing shortages of caffeinated products and are seeking an easy solution to a state of fatigue.

Monday June 25, 2007
New Restaurant Review: South Beach/Miami Beach by Floridian Pamela Robin Brandt, who shares many of the "hot" spots with us.

Sunday, June 24, 2007
New Traveling with Kids Article: Elaine Sosa Labalme shares her experiences as she travels with her son Steven and contributes What's New at Disney's Theme Parks. This article is perfect for those traveling to either California or Florida this summer.

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Today is National Pink Day! How about a pink wine? Mumm Napa's Blanc de Noirs was just called impressive and elegant by Wine Enthusiast, and it has been getting all kinds of awards at wine competitions this year. If you prefer a Rosé sans bubbles, Fritz has a refreshing new releases that is beautifully floral with notes of peach and strawberry. These are great wines to drink chilled on a lazy summer day.

Friday, June 22, 2007
New Chocolate Article: Make Mine Chocolate contributor Stephanie Zonis shares A Primer on Fine Chocolates that includes a recipe for Wendy's Honey-Chocolate Sauce and her Chocolate Find of the Month is Capogiro Gelato Artisans in Philadelphia.

Thursday, June 21, 2007
New Cooking School Article: Italian Cooking Schools: Lessons from La Cucina There's nothing like combining business with pleasure. Jennie Schacht shows you where to go in Italy to get the most wonderful views and recipes.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Legal Ruling in Chicago: A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit June 12th that had sought to reverse the city's ban on the sale of foie gras, reported the Chicago Sun Times. The day the ban went into effect--Aug. 22--the Illinois Restaurant Association and local restaurant Allen's New American Cafe filed a lawsuit claiming the city's ban on the legally produced product violated the state's constitution. The ordinance applies to retailers as well. (Gourmet News)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Mendocino, California Wine Weekend: June 22-23 "Wine by the Sea"-- more than 60 Mendocino County growers and vintners will come together to showcase their wines at the first annual Wine by the Sea weekend. The weekend will begin with winemaker dinners at some of the Mendocino Coast’s best restaurants and will continue with wine tastings held throughout the village. The Gala Dinner & Wine Auction will follow a day of celebration for Mendocino County wine growers and vintners. Reservations for the weekend festivities can be made by contacting the Mendocino Winegrape and Wine Commission at mwa@mendowine.com or via telephone at 707-468-9886.

Monday, June 18, 2007
New Food Article: Anne Willan, leading authority on the cooking of France and its culinary history, cookbook author and La Varenne founder, brings us Pig Paradise in St. Aubin sur Yonne, France. Anne shares recipes for Side Dish Sauerkraut & Main Dish Sauerkraut.

Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Rhode Island, Restaurants by Linda Beaulieu includes 40 spots all over the state, including Providence, Newport, and Pawtucket.

Friday, June 15, 2007
New Food Article: Food for a Mountain Man Sam moves from downtown Philadelphia to the mountains of northwest Montana and Mom Betty Fussell shares recipes for Sam's Chicken Soup and Sam's Chili.

Thursday, June 14, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Healdsburg, California, Restaurants by Robin Barr Sussman showcases this small town in Sonoma County. Their thriving, hospitable Healdsburg Plaza remains one of the few examples of early California town planning in existence today and Robin's 32 restaurants prove that a lot goes on in this small town surrounded by Northern California wineries.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Native I Wang shares Queens, New York Restaurants. She arranged them in order of the subway stops from Manhattan for your traveling convenience. Choices span ethnic cuisine from Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, and Greek to an ice cream parlor and Chinese bakery.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Dallas Metroplex Restaurants by Robin Barr Sussman covers over 40 spots in the ever-changing Dallas restaurant scene. From Mexican food to seafood to steak houses, Dallas has it all.

Monday, June 11, 2007
Wine Auction: The Napa Valley Vintners' Auction Napa Valley charity wine auction concluded June 10th, raising more than $9.8 million during the annual four-day event, for health care, youth services and affordable housing non-profits.  Now in its twenty-seventh year and appropriately themed "The American Classic," the event was again the quintessential Napa Valley experience. Enjoy the Auction Napa Valley 2007 Photo Gallery.

Sunday, June 10, 2007
New Travel Article: Wynn Las Vegas and Steve Wynn are Great Bets Monty & Sara Preiser rave about the rooms, staff, casino, and spa at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel but especially the myriad of restaurants on the property. Expect to be dazzled!

Saturday, June 9, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Santa Cruz, California, Restaurants by Karen S. Petersen showcases 22 restaurants covering the Santa Cruz Wharf & Beach Street, Downtown Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Eastside and the Santa Cruz Harbor.

Friday, June 8, 2007
World Ocean Day: Seas the Day at our "World Ocean Day Celebration"Saturday, June 9 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. "Most of our earth is ocean—about 70 percent, in fact. Home to creatures great and small and a source of endless mystery, oceans feed our bodies and our souls. Join us as we celebrate this awesome ecosystem during our first ever World Ocean Day Celebration."

Thursday, June 7, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Marin County, California's Top Fifty Favorite Places to Eat by Karen Leland has just been posted. Just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin boasts many wonderful choices.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
New Traveling-with-Kids Article: Weekending with the Kids: The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida by Elaine Sosa Labalme. Steven had fun at the pool, with the fluffy pillows on the beds and at the Cascade, the Biltmore's poolside eatery.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
New Spirits Article: Acquiring a Liquor License: A Tonic for The Philharmonic The behind the scene story of the licensing of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles by Jon C. Mejia.

Monday, June 4, 2007
New Travel Article: In Praise of the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland
Travel writer Keith Allan visits the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. The hotel sits on the hallowed 17th Road Hole and is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Sunday, June 3, 2007
New Recipe: Sally posts her favorite Cranberry Fruit Nut Bread recipe. Don't miss this delicious quick bread made in a loaf pan.

Saturday, June 2, 2007
New Travel Article: A Scottish House Party at Kinnaird in Scotland "This is a lovely country house hotel in Perthshire, Scotland where we had a very interesting couple of nights," says travel writers and photographers Keith Allan & Lynne Gray.

Friday, June 1, 2007
June eNewsletter: Sally rings in the month with her eNewsletter. This one contains a 20% discount on a cooking class and an offer for free tea!

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