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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
2007 Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch pocket guide update: How often do you think Seafood Watch recommendations are updated? Once, twice per year? For those who said twice, you're right! They update and print pocket guides once at the beginning of the year and later, mid-year. But remember, you can visit their website anytime to see the latest recommendations and download the pocket guides. Or call the toll free number (877) 229-9990.

Monday, July 30, 2007
New Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts: Furthering its national reputation as a leader in culinary education, New England Culinary Institute (NECI) is debuting its bachelor’s degree in culinary arts. In response to the explosion of interest in culinary careers, this program opens the door to high school graduates, career-changers and industry professionals looking to further their education or give their careers a powerful boost and earn a notable degree in an exciting and expanding field. For more information on NECI’s bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, visit www.neci.edu, or call 877-223-6324.

Sunday, July 29, 2007
New Restaurant Review: New Orleans, Louisiana by Marcelle Bienvenu brings us up to date on the latest happenings in the Big Easy, one of America's great restaurant cities.

Saturday, July 28, 2007
Raw Food Blog: Raw Summer by Maurine Killough--A Summer of Live Food Recipes - 52 recipes from Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein's RAW in 13 weeks...can she do it? Read the blog archives, current additions and enjoy the colorful photos that Maurine has created.

Friday, July 27, 2007
New Food Article: Summer Spice Cookbook author and La Varenne founder Anne Willan describes Garam Masala, Cajun Seasoning, Spicy Garlic Paste, Spicy Grilled Radicchio, Quail in a Basket, Chicken Satays, & Georgian Walnut Sauce (Satsivi).

Thursday, July 26, 2007
New Gelato Article: Gelato: Italy's Quintessential Outdoor Treat! "When in Rome, roam with a gelato," says cookbook author Jennie Schacht.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
New Travel Article: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is a Classic by Monty and Sara Preiser describes, in detail, this popular Auberge Resort outside of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Color photos included.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
New Restaurant Review: San Antonio, Texas, Restaurants by Robin Barr Sussman goes from Azuca to Zuni Grill and covers 35 spots in between.

Monday, July 23, 2007
New Book: Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew by business journalist Samuel Fromartz talks about the multibillion-dollar business of organic foods. Fromartz's portrait of the adolescent industry reveals that success has prompted an epic identity crisis. Big corporations like Kraft and General Mills own the bulk of the market, and half of all organic sales come from the largest 2% of farms, alienating those most committed to producing chemical-free fruits and vegetables on small family farms, and selling them locally.

Sunday, July 22, 2007
New Books: Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro by Pat Sinclair allows even absolute novices to prepare a wide array of delicious, healthy breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and more. In a warm, reassuring manner, Sinclair leads beginning bakers step-by-step through each of her over 100 recipes, thoroughly explaining each technique and direction.

Good Food For Good Times by Jamie Gwen, a regular on the Home Shopping Channel and author of three cookbooks. Her latest effort dishes up more than 100 recipes for 21 occasions, from birthday brunches to graduation parties. Gwen's recipes are simple, but she doesn't skimp on innovation.

Saturday, July 21, 2007
New Cooler Article: Tips on Packing Your Cooler by Sofia Romano, who has the popular website KeepYourCooler.com. Romano shares cooler tips for a day on the beach, the park, a sporting event or your favorite picnic. Three photos are included.

Friday, July 20, 2006
New Restaurant Review: Phoenix, Arizona by Rita Connelly showcases the fact that many of Phoenix’s best restaurants are found in the various resorts in the area. After all, with its amazing weather, breathtaking scenery and the laid-back and oh-so-modern lifestyle "The Valley of the Sun" lures countless visitors year round.

Thursday, July 19, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Sonoma Valley, California by Robin Barr Sussman covers this “Valley of the Moon” including Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Boyes Hot Springs and the town of Sonoma.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
New Cookbook: Prevention's Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes: Over 175 Delicious, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by award-winning author Linda Gassenheimer, who has applied her Mix 'n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes previous book formula to the latest USDA dietary guidelines. Gassenheimer, also the author of The Portion Plan, emphasizes portion control and more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and the result is a treasury of 150 enticing recipes, organized into a sensational 4-week meal plan. Recipes range from Asian to Mediterranean, from Tex-Mex to Caribbean, from breakfasts like Wild Mushroom Parmesan Omelet to show-stopping dinners like Sicilian Swordfish with Broccoli Linguine.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
New Cookbook: Honga's Lotus Petal by Honga Im Hopgood, owner of a favorite Telluride, Colorado restaurant. This venerable restaurant serves fresh Asian-influenced cuisine. Honga's menu combines flavors from Thailand, Japan, Bali, Korea, China, Vietnam, India, and even Polynesia to create a truly unique culinary perspective. Whether it's the sushi, curry, or vegetarian fare, the focus here is organic, natural, and hormone-free. From the tofu to the fish dishes to Honga's exquisite sauces, this book includes recipes for soups, salads, appetizers, main dishes, sushi, drinks, desserts, and more.

Monday, July 16, 2007
New Reference Book: Field Guide to Seafood: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fish and Shellfish at the Market by Aliza Green, who explains everything you need to know about different kinds of seafood, fish, and prepared fish: how to select them, prepare them, serve them, and more, with a recipe for every one. Beautiful full-color photography depicts carp, catfish, clams, eel, squid, and more than 100 other swimmers. Don't buy seafood without it!

Sunday, July 15, 2007
TIPS: The custom of tipping found its roots in the colorful tea gardens of eighteenth-century England. To help compensate servers, locked wooden boxes were placed on tables throughout the garden where tea was served, each inscribed with the letters T.I.P.S.--"to insure prompt service." It became convention to drop coins into the box as an added enticement to servers, and the custom has endured. (Tea Time)

Saturday, July 14, 2007
Happy Bastille Day!

Friday, July 13, 2007
A Request: For those of you who did not receive our July eNewsletter, please sign up again. We had some problems with our list server and want to make sure you don't miss our monthly eNewsletters. Sign up for the Sally's Place monthly eNewsletter for a chance to win free cookbooks--we give away two each month!

Thursday, July 12, 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 Morocco on My Plate in Marrakesh. Anne shares a recipe for Chicken Tajine with Green Olives.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Natalie MacLean
announces the launch of a free wine-and-food matcher at www.nataliemaclean.com/matcher. The interactive tool offers more than 360,000 pairings, including everyday meals as well as tough matches such as spicy dishes, vegetarian fare, egg-based sauces, dessert, and even potato chips (for those who like to layer their vices). Natalie, who has won five IACP Bert Greene Awards, is author of the bestseller Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass, which will be released in paperback this fall.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
New Wine Article: There is Just Lots Happening in our Wine World says It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser. Screw cap closures and tips for you if you are visiting the Napa Valley this summer are included.

Monday, July 9, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Atlanta, Georgia, Restaurants by Shelley Skiles Sawyer showcases 38 of Atlanta's finest places to dine.

Sunday, July 8, 2007
Wine & Food Festival: Yolo County, California; Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29. Discover the wines and foods of Yolo County--just over the hills from Napa and one of California's agricultural powerhouses. Sample seductive wines in a walk-around tasting while nibbling on appetizers; pair wines with Yolo's famous organic vegetables, fruits and meats in cooking demonstrations and panel tastings; experience the "Taste the Terroir" soil bar; and participate in a "Sensory Evaluation of Heirloom Tomatoes." End the weekend with a multi-course Village Feast served in the garden, featuring Yolo County organic lamb, heirloom tomatoes and wines. For reservations call 707.259.1600.

Saturday, July 7, 2007
San Francisco, California Recipes: 86 Recipes San Francisco, edited by Sally's Place contributor GraceAnn Walden, is a collection of authentic San Francisco recipes straight from professional kitchens to your home. Inspired by the traditional recipe box, it contains 86 individual recipe cards which feature some of the best restaurants in the city. Every recipe maintains the chef’s original intentions, giving the collection a wide range of flavors, ingredients and techniques. $24.99

Friday, July 6, 2007
St. Louis, Missouri Wine Festival: The First Annual Norton Wine Festival will be held at Forest Park History Museum on Saturday, September 8, 2007. Wine and food lovers are invited to celebrate and taste America’s oldest contribution to wine production, dating back to the vineyards at Monticello. Wineries from 12 states will be represented at the Norton Wine Festival, as well as 25 of the top Norton producers from across the country. 

Thursday, July 5, 2007
New Restaurant Review: Miami, Florida by Miami-based Pamela Robin Brandt. Just in time for your summer vacation.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007
New Wine Article: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser share A Writer’s Good Fortune is a Distributor Tasting. In it they focus on one of the country’s top distributors Stacole Fine Wines, based in Boca Raton, FL and a wine and dinner cruise they attended. They categorize the wines tasted into: Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful, Worth a Try and Disappointing.

Monday, July 2, 2007
A Request: For those of you who did not receive our July eNewsletter, please go in and sign up again. We had some problems with our list server and want to make sure you don't miss our monthly eNewsletters. Sign up for the Sally's Place monthly eNewsletter for a chance to win free cookbooks--we give away two each month!

Sunday, July 1, 2007
July eNewsletter: Sally brings in the month with her eNewsletter. This one announces a new free monthly cookbook drawing and a $5.00 discount from Christopher Bean Coffee Company, who has just introduced 3 delicious new Flavored Coffees!

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