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by Sally Bernstein

Friday, November 30, 2007
Holiday Drink Books: Whether you prefer wine, beer or cocktails, here are a few book choices. New Classic Winemakers of California: Conversations by Steve Heimoff; Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle and In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks by Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, proprietors of Commander's Palace in New Orleans.

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Great Holiday Gift Idea: Designer Ashley Ashoff exclusive hand-made gift ideas: scarves, pocket squares, etc.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Free Gifts: Each weekday from now to December 21 the GlamNest blog will feature and give away one great gift worth giving or receiving this holiday season. Selected by food, wine, and travel writer Erika Lenkert, the items up for grabs range from $50 to $750 and include fantastic finds for him, her, and the home.

Monday, November 26, 2007
Festive Holiday Baking: Diana's Desserts Newsletter covers the Holiday Season including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Years Eve. As always, Diana's recipes and photos will entice you.

Thursday, November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving! Just in case: holiday cooking hot lines--Foster Farms Turkey: fosterfarms.com; King Arthur Flour Co.'s Bakers Hotline: 802.649.3717 or email: bakers@kingarthurflour.com; Nestle Toll House Baking: 800.637.8537; Ocean Spray: 800.662.3263; U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry: 888.674.6854 or www.fsis.usda.gov/.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Coffee Offer: Take the Taste Challenge! Buy 2 Bags of Coffee, Get 2 Bags Free! Stop drinking stale, store bought coffee and start experiencing the fresh taste that only our Roasted-to-Order process can produce. Take the Taste Challenge!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Cookbooks Make Great Gifts: Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich; The New New Southern Basics: Traditional Southern Food for Today by Martha Stamps; and Food: The History of Taste by Paul Freedman.

Monday, November 19, 2007
Hanukkah Comes Early: The first light is Tuesday after sundown on December 4th. Get recipehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2.gif ideas from Hanukkah by Louise Fiszer. Don't miss her Potato Latkes. Also, a new cookbook, QUICK & KOSHER: Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing by Jamie Geller features traditional Chanukah recipeshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2.gif as well as a suggested Chanukah menu.

Sunday, November 18, 2007
Cookbooks Make Great Gifts: Here are a few more new books sure to delight. A Passion for Bakingby Marcy Goldman; Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining by Chuck Williams; COOK WITH JAMIE: MY GUIDE TO MAKING YOU A BETTER COOKby Jamie Oliver and Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guideby Paul Gregutt.

Saturday, November 17, 2007
Fifteenth Annual Napa Valley, California Mustard Festival, 2008-A Sensational Season of Wine Country Events: Celebrate Napa Valley's unique agricultural and cultural bounty during the 15th annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival, February 2 through March 29, 2008. More than 500 restaurantshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2.gif, caterers, wineries, mustard and gourmet companies, artists, and sponsors will present their finest products throughout the Sensational Season of Events. For tickets and information, call 707.938.1133, or visit the Festival website at www.mustardfestival.org.

Friday, November 16, 2007
New Kids Article: Traveling with Kids by Elaine Sosa Labalme takes Steven and his parents to Cleveland, Ohio, a Kid-Friendly Zone.

Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wine Arrival: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns like Romanèche-Thorins, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
2008 Writer's Workshop: The Symposium for Professional Food Writers will be held March 30 - April 3, 2008 at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The workshop is for professional food writers and editors only, limited to 90 attendees. For more information, www.greenbrier.com/foodwriters; 800-624-6070 or food_writers@greenbrier.com.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Thanksgiving Recipes: Want some new recipe ideas for Thanksgiving? Lou Seibert Pappas shares A Thanksgiving Feast, which includes Apricot, Cherry, and Pistachio-Crowned Brie; Focaccia Sunburst; Smoked Salmon and Chevre Bruschetta; Endive with Scallops and Curry Sauce; Barbecued Turkey; Roast Yams with Macadamia Nuts and Roast Red Onions and Garlic; Italian Swiss Chard Stuffing; Lemon Kiwi Fruit Tart; Hazelnut Rum Cake and Cranberry Apple Tart.

Monday, November 12, 2007
New Kids Article: Traveling with Kids by Elaine Sosa Labalme takes Steven and his parents to the Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Sunday, November 11, 2007
Cookbooks Make Great Gifts: Here are a few new books sure to delight. Talk with Your Mouth Full: The Hearty Boys Cookbook by Dan Smith & Steve McDonagh of Food Network fame; A Traveller's Wine Guide to France by Christopher Fielden; The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment by Jill Nussinow; and Mission: Cook!: My Life, My Recipes, and Making the Impossible Easy by Robert Irvine, as seen on the Food Network.

Saturday, November 10, 2007
New Whole Food Market in Pasadena, California: Loaded with in-store dining options, Whole Foods Market Inc.'s regional flagship store opened recently. The two-story, 76,770-square-foot store is the grocer's largest natural and organic supermarket West of the Rockies, offering an increased selection of products and additional in-store dining options such as a seafood bar, wine and tapas lounge, Asian and Italian eateries. (Gourmet e-News)

Friday, November 9, 2007
What Do You Mean Pumpkin Doesn't Grow in Cans? from Thanksgiving 101: Celebrate America's Favorite Holiday with America's Thanksgiving Expert by Rick Rodgers. Need I say more?

Thursday, November 8, 2007
Mr. Bad Food/Mrs. Good Food: Food Columnists John McGran and Becky Billingsley's entertaining article covers Frozen Meals. Enjoy their individual take on frozen food products.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
New Travel Article: Crystal Cruising Travel writers and photographers Keith Allan & Lynne Gray cruise the Crystal Serenity out of Southampton heading for Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Monte Carlo and Italy.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Culinary Tours: Join Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways for unique, educational and fun culinary experiences in Napa Valley, Paris and Provence.  You’ll cook together using the finest in fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, learn more about sea salts, chocolate and artisan cheeses, dine in spectacular private settings and in local restaurants, and experience the culture in these beautiful locations.   For more information, visit  www.culinarygetaways.com.

Monday, November 5, 2007
New Travel Article: Brighton Hotel Du Vin has the Best Waitress in Town: "She is French, her name is Sabrina, and she comes from Cannes," says travel writers and photographers Keith Allan & Lynne Gray.

Sunday, November 4, 2007
Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California to Open Expanded "Splash Zone: Ocean Homes" Exhibit: Next March 17, 2008 the best family exhibits at the nation’s No. 1 family aquarium will get bigger and better than ever with the opening of the revamped and expanded “Splash Zone: Ocean Homes” galleries. Get information online at www.montereybayaquarium.org or by calling (831) 648-4888.

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Oxbow Public Market in Napa, California: The market is nearing completion. The entire market opens early December, with Taylor's Refresher among the first to open. Watch this space for the date and more information.

Friday, November 2, 2007
Ethnic Trade Show: KosherFest, All Asian Expo, and Comida Latina will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City November 12th and 13th. Visit allasiafoodexpo.com, expo-comida-latina.com or kosherfest.com or call 207-842-5504 for more information. (Gourmet e-News)

Thursday, November 1, 2007
November eNewsletter: Sally brings in the holiday month of November with her eNewsletter, which announces a Free Cooking Class Drawing from Janet Dresser, RN and certified chef, who gives hands-on healthy cooking classes in California. And to find out more about the free monthly cookbook giveaways, click here.

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