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Thursday, January 31, 2008
California Festival: Fifteenth Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival Starts this Weekend--A Sensational Season of Wine Country Events. Mustard Season Calendar of Events & Tickets.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Chocolate Book: The Chocolate Therapist , a delicious book by Julie Pech, is a user's guide to the extraordinary health benefits of chocolate. The book is entertaining and also offers remedies for a world of ailments. Contact Julie through her website: thechocolatetherapist.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Healthy Cookbook: How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis: More Than 200 Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love by Brenda Roscher, who explains and outlines the unique dietary needs of people with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Monday, January 28, 2008
New Travel Books: Fodor's in Focus new travel guides are compact guidebooks that focus on a single destination, such as: Fodor's In Focus Savannah & Charleston, Fodor's In Focus Puerto Rico, Fodor's In Focus Los Cabos and Fodor's In Focus Aruba. Think about 180 page books written by local writers.

Sunday, January 27, 2008
Whole Foods Markets Nixes Plastic Bags Chain-Wide: As of Earth Day, April 22, the natural and organic grocer Whole Foods said it will end the use of disposable plastic grocery bags at all of its 270 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The grocer will continue to offer recycled paper bags and encourages shoppers to bring their own bags by offering a refund. (Gourmet News)

Saturday, January 26, 2008
Free Admission in Napa: COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California is offering free general admission in January and February thanks to COPIA’s Corporate Sponsors.  For information: http://www.copia.org/ or 888.512.6742.

Friday, January 25, 2008
Chocolate Festival: 3rd Annual Austin Texas Chocolate Festival- join Fat Turkey Chocolate Company and the Arthur Murray Dance Studio for the 3rd Annual Austin Texas Chocolate Festival March 7th - 9th 2008.

Thursday, January 24, 2008
New Restaurant Review: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by local contributor Elaine Sosa Labalme highlights the best of the best!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wine Event: The 3rd Annual L’Chaim  Vintner's Celebration will be held in the Napa Valley June 20th-22nd. This celebration of wine, cuisine, camaraderie and history to include 40 Jewish vintners. For information: SANDIHYMAN@COMCAST.NET or 707-968-9944.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Food & Wine Event: BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival will be held February 28--March 2 and will combine the city's best culinary experiences into one spectacular weekend. For information: 843.722.5566

Monday, January 21, 2008
New Mr. Bad Food/Mrs. Good Food Article by John McGran & Becky Billingsley: Tailgate Tushies tells about Totino’s Mega Pizza Rolls and Corazonas Heart Healthy Chips. Guess which one we should be eating. Think Super Bowl next Sunday.

Sunday, January 20, 2008
New CIA: The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York announced that the Center for Foods of the Americas (CFA) in San Antonio, Texas has officially become the third campus of the culinary college. With this news, the Center for Foods of the Americas will officially be renamed The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio. For information, visit www.ciachef.edu or call 1-800-888-7850.

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Escoffier Event: From February 8-10 in Colorado Springs, CO, The BROADMOOR presents the 6th Annual "Salute to Escoffier" Weekend, highlighted by cooking demos, a wine seminar,  and the Grand Buffet honoring the cuisine that Escoffier made famous. Funds will go to the Education Fund of the Colorado Restaurant Association and The BROADMOOR's Culinary Training Program and Scholarship Fund. Call 800-634-7711.

Friday, January 18, 2008
Top Texas Tourist Destination: The Texas Tourism Commission says the San Antonio Riverwalk, a scenic, beautifully landscaped two-mile-plus stretch of the San Antonio River waterfront that features many hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, shopping centers and businesses, is the Lone Star State's number-one tourist destination. (Sante, November, 2007)

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Chocolate News: Campbell Soup Co. agreed to sell its Godiva Chocolatier business for $850 million to Yildiz Holding AS, a diversified food company based in Istanbul, Turkey. Campbell wants to focus on its soup and baked-snack businesses. (Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
IACP Conference: Rhythm on the Plate is the theme of the 30th annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the home of the very first conference 30 years ago. The dates are April 15-19, 2008. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Win a Free Cookbook: Every week one lucky eNewsletter subscriber will win a free cookbook! Don't miss out on the excitement at Sally's Place. It's easy to get started. If you would like to be eligible to win a free cookbook and aren't already signed up to receive Sally's eNewsletter, via email, you can do so here.

Newly Updated Restaurant Review: Napa Valley, California by Monty Preiser, who says, "you won't dine much better or with much more consistency anywhere."

Monday, January 14, 2008
Sally's Cooking Class: Sally will be teaching a cooking class entitled "Fresh Market Foods" in San Diego, California at the Great News! Cooking School on Friday January 18th at 6 p.m. Come join the fun and learn Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Almonds and Blue Cheese; Grilled Honey-Caper Shrimp; Beef Tenderloin Filet with Madeira Green Peppercorn Sauce; Lentils with Butternut Squash and Walnuts; Scharffen Berger Bananas Foster.

Sunday, January 13, 2008
New Kids Travel Article: Traveling with Kids by Elaine Sosa Labalme takes Steven and his parents to Weekending with the Kids: Hershey, Pennsylvania or "The Sweetest Place on Earth."

Saturday, January12, 2008
New Wine Article: Mendocino: Wine, Romance, and So Much More by It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser, who wax poetic about “where the sky meets the sea” in this village on the north coast of California.

Friday, January 11, 2008
New Travel Article: Discovering Brontë Country in a Volvo XC90 Travel writers and photographers Keith Allan & Lynne Gray enjoy Haworth Parsonage, home and now shrine to the three Brontë sisters---Charlotte, Emily and Anne of Wuthering Heights fame.

Thursday, January 10, 2008
New Food Article: Solo Cooking with an Italian Accent by Toni Lydecker tells of Shirred Egg with Olive Oil, to Warm a Winter Night. The fall harvest Italian olive oil showcases shirred eggs at both breakfast and dinner.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
New Spice Article: Cloves Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of cloves and a recipe for Garam Masala.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
January eNewsletter: Sally rings in the new year with her eNewsletter, which features discounts in California for both San Francisco history-food tours and Mendocino room rates.

Monday, January 7, 2008
New Wine Article: Who Makes Wine Mirrors Other Advancements by It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser discusses ethnic groups in America who make wine.

Sunday, January 6, 2008
New Flour Product: Culinary professionals have recently found that mesquite bean flour adds a delightfully soft cinnamon, café mocha type aroma and flavor to chocolate chip cookies (http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000398.html). The flour is USDA organic, Kosher, high in fiber, gluten free and available from Casa de Fruta (www.casadefruta.com) for retail and bulk sales. For technical information contact Peter_Felker@hotmail.com

Saturday, January 5, 2008
New Food Article: Tomato Time "Heinz seems proud to boast of 57 varieties of ketchup, but did you realize that there are actually 10,000 varieties of tomatoes?" asks Mary Bloch.

Friday, January 4, 2008
New Wine Article: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser showcase Provenance Vineyards, Hollywood & Vine, Lancaster Estate and hope & grace wines in this Winery Round-Up.

Thursday, January 3, 2008
New Travel Article: Timeshares Will Take You Around the World by Jennifer Lynn. Timeshares make traveling the world simple, and you can either purchase a membership with a vacation club or rent.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
New Mr. Bad Food Article by John McGran: Top 10 Hints That I Need a Diet by Mr. Bad Food a.k.a. John McGran.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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