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by Sally Bernstein

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
New Chocolate Article: The Mavericks of American Chocolate by Stephanie Zonis, who waxes poetic about chocolate-makers. These hardy souls manufacture the actual bean-to-bar chocolate and are small-scale producers based solely in the United States.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Women Chefs Turn Up the Heat on Ovarian Cancer! May 15th at the Luxe Hotel in Bel-Air (Los Angeles) Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will sponsor a fundraiser. Join noted chefs, sommeliers and restaurateurs for a sumptuous dinner to benefit the Alliance, an organization whose mission is to conquer one of the deadliest cancer killers among women. Click for details.

Monday, April 28, 2008
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
Rancho La Puerta's New Spa Program: One hour drive from San Diego, California in Tecate, Mexico, Rancho La Puerta is offering Saturdays at the Ranch. This one day includes a cooking class in their new school and fitness and spa activities. $175 per person; 877.440.7778

Saturday, April 26, 2008
It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser: Rocca on a Rampage tells of Napa’s Rocca Family Vineyards being selected by the prestigious California “Vintner’s Club” as one of 12 Cabernet Sauvignons to be judged in Bordeaux by a panel of French experts. Rocca’s 2002 Yountville ($55) was awarded first place. Rocca is producing Reds that are robust with elegance, fruit driven with balance, and (at least for now) more affordably priced than most if their competitors (being defined as those offering like quality wines).

Friday, April 25, 2008
"Texas Treats" Cooking Class: Sally will be teaching a "Texas Treats" cooking class at Great News! Cooking School in San Diego, California on Saturday, May 3rd. Recipes will include: Frozen Margaritas, Shrimp & Crab Cocktail (Texas Style), King Ranch Chicken, Texas Caesar Salad, From-Scratch Buttermilk Biscuits, and Homemade Peach Cobbler. $49; 1-888-478-2433

Thursday, April 24, 2008
International Association of Culinary Professionals 2008 Cookbook Awards Winners: Winners were announced at the 2008 IACP Awards Ceremony, on Friday, April 18 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Newly Updated Restaurant List: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Elaine Sosa Labalme.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 21, 2008
New Coffee/Chocolate Products: Starbucks Coffee Company has teamed up with the Hershey Company to create the line of Starbucks Chocolate inspired by the coffee company's coffees, Tazo teas and other coffeehouse flavors. (GourmetNews.com)

Sunday, April 20, 2008
Women's Culinary Conference: Women Chef's & Restaurateurs will hold their 2008 WCR National Conference September 20-22, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Saturday, April 19, 2008
Mendocino County Celebrates Earth Day: In Mendocino County, California, America's Greenest Wine Region, Earth Day is everyday. This year, on the official Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd, the Mendocino Winegrape & Wine Commission celebrates the increasing acceptance of green practices while embracing its own green heritage.

Friday, April 18, 2008
New  Cookbook: Things Cooks Love: Implements, Ingredients, Recipes by Marie Simmons. This is the first of Sur La Table’s new cookbook series. Unlike any cookbook on the market today, it offers comprehensive advice on kitchenware. Simmons not only shows exactly how to use the equipment but also shares 125 recipes inspired by the tools. Simmons also branches out to an international array of essentials for Asian, Mexican, French, Indian, Iberian, and Moroccan kitchens.

Thursday, April 17, 2008
Diana's Desserts Newsletter: Diana showcases excellent recipes and photos for elebrating Passover, Eastern Orthodox Easter (Greek and Russian), Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser: Ice Wine is for All Seasons explains that ice wine is a wine made from grapes which have frozen on the vine. Primary producers are Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
New Cookbook: Sally's Place contributor Jennie Schacht has written another book, this time with San Francisco chef and host of Bay Café, a popular local TV cooking show, Joey Altman titled Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home. Altman & Schacht have included 120 easy-to-follow recipes ranging from cocktails to desserts that taste as if they came from your favorite restaurant.

Monday, April 14, 2008
IACP Cookbook Nominated in Two Categories: Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey: The Mediterranean Flavors of Sardinia by Efisio Farris showcases the lusty, muscular primal cuisine of Farris' ancestral Sardinia, including local ingredients and traditions. In more than 200 photographs, you will also witness the glorious countryside from the terraced mountains to the rugged coastline.

Sunday, April 13, 2008
New Restaurant Article: Eight Restaurants Not to Be Missed as You Travel the World by Walter Glaser takes us to Dubai, Moscow, Eurodisney, Melbourne, the Turkish Coast, St. Petersburg, Russia and Hampshire, England.

Saturday, April 12, 2008
New Food Article: Freezer Tips Mary Bloch shares her myriad of options for the freezer that many people have never contemplated.

Friday, April 11, 2008
Passover Wine Article: Don't Pass Over Hagafen Cellars by Monty and Sara Preiser answers four questions about these quality Kosher wines.

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Passover Recipes: Chopped Liver, Noodle Kugel, Sweet Potato & Prune Tzimmes, Crispy Matzoh Pancake, Mushroom Matzoh Lasagna and Apple Walnut Matzoh Kugel.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Passover Wine Article: Kosher Wines Are Not Just For Passover by Sara & Monty Preiser.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Vacation Homes & Condo Rentals: Skip the small hotel room and try renting a vacation home, cottage or condo. Vacation rentals offer more space and amenities, and can be more affordable than hotels, if you need more than one room for family or friends. Zonder.com makes booking vacation rentals easier than renting by owner. Just search for your vacation destination, enter your vacation dates, narrow your choices by rates, size and amenities, and book online.

Monday, April 7, 2008
Fancy Food Show: 54th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show will be held in New York City from June 29th to July 1st.

Sunday, April 6, 2008
Baking Cookbooks: Professional Baking by Wayne Gisslen is a revised and updated edition with a new chapter on baking for special diets, expanded and detailed information on ingredients and their use in baking, and new sections on sugar confections, as well as 100 new photographs. This book contains more than 775 classic and creative recipes. Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans contains recipes that are easy to follow and produce excellent results. The first chapter covers the basics: supplies, ingredients and mixing techniques and the entire book contains over 50 recipes.

Saturday, April 5, 2008
2008 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominees: Winners will be announced Sunday, June 8th in New York City. Call 212.925.0054 or email boxoffice@jamesbeard.org for more information.

Friday, April 4, 2008
World Tea Expo: May 30- June 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is North America’s largest and most important tea event of the year.

Thursday, April 3, 2008
New Travel Article: Have You Seen Tigers in the Wild? Walter Glaser visits Aman Resorts in the Rathambore National Park in India to see these graceful animals.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser: Spectacular Wines From Old and New Friends showcases Palmaz Vineyards in the Napa Valley and Ramey Wine Cellars in Healdsburg.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
April eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter is no April Fool's Joke. Check it out!

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