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by Sally Bernstein

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tainted Foods: On July 17th the Food and Drug Administration lifted its six-week warning to consumers to avoid certain raw tomatoes. Now the FDA is warning consumers not to eat fresh jalapeno peppers grown, harvested or packed in Mexico or foods containing them. Salmonella Saintpaul is the current culprit.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wild Salmon from California, Oregon not available in 2008: The Pacific Fishery Management Council closed the commercial salmon fisheries in California and Oregon for the 2008 fishing season. The reason? Despite managers' best efforts, populations of chinook and coho salmon are at historically low levels. For more information: Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Origin of Lobster Newburg: Lobster served in a sauce made of cream, butter, cognac, eggs, sherry and cayenne pepper was created in 1876 by Chef Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City. A sea captain named Wenburg brought this recipe from the West Indies. Ranhofer and Wenburg had a falling out and the name was changed to Newburg.

Monday, July 28, 2008
New England Food & Wine Festival: 3rd Annual Foxwoods Food & Wine Festival will be held September 26th-28th. Join more than 50 celebrated chefs in Ledyard, CT for this event.

Sunday, July 27, 2008
New Travel Article: Sampling Valle d'Aosta's Sky-High Italian Cuisine: Toni Lydecker enjoys spectacular scenery, towns rich in history and charm, extensive hiking trails and parklands.

Saturday, July 26, 2008
Dining in the Pacific Northwest: Sally will be teaching a Dining in the Pacific Northwest cooking class at Great News! Cooking School in San Diego, California on Saturday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m. Recipes will include: Radicchio Salad with Blue Cheese & Peppered Hazelnuts; Spicy Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Coulis; Baked Halibut Stuffed with Smoked Salmon on a Bed of Spinach; Wild King Salmon with Macerated Cherries & Smoked Almond Beurre Noisette; Mixed Oregon Berries with Creamy Mascarpone Cheese. $49; 858-270-1582

Friday, July 25, 2008
Facts About Corn: There is one stand of silk for each kernel and each ear of corn has about 600 kernels, arranged in bands of 14 to 16.

Thursday, July 24, 2008
Los Angeles, California Madame Tussauds Unveiling: Madame Tussauds Wax Museums recently revealed the details of their newest attraction, 44,000-square-foot, $55 million, three-story building Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Located in the heart of Hollywood adjacent to Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood is scheduled to open in summer 2009 as the first Madame Tussauds to be built from the ground up in the 200-year history of the company.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
California Wine Event: Michael~David Winery in Lodi will transform into a Caribbean paradise with live reggae music, Jamaican food, wine tasting and special performances for their sixth annual Reggae and Rhône celebration on August 16th from 6:00-9:30PM. With a full sit down dinner, exclusive wine tasting and fire eaters, this year’s festivities are sure to be one of Lodi’s most lively wine events. 209-368-7384

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
New Wine Article: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser showcase Trinchero Napa Valley, Toquade, Trinitas Cellars and Ballentine Vineyards in If You Haven't Been To These Wineries Before...

Monday, July 21, 2008
Origin of the Po-Boy Sandwiches: A baguette filled with meat and oftentimes shrimp was created in 1929 by Benny and Clovis Martin of Martin Brother's Grocery in New Orleans. Louisiana's variation on the submarine sandwich was first made to feed picketers during a street-car strike.

Sunday, July 20, 2008
Books That Aren't Cookbooks: Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark and M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens by Joan Reardon.

Saturday, July 19,2008
Origin of the Reuben Sandwich: Corned beef, Thousand Island dressing, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese served on toasted dark rye bread was created in 1937 by Reuben Kulakofsky and first served at the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. Reuben made this sandwich while playing poker with Charles Shimmel, owner of the Blackstone Hotel. It was so popular that it was added to the hotel's menu.

Friday, July 18, 2008
New Cookbook: International Cuisine by The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is an 864 page tome for students, professional chefs, and serious home chefs. It shows how the history, geography, religion and ingredients of a particular region influence different cuisines.

Thursday, July 17, 2008
New Cookbooks: The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook: Danyel Couet's Guide to the City's Ethnic Cuisines by Danyel Couet and Bistros and Brasseries: Recipes and Reflections on Classic Cafe Cooking by The Culinary Institute of America. France never tasted so good!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
New Food Article: 2008 Fancy Food Show: Linda Gassenheimer’s Favorite Finds covers the specialty and gourmet food industry from the recent New York City show at the Jacob Javits Center.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
New Wine Article: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser-Sterling Vineyards – The Sky is the Limit talk about one of the more spectacular places to visit in the Napa Valley.

Monday, July 14, 2008
Happy Bastille Day!

Sunday, July 13, 2008
Origin of the Bellini: The Bellini turns 60 years old this year. Originally created in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, the long-drink cocktail quickly went from a seasonal favorite at the famed establishment to a popular drink at its New York location and beyond. Bellini's include white peach puree, raspberry puree and chilled Prosecco.

Saturday, July 12, 2008
Origin of Saltwater Taffy: Taffy dates back more than 1,000 years but in the 1840s, traditional taffy and taffy making had migrated to the United States. When a boardwalk taffy shop flooded the owner dubbed his product saltwater taffy and the name has stuck ever since. By the 1920s there were more than 450 companies manufacturing saltwater taffy.

Friday, July 11, 2008
New Cookbook: Fish Without a Doubt: The Cook's Essential Companion by Rick Moonen (of Rick Moonen's RM Seafood in Las Vegas) & Roy Finamore is comprehensive, friendly and indispensable with more than 250 simple and delicious recipes. More than 90 step-by-step photos and hundreds of useful tips make this book essential.

Thursday, July 10, 2008
Origin of Eggs Benedict: English muffin topped with ham or bacon, poached egg and hollandaise was created in 1894 by Chef Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City. A customer named Mrs. LeGrand Benedict asked Ranhofer to make her something new and exciting.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Origin of Brownies: Flat square of rich, fudgy, chocolate cake was though to have been created in 1892 at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton as an elegant dessert for a ladies' luncheon.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
New Traveling with Kids Article: What's New at Family-Friendly Destinations by Elaine Sosa Labalme covers Walt Disney World, Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and more.

Monday, July 7, 2008
New Wine Article: Hunting Down Some Killer Big Reds (and 1 Great White) by Wine Contributors Monty and Sara Preiser showcases Provenance, Martin Estate, Quintessa and Varozza.

Sunday, July 6, 2008
Origin of Parker House Rolls: Oval-shaped buttery bread rolls with a crease down the center were created in the 1870's in the Parker House Hotel in Boston. The dough was folded in half before being baked.

Saturday, July 5, 2008
Origin of Buffalo Wings: Chicken wings fried and tossed in cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter was created in 1964 by Teressa and Frank Bellisimo, owners of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Created by Teressa to satisfy her son's hungry friends, this treat quickly spread to the rest of the U.S.

Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2008
New Chocolate Article: Make Mine Chocolate by Stephanie Zonis showcases Brownies---An American Original. Stephanie researched brownies and gives us their history as well as a Brownie Mix for her Recipe of the Month.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
New Chinese Recipes: Contributor and cookbook author Dorothy Huang has added to her list of recipes: Pan-Fried Tofu with Sesame Dressing, Sesame Chicken (Return of the Phoenix), Shrimp in Endive Boats and Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
July eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features new contributor Linda Gassenheimer and the latest on Sally's Alaska Glacier Bay Discovery Cruise.

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