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by Sally Bernstein

Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at Sally's Place, we thank you for joining us this year as we continue to explore the finest food and beverages, traveling the world, exploring all things culinary.

Happy Holidays, and all our very best wishes for the New Year,

—from Everyone at Sally's Place

Monday, December 22, 2008
New Wine Article: The Napa Valley Vintners Take on Climate Change by Monty and Sara Preiser focuses on a meeting of more than 100 vintners that studied the group's ongoing Climate Study Task Force. A top-notch panel of climate experts assembled to speak about this global problem and its local impact.

Sunday, December 21, 2008
2009 Travel: Donna Sullivan of Sullivan's Custom Tours is offering “GERMAN CUISINE & COOKING” to Berlin in coordination with Slow Food and a fun Girls Getaway to Sicily in June.

Saturday, December 20, 2008
New Wine Article: The Marketing of Wine Phrases by Monty and Sara Preiser includes an explanation of Estate Bottled, Estate Wine and Reserve.

Friday, December 19, 2008
New Premier Chef's Cookbook: Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide by Thomas Keller, America's most respected chef, explains why this foolproof technique, which involves cooking at precise temperatures below simmering, yields results that other culinary methods cannot. Keller is the famed chef-proprietor of The French Laundry and Per Se restaurants.

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Diana's Desserts Newsletter: This Holiday Edition 2008 includes wonderful recipes for Hanukkah (Braided Apple Challah), Christmas (Roasted Chestnuts), Kwanzaa (Holiday Coconut Cake), and New Years Eve (Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese)...and these are just a few of Diana's many desserts, all of which are accompanied by color photographs.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sally's Place Contributor's New Book: Whole Grains for Busy People: Fast, Flavor-Packed Meals and More for Everyone by Lorna Sass, author of the James Beard award-winning Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way. Check out Going with the Grain, Lorna's work on Sally's Place.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Need a Fabulous Last Minute Gift? Adopt a Truffle Oak and gain not only the exciting possibility of your own truffles but also a piece of tranquil French woodland and an entrée to the cuisine, countryside and heritage of Le Gers. In the heart of Gascony...

Monday, December 15, 2008
New Wine Article: A Wine Classic That Lives Up To Its Name by Monty and Sara Preise showcases The Central Coast Wine Classic in California.

Sunday, December 14, 2008
New Christmas Markets of Northern Germany article: Barbara Gibbs Ostmann delights in the over 2,500 Christmas markets in Germany. She details the markets in Lubeck, Bremen, Celle, and Hamburg. A recipe for Mulled Wine is included.

Saturday, December 13, 2008
Christmas 'Plum' Article: Christmas Dried Fruits by Betty Fussell includes a recipe for Apricot-Almond Tart and Brandied Prunes.

Friday, December 12, 2008
Christmas Indian Article: Christmas Indian-Style by Laxmi Hiremath includes recipes for Mixed Nuts and Dried Fruits Curry and Fragrant Cauliflower with Purple Poppy Seeds.

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Christmas in Quebec: Barbara Gibbs Ostmann says if you are dreaming of a white Christmas, Quebec, Canada, is the place to go.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
World Wines Exclusively Tasted By Women: Women and Wines of the World International Competition, Monaco, April 22-23, 2009.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
New Wine & Travel Article: My Napa Connection- Jon and son Jon Rusciano visit Ludwig's Fine Wine & Spirits in San Anselmo, California and wineries in the Napa Valley.

Monday, December 8, 2008
dineLA Restaurant Week Returns in 2009: LA INC., American Express and the LA restaurant community have announced that dineLA Restaurant Week will return to Los Angeles in 2009. Taking place Jan. 25-30 and Feb. 1-6, 2009, dineLA Restaurant Week is the largest countywide food event of the year that allows guests to sample many different types of cuisine, dining neighborhoods and restaurants.

Sunday, December 7, 2008
Symposium for Professional Food Writers 2009 Dates: Save May 11th--15th to attend this annual symposium at the famous Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The 2009 speakers will include Symposium Founder Antonia Allegra, David Joachim, Ann Taylor Pittman, Steve Dolinsky, Bill LeBlond, Michael Ruhlman, Don Fry, Sydny Miner, Amelia Saltsman, Martha Holmberg, Andrea Nguyen, Andrew Schloss, Dianne Jacob, Russ Parsons, and Judith Weber.

Saturday, December 6, 2008
A Great Loss: COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, California has closed its doors. Siting financial reasons, the center, largely funded by the late Robert Mondavi, has seem hard financial times since it opened in 2001.

Friday, December 5, 2008
New Baking & Bread Cookbooks: Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook: Recipes from America's Favorite Cooking Contest by Pillsbury Editors and The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread: Cakes, Cookies, Bars, Pastries and More from New York City's Favorite Bakery by Amy Scherber & Toy Kim Dupree. Both of these books offer detailed tips and techniques to help you perfect your baking skills.

Thursday, December 4, 2008
New Unique Chocolate Book: Chocolat by Stéfan Lagorce comes in a sumptuous package with a delicate-looking foil cover and a deep brown slip-sleve with golden text. Lagorce's generously-sized chocolate bar shares four principles of chocolate tasting and 40 recipes.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Charleston Food + Wine Festival: Save March 5th to March 8th, 2009 to attend this fourth annual festival that includes more than 50 events throughout the weekend. Indulge in the unique flavor of Lowcountry South Carolina-style and enjoy the delights of top chefs, authors, and wine professionals. 843.727.9998

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
New Travel Article: A Wedding, a Zoo and a Royal Burgh in Scotland Visited in a Volvo V70 Keith Allan and Lynne Gray visited the Edinburgh Zoo and Culross in Fife after their daughter's wedding in Northumberland.

Monday, December 1, 2008
December eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features Great Holiday Gift Ideas and 19 cookie recipes for your Cookie Swap!

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