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by Sally Bernstein

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween!
Today also marks the end of Daylight Savings Time in the US & Canada, so remember to turn your clocks back one hour this evening.

Friday, October 30, 2009
New Cookbook: Canning and Preserving For Dummies, by Amelia Jeanroy & Karen Ward, offers clear, hands-on instruction in the basic techniques for everything from freezing and pickling to drying and juicing. This book is for those of us who want to save money on our grocery bill, get back to basics, and eat healthier.

Thursday, October 29, 2009
New Cookbook: Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share, by Paula Wolfert, includes not only 150 recipes but also it is a clay pot primer. Wolfert includes ceramic pots of all sorts: cazuelas, tagines, baking dishes, bean pots, Romertopf baking dishes, French diablos, ordinary casseroles, and even crockpots.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
New Wine Books: Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2010: 33rd Edition, by Hugh Johnson. The series has sold over ten million copies worldwide--need I say more? Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology, by Randall Grahm, visionary California winemaker and founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, is part literary parody, part song lyrics, other snarky satires, poems, lectures, and more.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
New Cookbooks: Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens, by cowboy-turned chef Grady Spears, takes us to places full of food, history, and people. Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast, by Emeril Lagasse, proves that whatever the amount of time you have, there's a delicious recipe in Emeril 20-40-60 that will fit your schedule.

Monday, October 26, 2009
New Bread & Cake Cookbooks: Bread Matters: The State of Modern Bread and a Definitive Guide to Baking Your Own by Andrew Whitley & Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Rose is an expert & the color photos alone will make you head straight for the kitchen.

Sunday, October 25, 2009
New Italian Cookbook: Seafood alla Siciliana: Recipes and Stories from a Living Tradition, by Toni Lydecker, explores the rich traditions of Sicily and shares recipes gathered in the kitchens of cooks and professional chefs. You'll find beautiful color photos throughout the 320 pages.

New Travel Article: Culinary Museums in Catalonia, Spain--
Sharon Hudgins showcases culinary museums including bread, wine, olive oil, sausage, fish, chocolate and ceramics.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
The California Directory of Fine Wineries Books: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino by Marty Olmstead and Central Coast: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles by K. Reka Badger and Cheryl Crabtree. These books feature maps, photos, boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and family-owned vineyards, as well as gardens, architecture, and art exhibitions.

Friday, October 23, 2009
Napa Valley, California Restaurants: Monty Preiser updates his extensive list of restaurants.

New Italian Cookbooks: Food & Wine Quick From Scratch Italian Cookbook, by Editors of Food & Wine, offers easy-prep, easy-clean technique recipes. Pasta Sfoglia, by Ron Suhanosky and Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, shares recipes from their acclaimed Sfoglia restaurants on Nantucket and in Manhattan. Their book enables home cooks to make sophisticated pasta dishes with efficiency and ease.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Fine Wine Edition Books: The Finest Wines of Champagne: A Guide to the Best Cuvees, Houses, and Growers by Michael Edwards and The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy: A Regional and Village Guide to the Best Wines and Their Producers by Nicholas Belfrage MW. In-depth profiles of the best small growers as well as the greatest houses are featured in these beautifully photographed books.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
New Chocolate Article: Milk Chocolate Lovers, Unite! Stephanie Zonis talks about how milk chocolate is made and her Recipe of the Month is Milk Chocolate Mousse. Although Stephanie recommends eight manufacturers, she admits there are many more good ones.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Culinary Getaway: Join Sherry Page in Napa Valley on November 6th-8th for a Culinary Getaway. The focus will be on seasonal dishes that will taste great on your Thanksgiving table. During the Getaway, you will cook together, dine in exceptional restaurants and in private settings, and explore sea salts, olive oils and local artisan cheeses. For information, click here.

Monday, October 19, 2009
Two New Better Homes & Gardens Cookbooks: Anyone Can Cook DVD Edition: Step-by-Step Recipes Just for You, with over 60 How-To Videos and Anyone Can Bake with more than 350 easy-to-follow recipes and 850 photographs in all. A one year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens is included with each purchase.

Friday, October 16, 2009
New Travel Article: Luxury Hotels in Catalonia, Spain--Sharon Hudgins experiences two 5-star hotels in Catalonia, one in Barcelona and one in the countryside near Tarragona.

Thursday, October 15, 2009
New Wine Article: Examination Napa, w/ Dr. 2B – Chapter Two; Jon Rusciano and his son experience Altamura Winery, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Outpost Winery and Amizetta Winery.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Food for Fall Football Games: Artichoke and Bacon Spread, Asparagus Bruschetta, Guacamole, Taco Dip and Barbecue Spareribs. Let the games begin!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Last CSA Article: Arlene Krasner closes out her series on her summer Community Supported Agriculture with All Hail to the Kale, which includes recipes for Cucumber Agua Fresca and Hail to Kale Pasta.

Monday, October 12, 2009
The Chocolate Show returns to New York City! October 30 to November 1, the Chocolate Show will be at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. Book signings, chocolate culinary demos, a Beauty Pavilion, an area for young children and parents, and lots of exhibitors! For complete details, see www.chocolateshow.com.

Friday, October 9, 2009
New Wine Article: Monty and Sara Preiser bring us New Finds, a Fun You Tube, Tallulah, and Ballentine. This is part three of three articles.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
New Travel Article: Barcelona by Bus- Sharon Hudgins recommends bus tours to really get to know a new city.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Rio Fever: With Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, being awarded the 2016 Olympics we need to start learning more about Brazil and its food. Check out our ethnic article including an introduction, ingredients, 18 recipes and cookbooks.

Tuesday, October 6,2009
New Food Article: Buffalo Heart Braised--Farm-raised buffalo allow us to enjoy this delight and Betty Fussell shares a recipe.

Monday, October 5, 2009
Gourmet Magazine Closes: Condé Nast announced today that they will suspend publication of Gourmet, published since January, 1941. A severe decline in ad sales is the reason. Many in the food world are shocked!

New Travel Article: Vail, Colorado’s Largest Ski Mountain Offers Year Round Activities for Families to the Uber Elite--Ken Margolis travels to this popular winter wonderland and includes lodges, things to do, skiing, dining and other adventures.

Friday, October 2, 2009
New Wine Article: Monty and Sara Preiser showcase New Finds in 09, Judd’s Hill, and the Napa Arts. This is part two of three articles.

Thursday, October 1, 2009
October eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features Sally's Place Fall Specials, including La Tienda, Vanilla.com and a Vacation Rental in the Napa Valley. Enjoy our 10 Best Fall Cookbooks and nine newly posted articles.

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