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by Sally Bernstein

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
illy caffe: illy caffe offers the world's finest Italian coffee, machines, and accessories. Their coffee is a single perfect blend of premium Arabica beans, handpicked from nine different coffee-growing regions around the world, that undergoes 114 quality control steps before any can of illy is ever packaged, opened or served.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Hale Groves: Hale Indian River Groves is located in Indian River County, a relatively small but premier citrus producing area in Florida. Their oranges and grapefruit are juicy and tasty. Gift baskets available. To order, click here.

Monday, March 29, 2010
New Culinary Travel Article: Gourmet Getaways--Joe David covers five recreational cooking programs where students can learn from the pros. These schools are in: Camden, Maine; New York City; Healdsburg, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, March 28, 2010
Derry Church Artisan Chocolates: These French-style bon bons and truffles are lovingly produced by Chef Eric Cayton in small batches, by human beings, not machines, using some of the finest estate-class chocolate couverture. Organic creams and butter, international spices, fresh roasted nuts, top-shelf liqueurs and no artificial flavorings make these candies VERY special. (717) 602-8963

Saturday, March 27, 2010
New Game Night Book: Gourmet Game Night: Bite-Sized, Mess-Free Eating for Board-Game Parties, Bridge Clubs, Poker Nights, Book Groups, and More by food writer Cynthia Nims. These recipes cater to an updated game-centric gathering.

Friday, March 26, 2010
New Tea Book: Soon-to-be-released Sally's Place contributor Beverly Dubrin's Tea Culture is a beautiful book about the history, traditions, celebrations and recipes of tea.

Pittman & Davis: Enjoy this leading online fruit gift company's Easter gifts and spring selections. Choose from the selection of seasonal fruits and other unique gift ideas, including citrus gifts and gourmet baked gift ideas! You’ll receive FREE standard shipping on all products. To order, click here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010
New Food Product: Scoma's Restaurant Introduces San Francisco Style Crab Cakes for Home Chefs--Enjoy Dungeness Crab Cakes, Sockeye Salmon and Wild Shrimp Cakes and Dungeness Crab and Wild Shrimp Cakes. Online ordering available. Suggested Retail: $7.99--$69.99, depending on package size.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
New Wine Article: How to Store Wine--Sally Odum goes over the rules and regs of properly storing wines.

Romanicos Chocolate: Make Passover or Easter special for your host or guests by selecting a Mezzo Box, a selection of fifteen pieces from Romanicos Chocolate Art Collection. This medium size box of carefully selected chocolates, painted in delightful colors and designs includes 15 chocolates with up to five flavors of your choice.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Lobster Gram: Dreaming of lobster from the New England coast? Want to surprise your friends and family with an outstanding Easter dinner? “Lobster Gram is the most trusted name in Live Lobster Delivery in America since 1987!” See their exclusive web specials!

Monday, March 22, 2010
New Travel Article: Planning a Family Vacation to Gettysburg National Park-- Sara Shea shares the details of the five-year long celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, beginning in 2011.

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Cooking for Solutions: May 21st-22nd the Monterey Bay Aquarium will hold Sustainable Cuisine 2010 including the following celebrity chefs: Chef of the Year, Suzanne Goin, from Lucques in Los Angeles; Educator of the Year, Rick Bayless, from Frontera Grill in Chicago; and Guy Fieri, star of the Food Network’s " Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." For information & tickets: 831.647.6886

Friday, March 19, 2010
Poland Culinary Vacations: Experience Poland and along the way you will visit with Polish bakers, farmers, shop owners and chefs to learn the secrets — and collect the recipes — of this outstanding culinary culture. Call toll free 888-703-8130 or 406-579-6435. Get 15% off on all 2010 tours and additional 10% off if you decide to pay in full when booking your Poland Culinary Vacation! Hurry! Space is limited to 12 people per week.

Thursday, March 18, 2009
French Wine Explorers: Mention "Sally's Place" and benefit from a US$150 discount per person off French Wine Explorer's Bordeaux Harvest Tour September 27-October 3, 2010! Offer expires March 24, 2010 and is subject to availability.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Mid-March eNewsletter: March is Culinary Travel month at Sally's Place. Come see our Exclusive Sally's Place Travel Offers and Great Products and Specials from our Partners.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Want to study the culinary arts in Italy? Visit and mention Sally's Place for a 10% discount!

Pressure cooking is making a comeback now that every eco-conscious cook wants to save fuel as well as time. Lorna Sass was really in the vanguard when her Cooking Under Pressure first came out in 1989, and it's recently been re-issued in a revised 20th anniversary edition. You can order inscribed copies from her web site, and check out her blog:

Monday, March 15, 2010
New Travel Article: Our new Culinary Travel section offers Southern France, as Judith von Prockl tells us how to cook up a storm with a Michelin-starred chef.

Friday, March 12, 2010
New 'Tortas de Aceite' Crisps flavors: 'Tortas de Aceite' by Ines Rosales was featured as #69 in Saveur's Top 100 this year. These light, crispy creations from La Tienda are the essential Spanish cookie, made by hand with real olive oil. Along with the classic Sweet Anise version, you can now enjoy these popular crisps in Seville Orange, Sesame and Sea Salt, and Rosemary and Thyme.

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Eat Italian, if you can't travel there: Gustiamo, Italy's Best Foods, sells quality products from many regions of Italy. Think New Wave Chocolates, Awesome Figs, Terra Amore & Fantasia, Pasta and Rice, Sant'Eustachio Caffe' and much more.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Travel to France: Best of Paris: Stay one more night free with Gourmet on Tour. "Our gourmet experience in Paris combines life’s great pleasures, food and travel. Design your own “Three Perfect Days in Paris”: Enjoy a unique and unforgettable day of shopping the food markets like a true Parisian and cooking a feast with our chef in a French home. Discover the best food in Paris with your personalized food itinerary. Ever dreamed of having a foodie friend in Paris? Meet our food guru whose knowledge of food shops and restaurants will make you feel like a local. After a day of tasting your way through Paris, sleep in a luxury boutique hotel and be seduced by the most romantic city in the world."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
New Food Article: Passover--Jayne Cohen feels Passover is for food lovers who tell their stories in recipes. Here is an invitation to improvise, to reinterpret and riff so that the ritual does not become rote. You will find recipes for Chicken Soup with Asparagus and Shiitakes, Served with Roasted Fennel Matzoh Balls; Lemon Fried Chicken with Tart Salad Topping; and Braised Brisket with Thirty-Six Cloves of Garlic.

Monday, March 8, 2010
Travel to Italy: Three perfect days in Florence with Gourmet on Tour: Save Euro 300 (approx US$ 400). "Our three delicious days in Florence are the perfect culinary escape, right in the cultural heart of Italy. This program is tailored for food and wine lovers wanting to get to know the real Tuscany, enhanced by locals sharing their cuisine and stories. Our culinary weekend includes market visits, cooking up a storm with a local chef, long sumptuous lunches, access to some of the finest vineyards in the Chianti and tasting exquisite wines. And all in the deliciously luxurious surroundings of a hotel that overlooks the Arno river and Ponte Vecchio."

Sunday, March 7, 2010
Legal Sea Foods: Enjoy an outstanding gourmet seafood dinner at home or give as a gift delivered to their door and share the quality that you can only get from Legal Sea Foods. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010
Jelly Belly: Treat yourself to a personal snack.  Jelly Belly is the world's #1 gourmet jelly bean, the bean of choice for all those with the most discerning taste, and made in 50 amazing and tasty flavors.

Friday, March 5, 2010
Travel to Alaska: Now is a great time to be planning a vacation to Alaska for next summer. Travel deals are still plentiful for Alaska cruises, hotels and even complete Alaska vacation packages. Anchorage based Alaska Tour & Travel is ready to help you plan your trip, just give them a call today at (800) 208-0200 or visit them online at

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Gourmet Sardinia: Send the essentials of the Italian Pantry to your family, friends, and colleagues! € Perfect for the Italian aficionado, any "foodie," or those who love to cook. Their lovely baskets include olive oil, pasta, flat bread, honey, wines, sauces, and Italian cakes that are all imported from the island of Sardinia. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Travel to France: 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 entree to the cuisine, countryside and heritage of Le Gers. Use code "Sally" to get $30 discount.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
New Food Article: How to Grill Lobster: Heather Vecchione says cooking a live lobster is not for the faint of heart. She covers 4 easy steps for grilling a lobster.

Can't travel to Spain but want to enjoy their products? Spanish Hand Painted Ceramics: The neighboring villages of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo have established the benchmark against which all other Spanish hand painted ceramics are compared. La Tienda offers food-safe, lead free ceramics from "Puente": pieces made the traditional way; and a new collection of dishwasher safe pieces with a high-fired glaze. Both are hand-made, hand painted, and signed by the artists.

Monday, March 1, 2010
March eNewsletter: March is Culinary Travel month at Sally's Place. Come see our discounts.

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