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by Sally Bernstein

Sunday, October 31,2010
New Cookbook: Falling Off the Bone, by trusted cookbook author and food writer Jean Anderson, is a collection of recipes for simple, delicious meat dishes just like grandma used to make, but updated for contemporary kitchens and tastes. Think Beef Catalan, Ossobuco, Hassle-Free Oven Stew of Lamb with Peppers and Prosciutto, and Glazed Sweet-Sour Spareribs.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Cookbooks: Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes & Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts, by Sam Zien, host of the popular cooking show "Sam the Cooking Guy" on the Discovery Health Channel. These books offer a refreshing approach to cooking with basic ingredients, simple techniques, and equipment almost everyone has at hand.

Friday, October 29, 2010
Second Annual BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest: Kick off your holidays with this very special Craft Beer event in San Francisco, just a snowballs' throw from the Golden Gate Bridge. Taste the greatest assortment of Holiday, Seasonal, Specialty Beers & Hard Ciders ever assembled under one festive roof. November 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm to 9 pm; Fort Mason - Herbst Pavilion in San Francisco.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
New Cookbook: Have Her Over for Dinner, by Matt Moore, is the Joy of Cooking for bachelors. This gentlemen's guide to classic, simple meals just might help you impress your potential Ms. Right.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
New Cookbook: Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, by Joan Nathan, offers us a treasure trove of delectable kosher recipes and the often moving stories behind them, interlaced with the tumultuous two-thousand-year history of the Jewish presence in France. Nathan, as she has done in her other cookbooks, takes the reader on her personal and fulfilling experiences.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
New Wine Article: Napa’s Barrel Auction Still the Best – As Might be the 2008 Vintage. Monty & Sara Preiser discuss the top 20 best wines of the day at the Barrel Auction.

Monday, October 25, 2010
New Wine Article: In his series, Exploring the Vineyards of California, Jon Rusciano pens Exploration - Paso Robles Wine Country. Jon ventures from Napa Valley to a different part of California by visiting Paso Robles in the Central Coast and Eden Canyon Winery, Grey Wolf Cellars, Booker Vineyard, Linne Calodo, Turley Wine Cellars, Denner Vineyards, Villa Creek Cellars, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Chateau Margene and Calcareous Vineyard.

Sunday, October 24, 2010
New Travel Book: In Motion: The Experience of Travel, by Tony Hiss, describes “deep travel” as an elevated awareness one can experience as one moves about, locally or globally. This book explores cognitive access to that aspired-to awareness, resulting in a work that resembles more an excursus into psychology than a concrete description of the travel experience.

Saturday, October 23, 2010
New Wine Book: The New Connoisseurs' Guidebook to California Wine and Wineries, by Charles E. Olken & Joseph Furstenthal, brings us an encyclopedia, atlas, and buying guide combined in one comprehensive, authoritative work. This new guide delivers information and guidance that is not available in any other place.

Friday, October 22, 2010
New Travel & Food Article: Quick Bites Seattle. Stephanie Zonis visits a city with not only the famous Pikes Place Market, but also many other food finds!

Thursday, October 21, 2010
New Wine Article: If You Want Your Son to be a Winemaker--Consider Naming him Greg, by Monty & Sara Preiser, talks about Greg Graham and Greg La Follette, both of whom produce outstanding California wines.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
New Chocolate Article: Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Star Anise by Chef Eric Cayton of Derry Church Artisan Chocolates in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
New Wine Article: Monty & Sara Preiser discuss What’s Up, and What’s Happening? with this year's grape harvest and more.

Monday, October 18, 2010
New Cookbook: Fresh from the Market: Seasonal Cooking with Laurent Tourondel, by Laurent Tourondel & Charlotte March, showcases wonderful color photographs in this 336 page book. The 167 recipes are organized by season, along with complete menus for special occasions like Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas and New Year's Eve menus.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
New Bilingual Children's Cookbook: Dora and Diego Let's Cook, by Nickelodeon, offers 50 recipes featuring Dora, Diego, and their friends plus 50 full-color photos. This book is just in time for the tenth anniversary of Dora the Explorer, the top-rated preschool program on commercial television. Say It Two Ways English and Spanish vocabulary throughout the book provides the ultimate Dora and Diego experience.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
New Cookbook: Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, Photographs, and Voices, by Editors Barnaby Dorfman, Sheri L. Wetherell, and Colin M. Saunders, is the first grassroots cookbook to emerge from social media. This cookbook features competition-tested recipes from foodie-favorite Web site Foodista.com.

Friday, October 15, 2010
Moonlight In Vermont: Join Santé Magazine for an autumn celebration of food, wine and music in Bennington, Vermont during this most spectacular time of the year. The event, on October 23rd, features a sampling of fine wines from around the globe and culinary delights from 14 area restaurants. Click here for information.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Cooking App: A follow-up to the popular How to Cook Everything app, How to Cook Everything Essentials is a free app containing more than 100 of Mark Bittman’s key recipes, plus how-to illustrations and several of the specially designed features of the original complete app. Available for iPhone and iPod Touch®, and free on iTunes.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
New Traveling with Kids Article: Elaine Sosa Labalme & son Steven share Top Ten Cities for You and Your Kids: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn about Things to Do, Sporting Events, Culture, Restaurants and Hotels.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
San Diego, California, Wine & Food Event: On November 17th - 21st at the Embarcadero Marina Park North experience the return of this event. When luxurious cuisine meets with luscious wine, you know it's time for the 7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Join the wave of epicureans taking over America's Finest City in a week-long experience your tastebuds will never forget. 170 Wine & Spirit Purveyors • 70 of San Diego's Top Chefs
Celebrity Chefs • Cooking & Wine Tasting Classes • Big Bottle Auction • Continuous Food and Wine Tastings • Over 800 Wines • $50,000 Chef of The Fest Competition. For tickets, click here.

Monday, October 11, 2010
La Jolla, California, Food & Wine Event: The eighth annual gathering to “Celebrate the Craft” will take place on Sunday, October 31st at The Lodge at Torrey Pines®. For the past seven years, “Celebrate the Craft” has been one of Southern California’s premier showcases for regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking. For tickets, click here.

New Wine Book: The Finest Wines of Bordeaux: A Regional Guide to the Best Châteaux and Their Wines, by Master of Wine James Lawther, identifies 90 producers from both the Left and Right banks with the finest wines and the most interesting stories to tell and takes us inside their chateaux, offering intimate portraits of both the properties and the people who shape this fascinating region.

Sunday, October 10, 2010
New Food History Book: Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History, by Internationally acclaimed food historian William Woys Weaver, is a trove of enchanting designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination and feature an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
New Gluten-Free Cookbook: 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes, by Carol Fenster, offers familiar favorites that are just as tasty as the real thing. Color photos bring to life the breads, pasta, muffins, cookies, cakes, and pies that Carol features. She is also the author of 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes.

Friday, October 8, 2010
Happy National Pierogy Day! It was on this day in 1952 that the first pierogy (pairing of pasta and potatoes) samples were made for a local Pennsylvania grocery store, marking the emergence of the traditionally eastern European food as a mainstream American meal staple. And as evidence that pierogies are here to stay, Mrs. T’s Pierogies - the largest producer of pierogies in the United States - sold over half a billion pierogies in 2009 alone.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
San Diego, California, Food & Wine Event: The Gourmet Experience features hundreds of food, luxury and lifestyle products and services catering to your refined and sophisticated tastes. This event, October 9th & 10th from 10 a.m.-- 5 p.m., showcases countless exhibitors showcasing and selling gourmet cuisine, products and services crafted for the everyday gourmand. Come join the fun!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Cooking Schools in Europe: There are now two Weber Grill Academies in Europe, one in Paris and one in London. These first cooking schools entirely dedicated to the art of barbecue teach the ABC's of BBQ to future Weber grill buyers.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
New London Travel Article: London – A Theatre and Restaurant Special. Monty and Sara Preiser have musical theatre in their souls and after a recent visit to London, they report on Theatre and Dining.

Monday, October 4, 2010
New Gluten-Free Cookbook: Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, by Shauna James Ahern & Daniel Ahern, includes evocative photos, cooking techniques, and 100 chef-tested recipes that are sure to give joy in the belly.This is a narrative cookbook for anyone who loves food that is meant to be read cover to cover.

Sunday, October 3, 2010
New Rice Cooker Cookbook: The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker, by Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, is much more than a cookbook. Originating from a blog entry on Roger's popular Web site, the book also includes readers' comments and recipes alongside Roger's own discerning insights and observations on why and how we cook.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
New Wine Book: Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide, by Paul Gregutt, is a completely revised and expanded edition of his critically acclaimed guide to Washington's best grapes, vineyards, wines, winemakers, and wineries.

Friday, October 1, 2010
October eNewsletter: Soup's On & Halloween are featured in this month's eNewsletter. We have some satisfying soup recipes to get you through the month and Halloween ideas to end your month on a sweet and spooky note. You'll also learn how to carve a pumpkin.

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