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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
2011 Worlds of Flavor® Conference: This 14th annual conference will be help at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, CA, November 3rd--5th, 2011. For details, click here.

Monday, May 30, 2011
Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 29, 2011
New Meadowood Golf Performance Studio Now Open: The Studio offers patented TrackMan technology that gives players the opportunity to quickly make adjustments to how they hit the golf ball, which in turn immediately helps the way the golf ball travels. Meadowood currently has the only course in California – and is one of only ten nationwide – to offer both TrackMan Pro and the new TrackMan Range technology. For information, click here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Starline Tours Introduces the TMZ Hollywood Tour in Los Angeles: Starline Tours launched their new TMZ Hollywood Tour -- Secrets and Celebrity Hot Spots. The new tour -- conducted in custom-designed, 24-seat buses -- will fully immerse guests in the Hollywood experience, TMZ style. The tour will start at Grauman's Chinese Theater, and visit locations made famous by TMZ and Hollywood stars including the department store where Winona Ryder was caught shoplifting and the courthouse that served as home for Lindsay Lohan's trial. For information: starlinetours.com and tmz.com/tour.

Friday, May 27, 2011
Need a Father's Day Gift? Think BACON for Dad: thick cut bacon dusted with a hint of chipotle, slathered in brown sugar, cooked to a sweet salty crisp, dipped in milk chocolate and then sprinkled with smoked sea salt.....you don't want to like it, but it's SOOOOOOOO good. Lillie Belle Farms in Oregon, just perfect for Father's Day. To order, click here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
SF Chefs 2011: August 1st--7th is San Francisco's premier food, wine, and spirits festival. Set on San Francisco's legendary Union Square and at venues throughout the city, the festival offers numerous opportunities to mingle with master chefs, mixologists, winemakers and other culinary superstars! For information, click here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
California Summer Concerts: Robert Mondavi Winery's 2011 Summer Music Festival begins July 2 with Gavin DeGraw at the Napa Valley winery. For more information about this years five performances, click here or call 1-888-RMONDAVI (766-6328).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
New Food Documentary: Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Now in theaters.

Monday, May 23, 2011
California Beer Festival: The 10th Annual Monterey Beer Festival is Saturday, June 11th from 12:30 pm to 5 pm at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. Three bands will perform: Petty Theft, Powerage and Nuthin' Fancy. For tickets, click here.

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Need Food for a Memorial Day Party? La Tienda has it all including MANY tapas choices from meats, cheeses, olives, breads, nuts and peppers to tapas dishes, trays, toothpicks and plates. Free shopping on orders over $99 through Memorial Day. To order, click here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011
New Wine Article: March “Mmmm-Madness” – Chapter 3: Jon Rusciano visits Outpost Winery, Cade Winery, Ladera Vineyards, and Kuleto Estate Winery in the Napa Valley with friends.

Friday, May 20, 2011
Are you looking for U.S. festivals that offer no-charge summer-long performing arts events at unique outdoor spaces? Venues include Grand Performances (Los Angeles), Stern Grove Festival (San Francisco), and SummerStage (New York City). For information, click here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
New Orleans Summer Culinary Festivals: The 19th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) kicks off summer with its five-day extravaganza May 24 –28. Long sultry days are welcomed with an abundance of fresh Louisiana seafood at the 4th annual Louisiana Seafood Festival June 11–12. And the 9th anniversary event of Tales of the Cocktail is sure to raise the spirits of any summer-loving, food and spirit connoisseur July 20--24.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
New Wine Article: Robert Mondavi Reserve Wines Remain Beautiful and Boisset Family Acquires Buena Vista Carneros by Monty and Sara Preiser.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
New Grilling Cookbook: Sam the Cooking Guy: Just Grill This!, by Sam Zien, makes # 3 for Sam. It features 120 recipes and 150 photos, including Pork “Jerked" Tacos, Sweet & Spicy Flank Steak, Grilled Bananas Foster, One Pot Brats, Grilled Veggie Pizza, Pastrami Reuben, and much, much more.

Monday, May 16, 2011
New Entertaining Article: Selecting Serving Pieces to Complement Your Menu, by Marnely Rodriguez, suggests you consider visual presentation when choosing your plate ware and serving dishes.

Sunday, May 5, 2011
New Wine Article: March “Mmmm-Madness” – Chapter 2: Jon Rusciano visits Spottswoode Estate Winery, Behrens & Hitchcock Winery, Orin Swift Cellars, and Juslyn Vineyards in the Napa Valley with friends.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sally's New Blog: "Sally's Food for Thought" on Womensforum.com showcases "Popular and Easy Appetizers.' Check out these appetizer recipes and come back often for new articles and recipes.

Friday, May 13, 2011
New Chocolate Article: Chocolate Dipping Sauce for Fruit and Nuts, by Marnely Rodriguez, shares recipes for liquid chocolate that are created to cover different food items such as fruit, nuts and pieces of cake, cookies and other pastries.

Thursday, May 12, 2011
New Traveling with Kids Article: Elaine Sosa Labalme takes nine-year-old Steven to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, to see the collection of footballs and helmets, game clips, both audio and visual, and the Super Bowl Theater.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
New Wine Article: Zuccardi and Santa Julia from Argentina--Great Taste with Prices to Please by Sara and Monty Preiser.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
James Beard Foundation Awards: Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers. To see this year's winners, click here.

Monday, May 9, 2011
New Spirits Article: Mezcal & Michelada--Betty Fussell says the next wave of good drink from Mexico, after margaritas, is mezcal. A sip of mezcal, a glug of michelada, and turn up the mariachi on your iPod.

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sonoma County Farm Tour: Join food writer and KGO personality, GraceAnn Walden, on an all-day Farm Tour with sumptuous lunch. There are a few spots left on Sunday, May 22nd. For information, email GraceAnn at gaw@sbcglobal.net or call 415-302-5898. $110 per person.

Friday, May 6, 2011
Sally's New Blog: Sally just started a new food blog called "Sally's Food for Thought" on Womensforum.com. Check out these appetizer recipes and come back often for new articles and recipes.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy these fabulous recipes from Mexico: Guacamole, Enchiladas with Mole Poblano, Saffron Rice with Caramelized Pineapple and Layered Mango Pudding.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
New Wine Article: March “Mmmm-Madness” – Chapter 1--Jon Rusciano visits Shafer Vineyards, Seavey Vineyards, Anderson Conn Valley Vineyards, and Costello di Amorosa with friends.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Looking for a Mother's Day Gift? For those of you trying to find a unique gourmet food gift for Mother's Day check out the new French Sable Cookies drenched in pure Maracaibo Criolet milk chocolate from Derry Church Artisan Chocolates! The irresistible combination of pure vanilla butter cookies and the rich decadent milk chocolate is simple, yet elegant and sophisticated...

Monday, May 2, 2011
Need Mother's Day Recipes: Give Mom a special treat this year and cook her a good old-fashioned Italian Sunday Dinner for Mother's Day.  Visit The Italian Chef for its large collection of classic and innovative Italian recipe ideas, including Beef Braciole, Chicken Marsala, Ossobuco with Risotto Milanese, Baked Ziti and Lasagna Bolognese.

Sunday, May 1, 2011
May eNewsletter: Mother's Day: Sally's eNewsletter includes recipes for Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day as well as fun Mother's Day gift suggestions. Think English muffins, gift baskets, chocolates, flowers, a pet oil painting, pretzels and dukkah, wine and travel suggestions. And be sure and check out the wine coupon from Mommy Juice Wines at the very bottom of this eNewsletter.


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