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by Sally Bernstein

Saturday, December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve Appetizer Recipes: Artichoke and Bacon Spread, Beggar’s Purses with Crabmeat, Dates Stuffed with Almonds & Blue Cheese, and click here for many more appetizer recipes.

Friday, December 30, 2011
New Year's Eve Recipes: Sparkling Wine Cocktail with Smashed Raspberries and Chambord, Caviar Pie, Oysters Rockefeller, Filet of Beef Wellington, and Charlotte Russe.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dining Out: The National Restaurant Association estimates that 100 million Americans plan to celebrate the New Year by going out to a restaurant or bar, or order restaurant takeout or delivery. The survey shows that one in five consumers (20 percent) plan to go out to a restaurant or bar on New Year’s Eve, and 22 percent say they plan to order restaurant takeout or delivery on that day. On New Year’s Day, 12 percent plan to dine out and 16 percent say they plan to order takeout or delivery from a restaurant.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dinosaurs on Parade at 123rd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Los Angeles, California: On New Year's Day, more than 47 million television viewers in 200 countries worldwide will witness LA's pride and commitment to arts and culture. The official City of Los Angeles float will appear in the 123rd annual Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 2, 2012 for the 113th consecutive year, the longest continuous float entry in the parade's history.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
New Wine Article: Still Wines for New Year’s Eve 2011. Sally compares styles and prices of still wines for New Year's Eve celebrations.

Monday, December 26, 2011
New Wine Article: Sparkling Wines for New Year’s Eve 2011. Sally compares styles and prices of sparkling wines for New Year's Eve celebrations.

Sunday, December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Top restaurant menu trends of 2012 from the National Restaurant Association: Children’s nutrition as a culinary theme, Gluten-free/food allergy-conscious items, Locally produced wine and beer, Sustainable seafood and Whole grain items in kids’ meals.

Friday, December 23, 2011
Top restaurant menu trends of 2012 from the National Restaurant Association: Locally sourced meats and seafood, Locally grown produce, Healthful kids’ meal, Hyper-local items and Sustainability as a culinary theme.

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Holiday Gift Idea: The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, by K. Reka Badger and Marty Olmstead, is in its Fifth Edition. It includes updated information and over 200 full color images. Visit www.CaliforniaFineWineries.com. To see weekly updates on California wine country news and events visit their Facebook Fan Page.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Holiday Gift Idea: Every festive home this holiday season needs the warmth and joy provided by a Gaggia Classic Espresso machine, the world’s first pressure brewing espresso maker. The warmth comes from the aroma and taste of the coffee produced by the excellent design of the Gaggia Classic Espresso, and the joy comes from the holiday hospitality provided with very easy cleanup.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hanukkah Recipes: Louise Fiszer shares recipes for a perfect evening, including Mushroom Barley Soup, Potato Latkes, Ginger Torte and Spinach and Tangerine Salad. For recipes, click here.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Hanukkah Recipes: Jayne Cohen waxes poetic about crisply fried latkes and shares two recipes: Garlic-Rosemary Potato Latkes and Scallion Latkes with Scallion Dipping Brushes. An accompanying Red Lentil Soup, or Esau's Pottage, is also included. For recipes, click here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011
Top 10 Food Trends of 2012: Click here to find out.

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Two New Holiday Gift Ideas: These two new books that are sure to please the food-lover in your life. Notes from a Maine Kitchen by Kathy Gunst and Desserted by Kate Shaffer are two very personal works conveying through essays and recipes a love of food, place, home, and community. For information, click here.

Friday, December 16, 2011
Holiday Gift Ideas: To visit the Sally's Place Shopping Page, click here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Holiday Gift Idea: Gourmet on Tour has lots of travel suggestions for the cooking enthusiast, the wine enthusiast and the gourmet. For information, click here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
California Winery Reservation Booking Service: The Napa Valley Destination Council (NVDC), the official marketing organization for Napa Valley tourism, has selected VinoVisit™ as its designated winery tour, tasting, and event-booking tool. The VinoVisit tool is available on the NVDC’s LegendaryNapaValley.com website, and at its new Napa Valley Welcome Center at 600 Main Street in Downtown Napa.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Buffalo, New York Restaurant Listing Updated: Jack and Shelley Dumpert share the best restaurants in Buffalo.

Monday, December 12, 2011
San Francisco Tour Guide: You loved GraceAnn Walden’s Inside Scoops in the San Francisco Chronicle, wrassling on-air with Ronn Owens and perhaps skipping around the City on one of her food-history tours, but now, every two weeks you can read her Yummy report, sent free via email. This report is supported by delicious ads. Email GraceAnn at gaw@sbglobal.net to join her list or to join Amici’s Pizza or the 49ers to advertise.

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Fun for the Wholidays at Grinchmas Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles: Experience your favorite holiday story brought to life with the Grinchmas celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood. Watch as the Grinch and his friends from Whoville put on a live stage show featuring original music and dance, then witness the lighting of the one-of-a-kind Grinchmas tree. For information, click here.

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Need Vanilla for Holiday Baking? Nielsen-Massey's Complete Line of Pure Vanilla Products and Pure Flavor Extracts are perfect for this season. Think Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract and more. For information, click here.

Friday, December 9, 2011
See my new womenforum.com blogpost titled Holiday Gift Guide. I've covered the top three gift categories of chocolate, coffee and tea and lots more.

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Los Angeles Welcomes Winter 2012 dineLA Restaurant Week: LA area chefs and restaurateurs are gearing up for another two weeks of delicious meals and fantastic deals during the biannual dineLA Restaurant Week, Jan. 22 - 27 and Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2012. During the two consecutive weeks, Angelenos and visitors alike will have the opportunity to indulge in specially priced three-course meals.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Gift Idea: New Cafe Life San Francisco: A Guidebook to the City's Neighborhood Cafes, by Joe Wolff, turns to the vital cafe life of Northern California, a place that, with its emphasis on the local, the organic, and the sustainable, has been teaching the rest of us how to eat and drink for a long time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Need a Website Designed Before the Holidays? Try Quarter Pie Interactive, a full service IT company in India. For information, click here.

Monday, December 5, 2011
Unique Gift Ideas: Choose from over 80 gourmet experiences - hands-on cooking courses, private wine tastings and mouth-watering culinary tours. One day, weekends or a week-long experiences for any budget. For information, click here.

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Good Food Awards Finalists 2012: There are 144 finalists and the winner will be announced January 13, 2012, at the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace.

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Coffee Poll: Americans love their coffee. In a national scientific telephone poll, 30% chose Starbucks as their retail store of choice, with McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts each tied for second each with 19%. For information, click here.

Friday, December 2, 2011
New Cookbook: Cart For A Cause Cookbook, by Lexus and Dana Hursey, is a Los Angeles-based cookbook whose proceeds go to feed homebound seniors through St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. A great gift for the holidays with quality recipes and color photography.

Thursday, December 1, 2011
December eNewsletter: Holiday Gift Guide-We have lots of good shopping ideas and Sally has chosen the SALLY'S PLACE TOP 15 HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES. Think lebkuchen, bourbon truffles, individual fruit strudel and orange oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, to name only a few.

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