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by Sally Bernstein

March 31, 2013
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: The Mediterranean Diet & Olive Oil. How well do you know your olive oils? Find out which is best for the Mediterranean Diet.

March 30, 2013
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: this 21st anniversary event will be held May 22nd – 25th. For information, click here.

March 29, 2013
San Francisco to the Half Moon Bay: Easy access from San Francisco to the Half Moon Bay Coastside became a reality with the recent opening of the Devil’s Slide Tunnel. Opening to much fanfare, this $439 million tunnel project will bypass a treacherous 1.2-mile stretch of California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway known as Devil’s Slide, making the 35 minute drive from San Francisco to the Half Moon Bay Coastside much easier and safer. For information, click here.

March 28, 2013
Montana Master Grillers at The Resort at Paws Up: This May 24th--27th event include a "Building of the Best Burger" cooking competition amongst three featured chefs, cooking demonstrations, and more. For information, click here.

March 27, 2013
New Website: My friend and fellow writer, Sharon Hudgins, has just launched her new website: sharonhudgins.com. Her site features links to many of her published travel and food articles and recipes, as well as food photos and descriptions of her books. Check it out!

March 26, 2013
BBQ Editor: Texas Monthly magazine announced that it had hired 35 year old Daniel Vaughn to be its first barbecue editor. For information, click here.

March 25, 2013
Take a New Look at Beef and Pork Value Cuts: The 2013 Protein Innovation Summit will explore food and flavor trends, food cost strategies, process and technology trends, food politics and emerging growth segments for new product development April 15th--16th in Chicago.

March 24, 2013
JUSTIN Winery South Africa Cruise: JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery (of Paso Robles, CA) Founder, Justin Baldwin is hosting a Taste of Life Silversea adventure in February 2014. For information, click here.

March 23, 2013
The Inn of The Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico Debuts "Southwest Splendor" Package: includes suite accommodations; Southwest inspired breakfast for two; Tibetan-inspired fireside massage for two (inclusive of gratuity); Desert Blends gift set; two four-day passes to five museums; and a one hour private cultural walking tour of historic Santa Fe. 505/992-0957

March 22, 2013
California's 7th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival: March 22th--24th in Sonoma, California. For more information, click here.

March 21, 2013
James Beard Foundation Awards Finalists: The 2013 JBF Awards will be held on May 3 and May 6 in New York City. For more information, click here.

March 20, 2013
Happy National Ravioli Day!

March 19, 2013
Florida Travel: “American Hero Rate” is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. This rate is for all active or retired members of the U.S. military, U.S. firefighters, or U.S. law enforcement officers. For information, click here or call 888-740-7020.

March 18, 2013
Travel Classics International 2013 in Ireland: May 16th--19th in County Cork, Ireland. For information, click here.

March 17, 2013
New Article: Ditch the PB&J: Fun Foods Recipes to Eat at the Library. Catherine Miles shares the 2013 Oreo Superbowl commercial video which features a genius "Whisper Fight" commercial. People in a library "whisper fought" about which part of the Oreo was the best: cookie or cream?!

March 16, 2013
First Cultivated Black Truffle Found in Oregon's Willamette Valley: Dr. Charles Lefevre, owner of New World Truffieres, Inc. based in Eugene, OR supplied the inoculated trees for the orchard, and has produced truffle trees for many farmers across North America. For information, call 541-556-8127 or e-mail info@truffletree.com.

March 15, 2013
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Is It Jam, Jelly, Marmalade, Preserves, Conserves, Fruit Butter, or Fruit Curd? Sally explains the differences in these six sweet, fruit-based offerings.

March 14, 2013
Online Chocolate Making Classes: "Ecole Chocolat announces a kickoff celebration for 10 years of teaching professional chocolate making to students from all over the world," says Pam Williams, Founder and Lead Instructor of Ecole Chocolat, which was launched in 2003. For information, click here.

March 13, 2013
Easter Cake: Nudo's Colomba Easter Cake (la colomba means dove in Italian) is made with amaretto, studded with candied orange peel, Nudo extra virgin olive oil, and topped with sugar and almonds. This cake is shaped like a dove and makes a perfect host/hostess gift. $25

March 12, 2013
New Travel Article: Luxury Life in Antigua, by Stacey Edwards, tells us that Antigua is said to have 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, as well as the summer Antiguan Carnival celebration, marine life and shopping on this secluded island.

March 11, 2013
Artisan Cheese Festival: Join the 7th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival March 22th--24th at the Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma. For information, click here.

March 10, 2013
New Paleo Book: The Paleo Coach: Expert Advice for Extraordinary Health, Sustainable Fat Loss, and an Incredible Body, by Jason Seib, helps you find what works for you in the gym, in the kitchen and in your mind.

March 9, 2013
2013 Poland Culinary Vacations: Are you interested in traveling to Poland this year? The time is NOW to book one of these fun and delicious culinary tours! There are a total of nine week-long Poland Culinary Vacations to choose from to various regions of Poland. For information, email: info@polandculinary.com or call: 888-703-8130.

March 8, 2013
CK Mondavi Announces New Mobile Website: Leading producer of popularly priced wines launches mobile sites optimized for smartphones and tablets. The navigation displays wine information, food and wine pairings, vineyard information, wine accolades, CK Mondavi family history and robust video content. For information, click here.

March 7, 2013
New Passover Cookbook: Passover Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes, by cookbook author Leah Schapira and food editor Victoria Dwek, offers a unique blend of traditional and creative new kosher recipes for Passover.

March 6, 2013
Girls’ March Madness: “Game On!” for a Girlfriends’ Getaway at a Bed & Breakfast. BnBFinder.com knows that “girls just want to have fun”, so girls get ready to have a blast, relax and unwind! Grab your friends, sisters, mother or daughter and escape for a girls-only weekend. For information, click here.

March 5, 2013
New Article: Meet Kimmy Tang, Julia Child's Asian Alter Ego. Andrea Rademan raves about Kimmy Tang, who has four 9021Pho locations in Los Angeles.

March 4, 2013
New Wine Article: Vintage Birthday Wine Surprise. Jon Rusciano recounts a pleasant surprise at his neighbor's birthday party.

March 3, 2013
New Wine Book: The World of Sicilian Wine, by
Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino, provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution. The book includes a guide and map to exploring Sicily.

March 2, 2013
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Best Cookbooks of 2012: Sally's Top 10. There were many quality cookbooks published in 2012. Here are 10 of my favorites. You’ll find a technique book, comfort food books, French, Mexican and Chinese cookbooks, as well as BBQ, Middle Eastern and baking cookbooks. There is a little something for everyone.

March 1, 2013
March eNewsletter: Easter and Passover. Passover (March 25th) and Easter (March 31st) are both holidays when families gather together to celebrate. What are your favorite Easter or Passover traditions? I'd like to hear about these on our Facebook discussion.

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