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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wine and Food Festival: The Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival kicks off its 24th year with a few exciting changes. Stars Across Texas will be held at the breathtaking new Long Center, and Sunday Fair will take place at the gorgeous Vineyards at the Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX. The festival will be held April 16-19 throughout Austin and the Hill Country. 512.249.6300

Friday, February 27, 2009
New Travel Article: Great Guidebooks for Traveling Foodies by Sharon Hudgins, who suggests guidebooks for traveling abroad. Why eat nondescript food when you can enjoy tasty local cuisine?

Thursday, February 26, 2009
New Wine Article: The Veritable Smorgasbord by Monty and Sara Preiser discusses Seabiscuit Ranch wines, the Titus Family Saga, Casa de la Ermita Monastrell Sweet Red and
the Culinary Institute of America Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant in St. Helena, California. Lots to digest here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
New Travel Article: Alsace-Lorraine, France: Ernest Beyl visits a land forever joined, yet a land divided by its culture and its cookery.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Happy National Pancake Day: IHOP is giving away free buttermilk pancakes today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. They ask you to consider making a donation to support local children's hospitals through Children's Miracle Network.

Monday, February 23, 2009
New Wine Article: A Raymond Cruise, A Cabernet Franc Panel, and A Frank Family Move by Monty and Sara Preiser brings us up to date on some wines and winery events.

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Denver Herbs & Spices Wonderland: If you happen to be in Denver and have a fascination with herbs and spices, set aside an hour or so to visit one of the locations of SAVORY Spice Shop (http://www.savoryspiceshop.com). This neighborhood-style herb & spice shop is amazing for the depth and range of inventory. The aromatics resulting from their on-site spices grinding and original recipe seasonings hand-blending is an exceptional experience. Great to have you in the neighborhood, Mike & Janet!

Saturday, February 21, 2009
New Restaurant Article: The State of the Napa Dining Experience –Winter, 2008-09 by Monty and Sara Preiser.

Friday, February 20, 2009
New Chocolate Article: Beans and Nuts and Grains, Oh, My!: Non-Dairy Chocolate “Milk” by Stephanie Zonis, who says there is a broad selection of non-dairy chocolate “milks” available. But how do they taste? She sampled a baker’s dozen of chocolate and carob non-dairy “milks” to find out.

Thursday, February 19, 2009
New Diabetes Article: Columnist Linda Gassenheimer shares Diabetes: So what is eating well? And what are correct amounts?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Getting Ready for the Oscars? Monica Bhide demonstrates Guava Bellini and Cilantro Lemon Popcorn from her upcoming new book Modern Spice. Just perfect for cheering on Slumdog Millionaire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmXKSFg2qjQ

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
New Traveling with Kids Article: Top Ten Cities For You and Your Kids: Chicago, Illinois by Elaine Sosa Labalme covers 5 days in the Windy City and lots of wonderful kid's activities.

Monday, February 16, 2009
Oregon Wine Event: Taste Walla Walla Portland will be held March 2nd at the Portland Art Museum. Enjoy wines from over 40 Walla Walla wineries; mingle with principals and winemakers; enhance your appreciation of our world-renowned wines. To purchase tickets call 503.226.0973 or visit www.portlandartmuseum.org.

Sunday, February 15, 2009
New Travel Article: Napa Valley Winter Trip: Sally enjoys new wineries, restaurants and the lovely mustard fields during her winter trip to the Napa Valley.

Saturday, February 14, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009
For Valentine's Day: "There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles." —Anonymous. February 17, 2005

Valentine's Day Cookbook Review: Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate State Of Mind by Karen Leland.

Thursday February 12, 2009
New York Wine Expo:this 2nd Annual event will be held February 27th--March 1st at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
in New York City. The New York Wine Expo is a three-day exposition catering to both the general public and the trade in the nation's hub. Don't miss this opportunity to sample over 600 wines from over 170 winemakers from around the globe in the Grand Tasting.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Diana's Desserts Newsletter: Valentine's Day Sweets and Chocolate Recipes include Chocolate Fondue, Dark Chocolate Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing, Mini Victoria Sponge Heart Cakes, Tiramisu Martini, Cherry Cordials, White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Mardi Gras King Cake. Delicious photographs accompany each recipe.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Winery 2009 Guest Chef Series: JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, located in Paso Robles, California, has announced the lineup for their 2009 Guest Chef Series, beginning March 20, 2009, and extending though October 16, 2009. For information call toll-free 800.726.0049 x300.

Monday, February 9, 2009
California's Artisan Cheese Festival: This third annual festival will be held March 20-23 in Petaluma. Attendees will met more than a dozen international award-winning cheese makers and learn how to taste, buy, serve and enjoy distinctive artisan cheeses from these experts. Tickets available.

Sunday, February 8, 2009
Gumbo Festival: Raylen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville, North Carolina, is having a Mardi Gras Gumbo Festival Saturday, February 21st. Your $15 admission includes gumbo and the fixins, a complimentary glass of wine, music, and parking.

Saturday, February 7, 2009
Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival: February 19th --22nd in South Beach, Florida, this festival is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world's most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities.

Friday, February 6, 2009
Easy Valentine's Day Gifts: Flowerpetal's red roses look wonderful. They sell gifts too such as a Chocolate Lover’s Basket.

Thursday, February 5, 2009
New Cookbooks: Baking Unplugged by Nicole Rees comes to the rescue with a collection of simple, back-to-basics recipes for everything from muffins and breakfast pastries to cookies, pies, cakes, and puddings. Kneadlessly Simple: Fabulous, Fuss-Free, No-Knead Breads by Nancy Baggett showcases the secret of Baggett's slow-rise method, which allows the yeast to grow slowly and develop the same full, satisfying flavor of traditional bread, without any kneading at all.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Sixteenth Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival: January 31st through March 28th celebrate the unique food, wine, art, and rich agricultural & cultural bounties of the Napa Valley! Enjoy this beautiful time of the year when wild mustard carpets vineyards with brilliant hues of green and gold. Click here for event information.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Slow Food Event: International Festival of Food and Film is set for May, 2009 in Bologna, Italy. Food lovers and film lovers alike will enjoy Slow Food on Film, an international cinema and food festival organized by Slow Food International and Bologna Cineteca. If you or someone you know is a budding filmmaker, visit the Slow Food on Film website for more information.

Monday, February 2, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana Museum: Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit organization in Riverwalk Marketplace dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the culture of food and drink in the South. The museum already has collected over 1000 menus but is looking for more. The state's seafood, rice and sugar industries are covered as well as children's cooking classes are offered on Saturdays.

Sunday, February 1, 2009
February eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features discounts on coffee, hot sauces and cookies, new articles and fun February holidays. Be sure and read the P.S. at the very bottom!

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