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Sunday, May 31, 2009
Moody’s Bistro & Lounge and Sierra Valley Farms Take Dining Back to Its Roots at the Second Annual “Dinner in the Barn” Series: Diners Feast Upon a Four-Course Gourmet Meal made with Fresh-Picked Produce and Served in an Historic Barn Near Sierraville, California; five evenings this this summer; $100.00 per person.

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Expanded Los Angeles Museum: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino will open the new 16,379-square-foot Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art today to showcase its growing American art collection. Free audio guides will be available.

Friday, May 29, 2009
Scott's New York City Pizza Tours: The best way to enjoy New York is by walking its streets, but the only way to taste New York is by eating its pizza. You can do both with a NYC Pizza Walk! Bus tours are available on weekends.

Thursday, May 28, 2009
New Cookbook: The Obama Menu : Dining with Barack Obama, by A. K. Crump, includes not only the menus and dinner plans from the "person-to-person" dinners that took place in people’s homes, in restaurants, and in hotels during the 2008 campaign, but also the stories, first-hand accounts, photographs, and recipes.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
New Cookbook: Short-Cut Vegan: Great Taste in No Time, by award-winning cookbook author Lorna J. Sass, shows how to prepare 100 dishes full of amazing flavor and great nutrition without spending hours in the kitchen. Vegans rejoice!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
New Cookbook: Memorable Recipes: To Share with Family and Friends, by Renee Behnke and Cynthia Nims, offers 140 unique recipes with 125 full-color photographs of appetizers, soups and salads, sides, main dishes, and desserts. Behnke is the president emeritus of the culinary mecca Sur La Table and Cynthia Nims is the author of 10 cookbooks.

Monday, May 25, 2009
Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Memorial Day Recipes: Smoked Salmon and Caper Spread, Guacamole, Fruity-Nutty Wild Rice and Turkey Salad, and Rocky Road Brownies.

Saturday, May 23, 2009
Memorial Day Recipes: Cowboy Jim's Grilled Steak and Corn Salsa, Roasted Vegetables with Hearty Herbs, Greek Salad, and Caramel Ice Cream.

Friday, May 22, 2009
Dessert Cookbooks: Pure Dessert, by Alice Medrich, a three time winner of the Best Cookbook of the Year award, offers true flavors, inspiring ingredients and simple recipes. BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York's Most Talked-About Bakery, by Erin McKenna, whose infamous cupcakes were named best in the city by New York magazine in 2006, makes dietary restrictions reachable.

Thursday May 21, 2009
Olive Oil Conference: The Culinary Institute of American (Napa Valley) is offering Beyond Extra Virgin 2009: An International Conference on Excellence in Olive Oil. The program, scheduled for June 21-23, will be held at the University of California at Davis as well as at the Napa Valley, California campus of The Culinary Institute of America (on consecutive days; the two campuses are just an hour apart). 530.754.9301

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
New Wine Article: March-ing through Napa – Chapter One--Jon Rusciano visits Stag's Leap Winery, Stag's Leap Cellars, Spottswoode's Winery, and Shafer Vineyards.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
New Travel Article: On the Trail of Palladio in Italy--Keith Allan and Lynne Gray visit this city that hasn't changed much in the last five centuries and then on to Vicenza.

Monday, May 18, 2009
New Travel Article: Traveling to Farlam Hall in England in a Mazda RX8 where Keith Allan and Lynne Gray stay at Farlam Hall Hotel, Brompton, Cumbria while enjoying the twist and turns in their Mazda RX8.

Sally's Place Contributor Lorna Sass has a New Blog: LORNA SASS AT LARGE

Sunday, May 17, 2009
New Traveling with Kids Article: Kid-Friendly Zones: Toronto, Canada by Elaine Sosa Labalme who, with seven year old Steven and husband Fen, hit the highlights of this cosmopolitan city.

Saturday, May 16, 2009
New Travel Article: Top Ten Things to Do in Santa Fe, New Mexico--Mary Bloch walks us through a town rich in Native American culture, from restaurants to art museums to parks, the opera and more.

Friday, May 15, 2009
Books to Use When You Stay Home: Simple Stunning Parties at Home: Recipes, Ideas, and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining, by Karen Bussen, details 12 complete plans for four different kinds of parties—cocktail gatherings, casual suppers, formal dinners, and daytime get-togethers. No More Takeout: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cooking, by Stephen Hartigan and Jerry Boak, offers 3 recipe levels and 450 step-by-step photographs.

Thursday, May 14, 2009
New Cookbooks: Potato Salad: 65 Recipes from Classic to Cool, by Debbie Moose, comes just in time for summer picnics, Fourth of July and outdoor block parties. Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook: More than 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes from the Gluten-Free Chef, by Robert Landolphi, offers more than 100 recipes from this gluten-free chef.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
New Food Magazine: Hearst Magazines looks like it may have its biggest hit since the launch of O, the Oprah Magazine, as it launches the Food Network Magazine on a regular publication schedule this week. The first test issue last fall sold about 70 percent of its copies, and the second issue had a 55 percent sell-through rate.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
New Wine Article: More News from Napa by Monty and Sara Preiser showcases a new aerator from Italy. It looks like a cross between a science experiment and a bong and is called Versovino il Decanter piccolino.

Monday, May 11, 2009
New Cookbook: The New American Olive Oil: Profiles of Artisan Producers and 75 Recipes, by Fran Gage, profiles 15 American producers and highlights olive oil's merits to demonstrate the difference it makes in food and to emphasize that American oils can be as good as those from Europe. The 75 recipes include crusty snacks (crackers, flatbreads, bruschette), savory sauces (pestos, vinaigrettes, mayonnaises), and scintillating fish, meat, and poultry main courses. For daring tastebuds, there’s a sideboard of desserts—cakes, cookies, even ice cream—that include olive oil as a main ingredient.

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Mother's Day Appetizers: Need to make appetizers for a Mother's Day party? We have lots of choices.

Friday, May 8, 2009
Mother's Day Chocolate Desserts: Make that special chocolate dessert for Mom this Sunday. We have many from which to choose!

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Mother's Day Desserts: Make that special dessert for Mom this Sunday. We have many from which to choose!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
2009 James Beard Foundation Awards Winners: Congratulations to all the winners!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

2009 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. Follow the awards on their live blog.

Monday, May 4, 2009
More Cinco de Mayo Mexican Food Recipes: Chiles en Nogada (Stuffed Poblano Chilies); Don Cacahuate ("Mr. Peanut"); Huachinango Entomatado (Snapper in Tomato Sauce); Flautas Jaliscienses (Jalisco-Style Flautas);
Ceviche Acapulqueno (Ceviche Acapulco-Style) and a lot of information about the Mexican Diet, Regional Cuisines and the Markets of Mexico.

Sunday, May 3, 2009
Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo: Mexico Mole: A Celebration of Mexico by Arlene Krasner includes an authentic chocolate mole recipe Maria’s Mole Casero, courtesy of Maria Ricaud from San Miguel de Allende.

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Food Recipes: Guacamole, Enchiladas with Mole Poblano, Saffron Rice with Caramelized Pineapple, Layered Mango Pudding or a Charlotte (Ante de Mango) and more...

Friday, May 1, 2009
May eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features Exclusive Savings for Sally's Place visitors on Mother's Day flowers, Culinary Getaways in Provence, France and the chance to own a Truffle Tree, from a company based in Gascony, South West France.

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