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by Sally Bernstein

April 30, 2012
New Cookbook: The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook, by Anne Willan. From the spiced sauces of medieval times to the massive roasts and ragoûts of Louis XIV's court to elegant eighteenth-century chilled desserts, The Cookbook Library illuminates culinary crosscurrents among the cuisines of England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.

April 29, 2012
New Cookbook: Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs; Paleo and Personalized, by Ashley Tudor. This super food gives all the benefits of other high energy foods with more nutrition and without spiking blood sugar. Plus, this humble tuber tastes great and is easily incorporated into your diet in seriously good ways. Also available in Kindle.

April 28, 2012
Sally's New womnsforum.com Blogpost is Live: Top Red Hot Chili Peppers. Find out what pepper, in February of 2012, unseated the reining champion to claim the world’s hottest title with a Scoville heat unit rating of 2,009,231 SHU.

April 27, 2012
New Phở Gà Recipe: by Master Chef Helene An of The House of An.

April 26, 2012
New Wine Book: Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines, by expert wine writer Kerin O'Keefe. Organized as a guided tour through Montalcino's geography, this book also makes sense of Brunello's complicated history, from its rapid rise to the negative and positive effects of the 2008 grape-blending scandal dubbed "Brunellogate." Also available in Kindle.

April 25, 2012
Breaking Food News: The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California.

April 24, 2012
Dining Tips: Economics professor Tyler Cowen has some fascinating, thoughtful, and often counterintuitive ideas about how to choose your next restaurant: Six Rules for Dining Out.

April 23, 2012
Restaurant Humor: Amusing list of Restaurant Mental-Health-Code Violations by Paul Simms. Example: "Irate customer at nearby table repeatedly uses phrase 'dry-cleaning bill' when arguing with server over accidental spill, even though it was a glass of water and customer is wearing tank top and cargo shorts."

April 22, 2012
New Wine Book: A Carafe of Red, by Gerald Asher, is a collection of elegantly written essays from the past thirty years, updated with a new introduction and endnotes. Mr. Asher informs wine enthusiasts with insightful, engrossing accounts of wines from Europe and America.

April 21, 2012
New Cookbook: CakeLove in the Morning: Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Pancakes, Waffles, Biscuits, Frittatas, and Other Breakfast Treats, by DC Baker Warren Brown, offers Coconut Waffles with Bananas Foster topping, Breakfast Lasagna, or Multigrain Rum Raisin Scones, to name a few. Also available in Kindle.

April 20, 2012
New Chocolate Truffle Article: Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Cardamom. Chef Eric Cayton says cardamom is indigenous to India and is used frequently in South Asian as well as Middle Eastern cuisine. Cardamom seed pods can be found in two basic colors; green and black.

April 19, 2012
New Cookbook: Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes, by Douglas McNish, who personally experienced the benefits as he lost 100 pounds in 2 years since embracing the diet. McNish is an executive chef, cooking teacher and raw food consultant who creates raw cuisine recipes for delicious nutrient-rich dishes.

April 18, 2012
Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto: With hockey's Stanley Cup playoffs kicking into high gear, a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada is especially appealing. Hear about the Hall and Toronto's many charms from "Traveling with Kids" columnist Elaine Labalme.

April 17, 2012
New Chocolate Truffle Article: Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Cayenne Pepper. Chef Eric Cayton says that adding too much of this potent chili to a dish will quickly overpower all other ingredients and render it inedible.

April 16, 2012
New Wine Article: Première Bordeaux - Semaine Prochaine – Mardi Après-midi.
Jon Rusciano visits Chateau Montrose, Chateau Cos d'Estournel and Chateau Pontet-Canet. This is part of Jon's My Bordeaux Adventures series.

April 15, 2012
New Cookbook: The Vegetarian Kitchen Table Cookbook: 275 Delicious Recipes, by Igor Brotto and Olivier Guiriec, showcases dishes that will appeal to everyone -- vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike. Get inspired by Vegetarian Cassoulet, Cannelloni Florentine; Sweet Mama Squash Hushpuppies, Linguine Canaletto; Woodsy Mixed Sprout Salad, Spicy Lentil Samosas, Ratatouille and Apple Strudel, Caramelized Nectarines Scented with Vanilla.

April 14, 2012
New Cookbook: Muffin Tin Chef: 101 Savory Snacks, Adorable Appetizers, Enticing Entrees and Delicious Desserts, by Matt Kadey, is filled with full-color photos and easy-to-follow recipes, such as Baked Eggs in Prosciutto Cups, Peach-Stuffed French Toast Bowls, Spinach Dip Bowls, Jalapeño Cheese Rolls and Butternut Squash Soufflés. Available in paperback and Kindle.

April 13, 2012
Sally's New womnsforum.com Blogpost is Live: Hot Chili Peppers. Remember Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and you can find lots of uses for chile peppers.

April 12, 2012
New Cookbook: Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking, by S. H. Fernando Jr., includes over 100 recipes, an introduction to Sri Lankan history, culture and cuisine, and stunning color photographs throughout. In Sri Lanka a meal is typically referred to as 'rice & curry'--and curries can vary from main dish offerings (meat, chicken, fish, or mutton) to an assortment of vegetable and even fruit curries.

April 11, 2012
Malaysian Cookbook: Flavors of Malaysia: A Journey Through Time, Tastes, and Traditions, by Susheela Raghavan, offers over 150 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes; 16-page color photo insert; detailed introduction to Malaysian history and its culinary origins; and a guide to Malaysian ingredients and cooking techniques.

April 10, 2012
A Fund-Raising Reception is set for Atlanta Honoring Edna Lewis, the Grande Dame of Southern Cookery: Friday, April 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the City Club of Buckhead. For information, contact Chef Joe Randall at 912-303-0409 or click here.

April 9, 2012
Updated Best Restaurants in Vancouver article, by Pam Williams, showcases night life, restaurants and day tripping in this vital and dynamic city.

April 8, 2012
Happy Easter!

April 7, 2012
Easter Recipes: Italian Garden Frittata, Glazed Easter Ham, Warm Spinach, Orzo, and Pistachio Salad and Angel Food Cake with Berry Sauce.

April 6, 2012
Easter Recipes: Bacon Quiche, Roast Lamb with Garlic Nuggets, Toasted Hazelnut and Endive Salad and Easter Sugar Cookies.

April 5, 2012
Passover Article: Passover: Your Turn to Host the Seder includes Chicken and Artichokes with 36 Cloves of Garlic.

April 4, 2012
Indian Cookbook Expanded Edition: Healthy South Indian Cooking, by Alamelu Vairavan & Patricia Marquardt, offers 40 new recipes (now totaling 250 recipes) and 100 vegetarian treats. The authors feature revised recipes with a healthy approach to traditional Indian cooking!

April 3, 2012
Share Our Strength® Great American Bake Sale: is a national fundraising initiative that encourages Americans to host bake sales in their communities to support the No Kid Hungry® Campaign, Share Our Strength’s® national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. For information, click here.

April 2, 2012
The boys of summer are back! Follow "Traveling with Kids" columnist Elaine Labalme as she swings by ballparks in Baltimore, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Chicago's fabled Wrigley Field. Batter up!

April 1, 2012
April eNewsletter: Easter and Passover. New recipes, articles and holiday products.

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