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by Sally Bernstein

July 31, 2002
Mediterranean Street Food author Anissa Helou talks about her Mediterranean adventures in this solid collection of both curiosities and serious dining. Think Italy, Turkey, Egypt, etc....cold or hot, sweet or savory, street food is Helou's temptation.

July 28, 2002
COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, California will host "A 90th Birthday Celebration for Julia," August 2-4, 2002. Join Julia Child's colleagues and friends for a festive weekend to toast the birthday of America's premier kitchen legend with favorite recipes, memories, tastings, panel discussions, French picnics, live music, and the debut of Julia's famous copper cookware. Contact: 707-265-5950 or www.copia.org

July 25, 2002
25-years corporate events experience gives Joan Rappoport an edge and great contacts to share with readers through Event Resources, a newsletter filled with information on entertaining well within any budget. Low cost gifts from upscale stores, wine and food tips from top sources and where to find the best of everything take you to the next level. Email eventresources@msn.com to learn more or subscribe ($125 per year).

July 23, 2002
Local artisanal vintners will soon have a showcase in downtown Napa, CA. The Vintner's Collective Tasting Room, opening in mid August, will feature Mason Cellars, Melka Wines, Vinoce Vineyards, Cafaro Cellars, Patz & Hall, Elan Vineyards and Mi Suešo Cellars. Vintner's Collective is located at 1245 Main Street in the Landmark Pfeiffer Building, which is the oldest stone building in Napa, built in 1875.

July 21, 2002
Walter Glaser updates our article on Bernard Loiseau--Three Michelin Stars Haute Cuisine Francais. Note the accompanying photos!

July 19, 2002
What's New in Business Travel by Walter Reisender offers the latest frequent traveler news about airlines, hotels, restaurants and Walter's joke of the day!

July 17, 2002
Becoming An Alpine Basket Case--And Loving It! Walter Reisender recounts hot air ballooning over the Swiss Alps.

July 15, 2002
Puerto Vallarta! PV, as the town is known to North Americans, is today the second biggest tourist attraction for foreigners in Mexico. Walter Reisender shares his recent experiences.

July 14, 2002
Happy Bastille Day!

July 13, 2002
July is American Beer Month and there's lots of events scheduled at www.americanbeermonth.org. Also, Lisa Morrison, a delightful homebrewer from Portland Oregon, is teaching a course online about beer appreciation. You can view her course at: http://www.realbeer.com/spotlight/abm/morrison.html

July 12, 2002
Cooking with Beer by Lucy Saunders offers taste-tempting recipes that match beer and food. Beer columnist Saunders shows you how to make the most of your beer drinking experiences.

July 9, 2002
Everything you want to know about the wines, wineries, and history of Napa Valley are now packaged into The Napa Valley Expedition Guide ($24.95), a self-guided audio driving tour (tape or CD), a beautiful 88-page guidebook, and a computer CD-ROM. Narrated by wine country expert, Antonia Allegra, the driving tour helps visitors make sense of this world famous wine region. To learn more or to purchase a copy, visit www.TravelBrains.com.

July 7, 2002
The ice cream cone was popularized at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, its creation variously attributed to Syrian, Turkish, and Italian immigrants.

July 4, 2002
Happy 4th of July!

July 3, 2002
Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing French-style ice cream (with egg yolks) to the U.S. Ice cream was associated with France in the early 1800s, often given French names, such as frappe (a term now used for milk shakes).www.eatethnic.com

July 1, 2002
South of the Sahara, a beautiful full-colored illustrated book by Elizabeth A. Jackson, is one of the few West African cookbook available in print. The 120 recipes come from Ms. Jackson, who was born in Nigeria, and a glossary, sources of some less common foods, a bibliography and an index are included.

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