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by Sally Bernstein

August 31, 2002
A Year of Russian Feasts by Catherine Jones is a travel memoir-cookbook that offers a look at a private Russia including feasts, rituals and 40 recipes. This view is much different from the public, less friendly view that many visitors have.

August 29, 2002
Lonely Planet offers the essential guide to the culture of food and drink in the Caribbean called World Food Caribbean by Bruce Geddes. Photographer Jerry Alexander has done an excellent job of capturing the people and their foods.

August 27, 2002
Two novel fruits are in the American markets now...a new hybrid of plums and apricots called Pluot has a fruit-punch taste and are dark pink to pale purple in color. And Donut Peaches from Eastern Washington are flat and round and pack a lot of taste.

August 25, 2002
Throughout the Northern California wine country, winemaking teams dash around like expecting parents, anxiously preparing their wineries for the imminent onslaught of ripe grapes ready for the press. Here's an update of conditions in seven Northern California viticultural regions.

August 23, 2002
The New Yorker magazine has published its first issue dedicated solely to food. Dated August 19 & 26, The Food Issue includes articles by Calvin Trillin, Nora Ephron, Madhur Jaffrey with the cover being "Jolly Cones" by artist Wayne Thiebaud (as in ice cream cones).

August 20, 2002
Shafer Vineyards of Napa Valley, California is pleased to have been recognized by Wine & Spirits magazine (Fall 2002 Special Issue) as one of the world's top 25 vineyards, placing it alongside Chateau Lafite Rothchild, Chateau d'Yquem and other world-class winegrowers.

August 19, 2002
Chefs and fans throughout the world are celebrating Julia Child's 90th birthday with parties and events, culminating August 19 with the opening of "Julia Child's Kitchen" at the National Museum of American History in Washington. The Smithsonian exhibit reconstructs the room in which Child cooked for nearly half a century at her house in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

August 15, 2002
Happy 90th Birthday Julia Child! Mastering the Art of French Cooking,
Baking with Julia, Julia's Kitchen Wisdom and other Julia books are available through amazon.com.

August 13, 2002
From the authors of Desperation Dinners! comes Desperation Entertaining! 200 delicious recipes from nationally syndicated columnists Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross.

August 10, 2002
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi is the delightful story of an American woman who meets an Italian man (who does not speak English) in Venice...an unexpected romance follows. Recipes are included.

August 7, 2002
Sally's Place received recognition in the New York Daily News newspaper today!

August 6, 2002
The Art of Travel by Londonite Alain de Botton is the work of an experienced traveler and the author of five books, including How Proust Can Change Your Life. De Botton offers nine essays concerning the art of travel that are divided into five sections: "Departure," "Motives," "Landscape," "Art," and "Return."

August 4, 2002
100 Vegetables and Where They Come From by William Woys Weaver mixes history, culinary suggestions, practical information and personal anecdotes by this organic gardener, food historian and author of eight books.

August 2, 2002
LEGENDS OF TEXAS BARBECUE COOKBOOK: Recipes and Recollections from the Pit Bosses by Robb Walsh is a summer must buy! This newspaperman's barbecue cookbook delivers both a practical cookbook and a guided tour of Texas barbecue lore.

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