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by Sally Bernstein

May 31, 2005
To write your food and travel friends, colorful Loquat cards are available (boxed in a set of 6) from the The Arts & Crafts Press and a set of 20 Trailer Travel notecards are being offered by Gibbs Smith Publisher.

May 30, 2005
Catherine's Kitchen by CWT is a small paperback book comprised of family recipes from a California cook. The book contains simple and easy recipes to make you look like a champion in the kitchen.

May 29, 2005
Alla Lopatin shares her love of Russia with us, including geography, foods, recipes, and Russian restaurants around the world.

May 28, 2005
2003 Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon, California, a handcrafted kosher wine from former Wine Spectator writer Jeff Morgan of SoloRosa Winery and Leslie Rudd of Rudd Winery, is the first vintage of Covenant . The grapes come from a single vineyard, a parcel of the historic Larkmead vineyard in Napa Valley, and the wine is aged in French oak barrels. The wine tastes of black currants, vanilla, licorice, and tobacco leaf and has been very highly rated by wine experts. The retail price is about $85.00.

May 27, 2005
The Passionate Olive : 101 Things to Do with Olive Oil by Carol Firenze recounts warm memories from Carol's Italian-American childhood. This charming book tells the practical uses of olive oil and reveals the secrets of how to enhance your life, love, and health with olive oil.

May 26, 2005
Boca Raton/Delray Beach, Florida Dining Directory updated by Monty Preiser. About 150 restaurants from which to choose. This is quite a list!

May 25, 2005
Classic Italian Jewish Cooking : Traditional Recipes and Menus by Edda Servi Machlin tells the 2,000-year history of the Jews in Italy which has produced a wealth of delicious creations that conform to the Jewish dietary laws of Kashruth, making use of the freshest seasonal ingredients that calls for the utmost care and fuss in preparing them. Machlin, born in a rural village in Tuscany in 1925, offers recipes and menus for every holiday and occasion.

May 24, 2005
Chateau d'Agassac in Bordeaux, France, is letting futures clients decide if they want screw caps or cork caps on their 2004 vintage. This red wine will be released in 2007 and Agassac could be the first estate in Bordeaux to release a screw-capped red to customers.

May 23, 2005

Vino Venue in San Francisco, California allows customers to sample over 100 bottles of wine from a slick, automated dispenser that functions like an ATM machine. You put in a card (valued at $10 to $100) and make your selection and a 1-ounce sample arrives in your glass. The cost is automatically deducted from a card you have purchased. The owners found the dispensers in Tuscany, Italy. The retail shop sells cheese, salami, and pate.

May 19, 2005
Two for Tonight: Pure Romance from L'Auberge Chez Francois is by Jacques E. Haeringer, chef de cuisine at L'Auberge Chez François, a French country inn in Great Falls, Virginia. This cookbook, with beautiful photographs, offers you an extraordinary and memorable culinary experience. Admirers have recognized L'Auberge Chez Francois as the most romantic place to dine in the Washington, D.C. region.

May 18, 2005
Great Grilled Cheese: Cheese expert Laura Werlin, author of Quick Loaves: 150 Breads and Cakes, Meat and Meatless Loaves by successful cookbook author Jean Anderson teaches us how to prepare home brewed mixes for baking a wide range of both sweet and savory breads, cakes, meat loaves, vegetable loaves and puddings.

May 15, 2005
Tea and Ceremony: Experiencing Tranquility by Diana Saltoon is an autobiographical account that reflects the rewards of the tea ceremony and proves that, along with its many medicinal properties, tea offers unusual moments of tranquility. The book deals with the American fascination with Zen, meditation, and the value of simply living.

May 13, 2005

Taste the Delights of Central Italy with California food and restaurant writer Leslie Harlib, June 21 - July 2, 2005. This trip will show you Umbria's rich, ancient tradition of artisan foods and wines. Experience La Romita School and daily culinary adventures. 800-519-2297

May 10, 2005
Weber's Real Grilling by chef, author and journalist Jamie Purviance has over 200 original recipes, each with a color photo. Each chapter begins with step-by-step photographs for essential grilling techniques and the photographs are expanded with voiceovers on an accompanying website, www.realgrilling.com.

May 8, 2005
The 2005 James Beard Foundation Awards Winners Announced!   The Beard House; 167 West 12th Street; New York, NY 10011.

May 7, 2005
Molto Italiano : 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home by Mario Batali of the Food Network is his fourth cookbook. Molto Italiano features dishes from many of the twenty-one regions of Italy and many side dishes, each of which can be served as a light meal. With a section on desserts and a foundation of basic recipes, Molto Italiano is the only Italian cookbook a home cook's shelf needs.

May 6, 2005
Sirio Maccioni, New York City Le Cirque owner who closed Le Cirque in late 2004 has found a location for his new, unnamed, restaurant. It will reside in the new Bloomberg Tower at East 58th Street and Lexington Avenue. The restaurant will be Adam Tihany designed and Le Cirque chef Pierre Schaedelin will oversee the kitchen.

May 5, 2005
Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook : Slow-Cooker Favorites to Include Everyone! by New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good with the American Diabetes Association. This is the fourth in a series and packed with delicious recipe for everyone--including those who have to keep track of food exchanges, carbohydrates, sugars, calories and fats. 284 pages The other three books are: Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook : Feasting with Your Slow Cooker, Fix-it and Forget it Recipes for Entertaining : Slow Cooker Favorites for All the Year Round , and Fix-It & Forget-It Lightly : Healthy Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker .

May 4, 2005
Sally's Place is mentioned several times in Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction and More by Dianne Jacob. The advice in this book will make your future books and articles even better, give you ideas for new markets and direct you to other books you will want to read.

May 3, 2005
101 Things To Do With a BBQ by Steve Tillett shares appetizers to desserts to vegetarian solutions-proving that the grill is the best and easiest summertime cooking option. Steve, the son of a butcher and a practicing podiatric surgeon, barbeques year-round for his wife and children, even in the Portland, Oregon, rain.

May 1, 2005
Celebrate The Rain: Cooking With The Fresh And Abundant Flavors Of The Pacific Northwest by the Junior League of Seattle & Cynthia Nims is their second cookbook. The first one, Simply Classic, was quite well received.

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