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The Daily Dish Archive

by Sally Bernstein

September 30, 2005
No One Does It Any Better Than Pride Mountain Vineyards says "It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser. One side of Pride’s land is situated in Napa County and the other in Sonoma County.

September 29, 2005
Turmeric: Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of turmeric and a recipe for Green Beans Thoran, or Sauteed Green Beans with Fresh Coconut.

September 28, 2005
Tahitian Islands--Paradise or Heaven: Walter Glaser notes the scenery is breathtaking, the islands are pristine and clean, the people are smiling and friendly, and it’s even safe to go swimming with sharks and stingrays.

September 27, 2005
Olive Styles & Varieties by Glenn E. Burgess covers styles, varieties and methods of olive production, a fruit used to produce both food and oil.

September 26, 2005
Enjoy Falcor Finds Favor by "It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser. This Napa, California wine is a treat!

September 25, 2005
South America: Ava Pereira, who currently is living and teaching in Cochabamba, Bolivia, shares history and foods from this South American country, including 5 recipes and colorful photos.

September 24, 2005
Holiday and corporate gift giving just got easier with Lake Champlain Chocolates. Starting with truffles and Chocolates of Vermont, the product line also includes hot chocolate, Signature bars, Five Star bars, and novelties. Don't miss out on this quality chocolate!

September 23, 2005
Taylor Lockwood's Mushroom Identification Trilogy is now available on DVD.This is an entertaining visual guide to mushroom identification and explains all the basics with photos, illustrations, and video footage of real mushrooms. It is approximately one hour long and split into three parts: Introduction, Into the details, and Into the woods.

September 22, 2005
Enjoy t he 8th Annual Chocolate Show in New York City, from November 10th through the 13th. Chocolatiers such as Recchiuti Confections, Lillie Belle Farms, Knipschildt, and Love in Disguise Chocolates will be exhibiting, sampling, and selling their products (the holidays will be here before you know it, and chocolate is always the right size and the right color!). Celebrity chefs will wow you in two culinary theaters. As always, there will be a Children’s Corner and a cookbook store. And that Chocolate Spa? New this year, it’s a 2,000 square foot space devoted to chocolate-themed spa products and treatments for those requiring a little rejuvenation. The cost for all of this chocolate bliss is $25.00 per adult; children under 12 are free up to a maximum of two per paid adult admission. The location is the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, at 125 West 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. For more details, visit the website at www.chocolateshow.com.

September 21, 2005
The Doughmakers Cookbook : 125 Recipes for Success in Baking and Business by real-life sisters and kitchen magicians Bette LaPlante & Diane Cuvelier covers the story of the little cookie sheet that could, their baking sheet business. Covering all manner of dough-related foods, from sweet (cookies, cakes, muffins, pies) to savory (bread, pizza), this book displays a homey, independent spirit.

September 20, 2005
Chocolate T-Shirts! Chocolate Shirt is a technological breathrough, blending fragrance, fashion and fun. Okay, so it doesn't melt in your mouth but it does provide "the chocolate experience"-without the guilt! All of our Chocolate Shirt designs are infused with a wonderful chocolate aroma.

September 19, 2005
You asked for it and now you've got it!  Our popular Sally's Place gear is finally available to the public -- colorful T-Shirts, canvas bags, aprons, mugs, caps and other fun items--all with our logo. They make wonderful gifts for friends, family, and business associates.  Click here to see our entire selection.

September 18, 2005
Announcing a new Sally's Place column: The Kitchens of Biró by Marcel Biró & Shannon Kring Biró, authors of Biró: European-Inspired Cuisine. Their first article is Sautéed White Asparagus in Parmesan Tuile with Spring Greens & Aïoli.

September 17, 2005
Retro Fiesta: A Gringo's Guide To Mexican Party Planning by Geraldine Duncann offers classic Mexican-inspired dishes, decorations, and more! Retro Fiesta takes you on a journey south of the border, where you’ll learn how to make everything from a piñata to a succulent seafood ceviche. Discover the rich Hispanic heritage including margaritas and salsa.

September 16, 2005
A Revolution In Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (Arts and Traditions of the Table) by history professor James McWilliams explores what the colonists ate and why, how that affected their emerging political and cultural values, how their farms and their rights intersected and how "food remained at the core of America's Revolution."

September 15, 2005
Sally will be teaching a Global One-Dish Wonders cooking class at the Central Market in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, October 2nd from 2:00-4:30 p.m. The demonstration menu includes Spanish Paella, English Shepherd's Pie, Greek Moussaka and French Beef Bourguignon; $55.00; 214.361.5754

September 14, 2005
You can now find California Cabernet in a box! Three Thieves is introducing Bandit Cabernet, an $8-a-liter wine in a purple Tetra Pak container, the same type used for juice and soy milk. The 2002 vintage is made from Lodi, Napa and Sonoma grapes and the price is so low because of the inexpensive cost of the packaging. (Wine Spectator, July 31, 2005)

September 13, 2005
Four year old Napa Valley, California Copia: the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts has big plans for the near future. In an effort to attract more visitors, they plan a nationally televised food-and-wine awards ceremony, a chain of retail stores, a riverfront resort, a children's TV show and a public farmers market. Stay tuned!

September 11, 2005
Green goddess salad dressing, created at San Francisco's Palace Hotel in the 1920s, is a mixture of mayonnaise, anchovies, tarragon, vinegar, parsley, scallions, garlic and other spices.

September 10, 2005
Exclusive champagne Dom Perignon is being sold in jeroboams for the first time in the U.S. Only 100 bottles each of the 1993 and 1995 vintages are available for about $3500 each. Look for them at trendy New York hotels and clubs. Wine Spectator, July 31, 2005

September 9, 2005
The Culinary Institute of America's Worlds of Flavor 2005 International Conference & Festival covers Ancient Fires, World Flavors & the Future of American Cooking November 3-5 at the Greystone campus in Napa Valley; 800.888.7850; ciaprochef.com.

September 8, 2005
The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time! by dieticians Janice Bissex & Liz Weiss offers an easy guide for bringing super nutrition back to the kitchen. The Moms lay out a 5-Step Meal Makeover Plan, explaining how to market good nutrition to kids and establish food rules with their 120 reworked recipes.

September 7, 2005
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd Honey: sweet but never cloying, this debut by nonfiction author Kidd (The Dance of the Dissident Daughter) features a hive's worth of appealing female characters, an offbeat plot and a lovely style. It's set in Sylvan, S.C. in 1964, the year of the Civil Rights Act.

September 6, 2005
Katrina Relief….on October 5, restaurants across the country will band together in a "Dine for America" day to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.  A Web site - www.dineforamerica.org - will be launched on Sept. 8, where participating restaurants, independent operators, national chains, tableservice, and quickservice can choose from a menu of options on how they would like to participate.

September 5, 2005
Happy Labor Day!

September 2, 2005
On Friday September 9th The Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco presents Grilling with Beer featuring Sally's Place contributor, Beer Evangelist and Author Lucy Saunders. The reception starts at 7:00 PM including some of the Best Brewers in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Appetizers will be served. The cost is $30 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Make reservations by September 6th at 415-674-3406 or email bpaton@cathedralhillhotel.com

September 1, 2005
Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture
has devoted their summer, 2005 edition to Julia. This Julia Child Special Issue includes 146 pages of tributes, poems, illustrations, conversations, kitchen stories, insights, interviews and many wonderful photos.

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