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by Sally Bernstein

October 31, 2005
Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2005
Chocolate: Health Food or Health Fad?:
Stephanie Zonis shares a recipe for Modestly Chocolate Chiffon Cake and her Chocolate Find of the Month is Chocolate Springs Café in Lenox, MA .

October 29, 2005
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended a ban on the importing of beluga caviar. This move, intended to help preserve dwindling beluga stocks, does not include osetra, sevruga or caviar from farmed sturgeon. (New York Times, October 29, 2005; page 1)

October 28, 2005
Magnolias Southern Cuisine: Uptown, Down South by Donald Barickman includes such Southern favorites as: Bar-B-Que with Corn Bread Styx to Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Red and Yellow Tomato Salsa to Pan-Fried Chicken Livers with Caramelized Onions, Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy.

October 27, 2005
101 Things to Do with Ramen Noodles by Toni Patrick. A must-have for noodle lovers everywhere! Give your taste buds a whirl with these simple ramen noodle recipes: Summer Picnic Salad, Ramen Fajitas, Beef Sukiyaki, Ramen Trail Mix, and Chocolate Chinos.

October 26, 2005
Bouquets: A Year of Flowers and Settings for the Table by Marsha Heckman gives you page after page of creative ideas that will inspire readers to make every dinner party and event in their homes an unforgettable occasion with these gorgeous tabletops and centerpieces.

October 25, 2005
Savannah Entertains by Martha Giddens Nesbit talks of the very traditional Mrs.Wilkes' Boarding House restaurant including recipes for Turnip Greens, Hoppin' John, Roast Pork, Fried Chicken, Cornbread Muffins, Sweet Southern Tea and Pecan Pie.

October 24, 2005
New article: "Five Top Family-Friendly Restaurants, United Kingdom" wherein Claudia Foleng-Achunche illuminates UK restaurants actively catering to the family market.

October 23, 2005
Marty Martindale, owner of Food Site of the Day updates her Tampa Bay, Florida restaurant list. Check out over 50 dining spots!

October 22, 2005
On California's Central Coast Appetites are Fulfilled at the Monterey Jazz Festival: This annual event, the oldest (circa 1957), continuous event of its kind in the world, drew 35,000 fans in 2005. Some of the world's leading artists practice this native American art form. Ernest Beyl reports.

October 21, 2005
Vintage San Francisco by Gabriel Moulin Studios. Chronicled in dramatic black and white photographs, taken by three generations of gifted San Francisco photographers from Moulin Studios, this indelible portrait of the cool, gray, city of love, comes alive in history, legend, and lore. Quotations will be included from such San Francisco writers as: Jack London, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, William Saroyan, Rudyard Kipling, Herb Caen and Dashiell Hammett.

October 20, 2005
Cooking for Mr. Right by Susan Volland is the tale of twenty-six year old, Seattle-based chef Kate Linden. She's abruptly fired from the city's hottest restaurant, and her ex-boyfriend, Gaston, announces he's getting married to a woman he's only recently met. Suddenly she's convinced that Gaston may be her last chance at a happy walk down the aisle. So she cooks up a scheme so grand her ex will be eating out of her hands in no time...

October 19, 2005
For the first time since the Gallup poll began asking, Americans say they indulge more in wine than in beer. To help you decipher wines, use Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2006. This revised and updated version is user-friendly and complete with each wine, grape, winery, producer, and region listed alphabetically for easy reference.

October 18, 2005
Build A Better Burger: Celebrating Sutter Home's Annual Search for America's Best Burgers by James McNair presents a mouth-watering look at the contest, including each of the 44 recipes that have won awards since BBB began 15 years ago. The book includes full-color photographs of all 56 recipes in the book.

October 17, 2005
The Jamlady Cookbook by Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker Alfeld, whose enthusiasm for "putting up" nature's bounty and her background in organic farming, teaching, science and cooking make her the perfect instructor in this book on canning. She assures readers that creating homemade jams, jellies, butters, chutneys and relishes can be safe, satisfying and, of course, delicious.

October 16, 2005
Girl Sleuth-Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak. For 75 years, reading Nancy Drew mysteries has been a literary rite of passage for millions of young girls. In this lively offering, poet and critic Rehak tells the tale of the creative trio behind the celebrated pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

October 15, 2005
A Wine Journey along the Russian River by Steve Heimoff takes readers on an intimate and enlightening tour of one of California's most diverse and accomplished wine areas as he travels along the Russian River and talks with growers and vintners from the Cabernet country of the Alexander Valley to the Pinot Noir producers of the Sonoma coast.

October 14, 2005

Hidden Napa Valley: 2006 Wall Calendar by Wes Walker. Northern California's Napa Valley is the country's most popular destination for wine lovers, a place of stunning scenery, artisans, gourmet sophistication, and unequaled natural beauty. Acclaimed photographer Wes Walker includes 26 color photographs.

October 13, 2005
Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell. Powell became an Internet celebrity with her 2004 blog chronicling her yearlong odyssey of cooking every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. A frustrated secretary in New York City, Powell embarked on the "Julie/Julia project" to find a sense of direction, and both the cooking and the writing quickly became all-consuming.

October 9, 2005
Elaine Sosa, in her Traveling with Kids column, covers Top Five Cities For You and Your Kids: San Diego. Lots to do there, including Sea World, Legoland, USS Midway, Maritime Museum, Petco Park, and the Corvette Diner.

October 8, 2005
No Tandoor? No Problem. Chef Sudhir Seth Adapts Regional Indian Recipes to Spice Up the American Grill. Monica Bhide reports.

October 7, 2005
Food Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa (Food Culture around the World) by Fran Osseo-Asare illuminates Western, Southern, and Central African cuisine to give readers a solid understanding of how diverse African peoples grow, cook, and eat food and how they celebrate special occasions and ceremonies with special foods.

October 6, 2005
"It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser say Wine and Headaches - Maybe Not What You Think. Read on......

October 5, 2005
Top 10 Paris Restaurants or Where The French Meet To Eat: 10 Paris Restaurants by Sally's Place contributor Elizabeth Cawdry Thomas, as it appears in TravelSmart online newsletter.

October 4, 2005
55 Restaurants in Napa Valley, California--Restaurant Review by Monty Preiser: this always popular list is now updated and complete.

October 3, 2005
Where to Eat in San Sebastian, Spain--the Best Restaurants: I'm here for the Food but Where Do I Eat?" asks (and answers) Leith Steel.

October 2, 2005
Amizetta's Rockin' Wines is the subject of "It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser. This Napa Valley winery is almost hidden in the eastern corner of the Valley, the winery & vineyards sit at a 1,000 foot elevation majestically overlooking Lake Hennessey in the Howell mountain range.

October 1, 2005
How to Hold and Pour a Bottle of Wine by Suzanne von Drachenfels, author of The Art of the Table: A Complete Guide to Table Setting, Table Manners, and Tableware, shares her expertise.

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