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by Sally Bernstein

February 28, 2006
Joan Simon contributes the following San Francisco restaurants to keep Sally's Place up-to-date: The Franciscan Crab Restaurant, John's Grill, Le Colonial, Palio d' Asti, Roe Restaurant, Sutro's at The Cliff House, Trader Vic's and The Waterfront Cafe.

February 27, 2006
Samantha Sayers updates our New York restaurant list with over 50 of the top restaurants in The Big Apple.

February 26, 2006
Columnist Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of Mustard, which is available in whole seeds, as a powder, and, most popular, as a prepared paste. Photo included.

February 25, 2006
"It's Time for Wine" columnists Sara & Monty Preiser visit Napa Valley wineries and more in: A Typical Napa Day.

February 24, 2006
Joan Simon contributes the following San Francisco restaurants to keep Sally's Place up-to-date: Annabelle's Bar & Bistro; Bistro Boudin; Calzone's; Carnelian Room; Cha Am; The Cliff House Bistro; Firenze By Night; First Crush; and Four Seas Restaurant.

February 23, 2006

In "Make Mine Chocolate" columnist Stephanie Zonis writes about Chocolate Facts and Fictions and shares a recipe for Gorp with Chocolate and Drinking Chocolate and her Chocolate Find of the Month is the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company.

February 22, 2006
Columnist Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of Fenugreek, one of the earliest spices known to man and a spice commonly used in Indian food. Photos included.

February 21, 2006
Mars Inc., maker of Milky Way, Snickers and M&M’s candies, plans to launch CocoaVia nationwide next month. This is a new product made with a dark chocolate that the company claims has health benefits. CocoaVia is made with a kind of dark chocolate high in flavanols, an antioxidant found in cocoa beans that is thought to have a blood-thinning effect similar to aspirin and may even lower blood pressure.

February 20, 2006
In her "Traveling with Kids" column, Elaine Sosa covers Special Events: The Bracebridge Dinner, Yosemite National Park, California. This is an event for the entire family, young and old alike, and tickets for December, 2006 are for sale now.

February 19, 2006
Columnist Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of Asafoetida, a spice commonly used in Indian food. Photo included.

February 18, 2006
Pocket Dictionary of Ethnic Foods by Daniel G. Blum includes definitions of more than 1,400 ethnic dishes covering 42 ethnic groups. This handy pocket guide is a "must have."

February 17, 2006
Mexico, by new contributor Arlene Krasner, visits The Mercados of San Miguel de Allende including Tianguis del Martes, Mercado Ignacia Ramirez and Mercado de San Juan de Dios.

February 16, 2006
Pioneering chef and author Edna Lewis died at the age of 89 on February 13, 2006. Her culinary career spanned more than seventy years.  It included experiences at the country’s most popular eateries, the publication of four cookbooks, and her personal legacy of preserving the flavors and traditions of the South. Born in 1916 in Freetown, Virginia, Lewis lived in Atlanta, GA.

February 15, 2006
Off to Aspen to ski this winter? Or planning ahead for next summer's trip? Be sure and read Laura Werlin's update on Aspen Restaurants.

February 14, 2006
Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2006
For that perfect Valentine meal, choose from the following: appetizers Caviar Pie, Escargots a Champignons or Oysters Rockefeller; Caesar Salad; entrees Cauliflower Gruyere Souffle, Chicken Kiev or Fish in Papillote and desserts Chocolate Souffle, Apple Strudel or Coeur a la Creme.

February 12, 2006
New to the US market in 2005, Tropical Dragon fruit has green scales, bold magenta skin and a juicy interior flesh that ranges from pale pink to magenta and dotted with tiny black seeds, similar to a kiwi. Originally from Central America, this fruit, a species of cactus, is now grown in San Diego, CA.

February 11, 2006

The 5th Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be held February 24-26 in South Beach, Florida. Wine seminars presented by Wine Spectator, dinners, tastings and more.877.762.3933; sobewineandfoodfest.com

February 10, 2006
A few last minute Valentine's Day gift suggestion on the Sally's Place Shopping Page: Alfajores Cookies, Flowers, Cooking Classes, Italian Imported Food Gifts, Ladies Hat, Weekend Get-a-Ways, Italian Luxury Blankets or a Sally's Place apron, tote bag or T shirt.

February 9, 2006
The new 2006 New York City Michelin Guide has awarded three stars to four restaurants: Le Bernardin, Per Se, Alain Ducasse at The Essex House and Jean Georges.

February 8, 2006
Just in time for Valentine's Day comes Diana's Desserts wonderful newsletter. Look for Molten Chocolate Cakes, White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries, Valentine Champagne Truffles as well as Chinese New Year Tang Yuan and Mardi Gras King Cupcakes for children's.

February 7, 2006
Copia in Napa, California is extending its FREE general admission through February 2006 with love and chocolate. Don’t miss the fun, romance and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate at Copia - all month long - featuring the ultimate tasting experience: Death by Chocolate and the Best Darn Chocolate-Chip Cookie Contest.

February 6, 2006
Learn more about rugged Mendocino, California's Stevenswood Spa Resort. The new owners have updated and refreshed the 10 rooms, spa and restaurant. You'll be ready to book your reservations... today!

February 5, 2006
Wild Sweets Chocolates, designed by a husband-and-wife team in Canada, is offering their 2005 Harvest Collection of wine and chocolates. IceWine Reserve Series, ChocoWine Estate Series and GeléeWine Estate Series are a few of their delicacies.

February 4, 2006

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