Special Feature: Products Sally Recommends

The Daily Dish Archive

by Sally Bernstein

March 31, 2006
New Recipes: Check out our new bread recipes: bread pudding, buttermilk biscuits and French bread.

March 30, 2006
New Book: The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus Seasonal Recipes by Christopher Hirsheimer & Peggy Knickerbocker is the perfect guide and cookbook—no matter where you live—each page celebrates the abundant seasonal produce grown by local organic and specialty-crop farmers along with more than 100 fresh, remarkably easy-to-assemble recipes.

March 29, 2006
Best Cheese? According to an international panel of expert judges at the 2006 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, WI, it’s Emmentaler Switzerland Premier Cru made by Christian Wüthrich, Rüderswil, Switzerland for von Mühlenen Ltd. in Dudingen, Switzerland. The 19 judges sniffed and tasted their way through a record-breaking 1,795 cheese and butter entries from 19 countries during the three-day competition.

March 28, 2006
TV Show: ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS season 2 continues with a total of 13 episodes airing on Monday nights on the Travel Channel. The irreverent Chef is out of the kitchen and on the road in this celebration of all things food. With the people and places he discovers en route, our audience will explore the inextricable link between food and culture.

March 27, 2006
New Article: From the Flute to the Plate: Champagne’s Not Just for Drinking Anymore by Marcel Biró and Shannon Kring Biró includes a recipe for Mushroom & Spinach Strudel Salad with Light Champagne Vinaigrette.

March 26, 2006
New Article: From the Flute to the Plate: Champagne’s Not Just for Drinking Anymore by Marcel Biró and Shannon Kring Biró includes a recipe for Bouquet Prawn Skewer with Olive Oil, Champagne, Basil, Rosemary & Dill.

March 25, 2006
Good Information: Vanilla is a rain forest orchid whose fruit, the vanilla pod (bean), is the source of one of the world's most popular frangrances and flavorings. Yet according to Patricia Rain, a U.S. importer of vanilla extracts and beans, less than 1% of all vanilla-flavored and vanilla-scented products actually contain pure vanilla. (Sante; March/April, 2006)

March 24, 2006
New Article: In her "Traveling with Kids" column, Elaine Sosa Labalme covers Kid-Friendly Zones: Miami and South Beach. Many of her recommendations will work for those traveling without kids, too.

March 23, 2206

New Recipes: 12 Indian recipes by Suneeta Vaswani, author of Easy Indian Cooking--from Raitas, Chicken Tikka Masala, Corn and Vegetable Curry, Mango Lassi to Caramelized Carrot Pudding.

March 22, 2006
Upcoming Event: In support of the education and advancement of women in culinary fields, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) will host At the Table Chicago: Toasting Women Chefs & Restaurateurs on Thursday night, April 6th.  At the Table Chicago will showcase the culinary talents of nationally and locally renowned women chefs and restaurateurs through a one-of-a-kind dining experience for Chicago-area food lovers. Tickets can be purchased online for $150.00 per ticket or $1,000.00 per table of 8 at www.womenchefs.org or by calling WCR toll-free at 877-927-7787. 

March 21, 2006
Product Recommendation: Windowbox.com introduces unique heirloom tomato plant collections to be savored and enjoyed by culinary experts and novice gardeners alike. Each collection is unique, beautiful, flavorful and easy to grow, no matter your level of gardening experience. The collections of sturdy, organic pre-started plants come in 6 packs for $25.99, with each collection grouped according to specific growing conditions and tastes. Check it out!

March 20, 2006
In 1893 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled tomatoes a vegetable for tax purposes, while acknowledging that it was botanically a fruit. (Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304)

March 19, 2006
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City will exhibit "Feeding Desire--Design and the Tools of the Table from 1500-2005" from May 5 to October 29, 2006. This exhibit offers a rich, contextual journey through the evolution of dining including more than 300 objects. The exhibition will address the development of utensil forms, innovations in production and materials, etiquette, and flatware as social commentary.

March 18, 2006
This year the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen will be held June 16-18, 2006. Join leading chefs including Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pépin, and Wolfgang Puck, and noted wine authorities such as Steve Olson, Joshua Wesson, and Daniel Johnnes for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events.

March 17, 2006
Happy St. Patrick's Day--may you have the luck of the Irish every day...

March 16, 2006
Native Alaskan Janice Shamberg has updated our Around Anchorage, Alaska article with new web addresses and phone numbers for tourist sites, hotels, restaurants and parks.

March 15, 2006
Need a quality toaster? Kitchenaid offers their top of the line PRO LINE® Series Toasters in 2 and 4 slice options. The stainless steel and die-cast metal construction makes this commercial grade toaster look great. A tone sounds when your toast is ready, raise the manual lift lever to check your toast without canceling the toasting cycle, and there is an optional sandwich rack for making grilled cheese sandwiches.

March 14, 2006
Need a gift suggestion? See the Sally's Place Shopping Page: Alfajores Cookies, Flowers, Cooking Classes, Ladies Hat, Travel Gear, Vacation Rentals, Weekend Get-a-Ways, Italian Luxury Blankets, Books, Mango Fruit Juice or a Sally's Place apron, tote bag or T shirt.

March 13, 2006
Holly Trolley: Visitors planning to bar-hop in Hollywood can leave the designated driving to the new Holly Trolley - a bus that stops at several of Hollywood's hottest night spots. For $1, you can ride the Holly Trolley all night, embarking and disembarking as often as you like near clubs such as The Highlands, Mood and Avalon. Hollywood has one of the most intense club scenes in the world; these are the clubs that fill gossip columns pages and TV entertainment shows. The hottest venues are scattered through all of the central Hollywood area and Hollywood Boulevard, from La Brea at the west end past Vine Street in the east. The trolley operates every Thursday through Saturday.

March 12, 2006
Women & Wine™ announces the launch of a weekly hour radio show on VoiceAmerica, the leading internet radio network in a field that estimates 19 million listeners. Beginning April 20, 2006, Women & Wine Radio will broadcast for 60 minutes on Thursdays at 2 p.m. PST.

March 11, 2006
Diana's Desserts offers some wonderful St. Patrick's Day recipes such as Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, Irish Cream Cheesecake, and Bailey's Irish Cream Blueberry Mousse.

March 10, 2006
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for the 2006 IACP Cookbook Awards, Bert Greene Journalism Awards and IACP Awards of Excellence at a reception for cookbook authors, editors, publishers and the food media at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York on March 6.

March 9, 2006
The Paris Shopping Companion: A Personal Guide to Shopping in Paris for Every Pocketbook by Susan Swire Winkler and Caroline Lesieur: this new edition is a major revision and expansion of the third edition. As such, it is the perfect book for the traveler who wants to make the most of what Paris has to offer. While certainly a travel guide, it provides something no other book offers: personal guidance from two authors who know the city and its shops intimately.

March 8, 2006
A Life Uncorked by the preeminent wine writer of our time Hugh Johnson, brings to us, his fans around the world, his first major new book in a decade: this stylish, intimate, and delightfully opinionated autobiographical tour through the world of wine. A Life Uncorked weaves Johnson's wide-ranging ruminations, memories, and observations on his remarkable life together with information on every aspect of wine.

March 7, 2006
The Golden Gate Diet: How to Lose Weight and Maintain Your Health by Adam Brook, M.D., Ph.D., a Harvard-educated surgeon and weight-loss authority, has developed an effective and safe diet, advocating a scientifically sound, healthful, and practical way to lose weight.

March 6, 2006
America's Great Delis: Recipes And Traditions from Coast to Coast by Sheryll Bellman explores the history and recipes of the country’s most beloved delis. From New York’s Lower East Side to Detroit and all points west, the delicatessen remains a quintessential part of the American landscape. Perfected in the early twentieth century by Eastern European Jewish immigrants, the deli, short for delicatessen, quickly won our hearts — and stomachs!

March 5, 2006
An updated Portland, Oregon restaurant list by Dana Schwartz highlights over 45 restaurants in this Pacific Northwest city.

March 4, 2006

The One-Armed Cook : Quick and Easy Recipes, Smart Meal Plans, and Savvy Advice for New (and Not-So-New) Moms by Cynthia Stevens Graubart and Catherine Fliegel, R.N. and C.C.E., offers superb recipes that can be made with a whisk in one hand and a baby cradled in the other with most recipes prepared, start-to-finish, in 30 minutes or less.

March 3, 2006
Enjoy these special hors d'oeuvres for your own cast of family and friends as you celebrate Academy Awards night this Sunday: Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Dates Stuffed with Almonds & Blue Cheese, Seared Tuna with Toasted Cumin-Tomato Sauce and Savory Cheesecake.

March 2, 2006

With the Academy Awards this Sunday, now is the time to enjoy Food Films by Zillah Bahar, mini-reviews on food-related films from classics to more current releases.

March 1, 2006
Ruth Wakefield, a dietitian, invented Chocolate Chip Cookies at the tourist lodge, Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, that she and her husband bought in the 1920’s. The now-famous recipe came about when she substituted baker's chocolate with a semi-sweet chocolate bar cut up into bits. The chocolate bits did not melt completely, and the tasty result was a huge hit with her guests. Andrew Nestle struck a deal with Ruth - they printed the Toll House Cookie recipe on its packaging and Ruth received a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate.

<< archive index

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

Share this article with a friend:

Free eNewsletter SignUp

Sally's Place on Facebook    Sally Bernstein on Instagram    Sally Bernstein at Linked In

Global Resources

Handmade Chocolates, Lillie Belle Farms

Food411 Food Directory