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by Sally Bernstein

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Spanish Cookbook: 1080 Recipes by Simone Ortega is the translation of the bible of authentic Spanish cooking, 1080 Recetas de Cocina. Trusted throughout Spain for over thirty years,the book contains 1080 recipes and 200 illustrations created exclusively for this edition along with 100 specially commissioned photographs.

Saturday, September 29, 2007
New Thrill Ride: Pacific Park recently premiered "Crazy Cruiser," marking the first appearance of this Italian-made amusement in North America. Featuring a pair of bikes that whirl 360 degrees, and rising nearly 50 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Crazy Cruiser racers experience accelerations of up to 2 g during their one-minute spinning contests on the uniquely designed single or two-person bikes.

Friday, September 28, 2007
New Cheese Book: Sally's Place contributor and renowned cheese expert Laura Werlin has done it again! Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials: An Insiders Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (With 50 recipes) includes recipes for appetizers to desserts, highlighting each of the 8 styles of cheese. Beautifully photographed and easy to read, this is the ultimate guide to buying, serving, and cooking with cheese.

Thursday, September 27, 2007
San Diego, California Cooking Class: James Beard Foundation award-winning cookbook author Lorna Sass will be teaching two classes at Great News Cooking School in San Diego.  On Sunday, October 28th she'll teach "Great Grains," the subject of her book WHOLE GRAINS EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY.  On the 29th, the country's leading authority on "cooking under pressure"  and author of 4 cookbooks on the subject, including PRESSURE PERFECT,  will teach "Pressure Cooking."   For further information and to register, visit www.great-news.com or call  858-270-1582, ext 3.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Fun Online Chocolate Concept: THE MAP at chocomap.com displays over 1200+ chocolate shops and is growing each day! You can search by city, or name and then review&rate your favorite chocolate shop. Your passion for chocolate can be heard. In the forum "have a favorite bonbon?" you can contribute your favorite chocolate bonbon story. Chocomap.com also has interviews with top chocolatiers, free chocolate e-cards, chocolate making lessons, information about chocolate, chocolate news, and chocolate resources such as recipes, favorite sites as well as chocolate and equipment suppliers lists.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Restaurant Reviews: St. Louis, Missouri by Catherine Neville. Originally settled by the French and then further populated by German and Italian immigrants, the culinary diversity that can be found in St. Louis’ neighborhoods is broad and flavorful. Think toasted ravioli, St. Louis style pizza, gooey butter cake, the St. Paul sandwich, which is egg foo young piled on white bread and topped with shredded lettuce and mayo, and barbecue wet with a thick, sweet sauce.

Monday, September 24, 2007
New Book to be Released September 25th: Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter by Phoebe Damrosch. Kitchen Confidential meets Sex and the City in this delicious, behind-the-scenes memoir from the first female captain at one of New York City's most prestigious restaurants, Per Se, the culinary creation of master chef Thomas Keller.

Sunday, September 23, 2007
New Traveling with Kids Article: Special Events:  The Hoover Dam Tour, Boulder City, Nevada by Elaine Sosa Labalme. Mom Elaine and son Steven visit the Hoover Dam, which receives over a million visitors a year.

Saturday, September 22, 2007
How to Throw a Party: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris is a New York Times Bestseller. While her tongue is firmly in cheek, novice party-planners will actually find some helpful hints along the way as comedian/author Sedaris offers instructions and real recipes.

Friday, September 21, 2007
New Entertainment Cookbook: Good Friends Great Tastes: A Celebration of Life, Food and Friendship by Debbie Meyer-Gore. This comprehensive entertainment guide includes recipes from over 50 contributors from over 30 U.S. cities and intertwines stories about the contributors as well as photographs.

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Hot Trend or Just Hydrating Hype? 'Premium' bottled water has found its way mainstream, but are some now taking the trend too far? Earlier this year, Manhattan's Ritz-Carlton hired its first water sommelier and now offers a dozen water "varietals." Via Genova, New York's first water bar, continues to push this trend by offering 80 unique waters ranging from Japanese volcanic waters to the $55 Bling water, covered in crystals. (Luxist.com)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Hudson Valley, New York Wine Trail: Come celebrate the 2007 holidays with the Shawangunk Wine Trail during the Wreath & Fineries at 10 Wineries holiday event. This annual event is held the first three weekends in December.   This years dates are December 1,2,8,9,15 & 16, 2007. There is no better way to take a day off shopping and spend it in the Hudson Valley Wine Country touring the 10 wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail. For information: 845-255-2494.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Two Entertaining-Party Books: Party Confidential by Lara Shriftman & Elizabeth Harrison and Inspirations by Preston Bailey. Both books are packed with imaginative tips and suggestions which will help inspire your unique and extraordinary get-togethers. Both books are packed with gorgeous photographs of parties.

Monday, September 17, 2007
Two Katie Brown Books: Katie Brown's Weekends: Making the Most of Your Two Treasured Days and Katie Brown's Outdoor Entertaining: Taking the Party Outside from the host of All Year Round with Katie Brown on A&E and Next Door with Katie Brown on Lifetime Real Women.

Sunday, September 16, 2007
Restaurant Reviews: This is a two for one--Kansas City, Missouri, & Kansas City, Kansas restaurants are reviewed by Mary Bloch, who says this midwestern locale offers much more than barns and barbecue.

Saturday, September 15, 2007
New Sally's Place Columnist: Lorna Sass, a 2007 James Beard Foundation Award Winner for her book WHOLE GRAINS EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY bring us Going with the Grain. Her first column includes recipes for Black Rice with Mussels and Shrimp in Tomato Broth and Coconut-Ginger Thai Black Rice Pudding.

Friday, September 14, 2007
Shock Coffee Free T-Shirt: A special gift for Sally's Place readers! Make a purchase of any Shock Coffee product, enter the code SAL-909 when you are at the checkout, and get a Free T-Shirt! Enjoy the Coffee! (And don't forget the code!)

Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tucson, Arizona Culinary Festival: The Tucson Originals, a group of independently-owned Tucson restaurants, is sponsoring the fifth annual Tucson Culinary Festival at Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort from October 4-7. From the kickoff Margarita Championship to the Grand Tasting to the Sunday Brunch /Copper Chef Cook-Off, guests will enjoy the finest in wine, food and fun that the Old Pueblo has to offer. Seminars on food and mixology are also a big part of the weekend. Proceeds benefit several local charities.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Coffee Table Cookbook:
Patrick O'Connell's Refined American Cuisine: The Inn at Little Washington by Patrick O'Connell. This owner and chef of the award-winning Inn at Little Washington in Virginia defines a new way of American cooking — homegrown in the United States, approachable for the home cook, yet as delicious and refined as the finest French and Italian cuisine. 230 beautiful photos throughout the book.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Diana's Desserts Newsletter: Late Summer Into Autumn Desserts and Desserts for the Jewish High Holidays and for the Muslim observance of Ramadan, such as Sweet Noodle Kugel, Simple Orange Cake with Orange Frosting, Apricot and Pistachio Rugelach, Stuffed Dates topped with Pistachios, Light Honey Cake for Yom Kippur, Cream Cheese Banana-Nut Bread, and Fresh Meyer Lemon Pound Cake.

Monday, September 10, 2007
Caribbean Food is In! Check out the seven Caribbean cookbooks reviewed in Sally's Place, including Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause, Jerk from Jamaica: Barbecue Caribbean Style, and An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude.

Sunday, September 9, 2007
New Diet Book: Dr. David Katz's Flavor-Full Diet: Use Your Tastebuds to Lose Pounds and Inches with this Scientifically Proven Plan by David L. Katz & Catherine S. Katz. This new book offers a 6-week meal plan with more than 100 fast and scrumptious recipes, hundreds of tips, and readers will fill up quickly, lose weight easily, and reshape their body for good.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
World beer aficionado Michael Jackson, whose writing about beer literally changed what is in the glasses of beer drinkers around the world, has died in London of a heart attack. He was 65. Jackson, universally known as The Beer Hunter, recently revealed that he suffered from Parkinson’s disease and was battling other health problems. (Gourmet e-News)

Friday, September 7, 2007
Wine Article: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser share Luna Vineyards's huge and wonderful reds from Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah grapes. Enjoy the special tasting that everyone visiting the Napa Valley should consider. It revolves around their wines, and also includes some fine cheeses, beautiful chocolates, and a pairing education.

Thursday, September 6, 2007
Beer Prices on the Rise: According to industry reports, the cost of brewing barley in the United States will rise as much as 38 percent this year, while farmers replace barley with corn crops. In addition, the price of hops is reported to be increasing by 30 percent due to heavy summer rains, and a 25 percent fuel-related increase is expected for glass bottle prices. When combined with a 12 percent year-to-date rise in freight-related costs, the higher prices for ingredients will equal major beer price hikes for the fourth quarter of 2007 and early 2008, experts say. Rumors among Chicago distributors suggest Heineken and Star Brands may be the first to test price hikes as early as October 1. (iSante Magazine)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Napa, California Wine Experience: A new seasonal food and wine pairing program is offered now by The Hess Collection Winery at Mount Veeder Napa Valley. The "Hess Collection Experience" includes a VIP private gallery tour of Donald Hess' extensive international collection of modern and contemporary paintings and sculpture, a tasting of three current Hess Collection estate varietal wines and a special menu selected by winery Chef Chad Hendrickson. The cost is $50 is offered Thursday through Saturday at 10am and 2pm. For reservations, call (707) 255-1144 x 213 or djohnson@hesscollection.com.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Wine Article: It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser showcase 6 Napa, California wineries in  Wines, Wines Everywhere.

Monday, September 3, 2007
Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 2, 2007
Restaurant Reviews: Boston, Massachusetts by Rita Connelly takes us from the North End to the South End with the Financial District, Beacon Hill, the Commons, and the Theatre District in between. Also, the city of Cambridge and our nation's longest continually operating restaurant, the Union Oyster House, are included.

Saturday, September 1, 2007
September eNewsletter: Sally brings in the month of September with her eNewsletter, which announces The People’s Food Movement. And to find out more about the free monthly cookbook drawings, click here.

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