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by Sally Bernstein

Monday, December 31, 2007
New Travel Article: Key West, Florida Mary Bloch shares popular restaurants and sightseeing opportunities that should not be missed.

Sunday, December 30, 2007
New Mr. Bad Food Article by John McGran: Important:  6 Tips for a Happier New Year by Mr. Bad Food a.k.a. John McGran.

Saturday, December 29, 2007
New Spice Article: Cinnamon Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of cinnamon and a recipe for Brown Stew: Potatoes in Spicy Coconut Milk.

Friday, December 28, 2007
Upcoming San Francisco, California History-Food Tours: Food writer and KGO radio personality, GraceAnn Walden is celebrating 20 years of leading history-food tours of San Francisco neighborhoods. North Beach 1/5, 1/19 and 1/26; Evening Chinatown tour with 7-course banquet January 12 and Secrets and Tastes of Nob Hill February 16. Email gaw@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Thursday, December 27, 2007
New Spice Article: Nutmeg & Mace Ammini Ramachandran shares the history of nutmeg and mace and a recipe for Spinach and Ricotta Crepes.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007
New Mr. Bad Food/Mrs. Good Food Article by John McGran and Becky Billingsley: Back to the Real World tells of Strawberry Banana Smoothie from Dunkin’ Donuts from Mr. Bad Food and Flat Earth from Frito-Lay from Mrs. Good Food.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007
New Food Article: Breakfast for One, Italian Style Enjoy a recipe for Lemony Carrot Jam, which can be served for breakfast over a thin layer of ricotta on crusty country-style toasted bread, by Toni Lydecker.

Sunday, December 23, 2007
New Mr. Bad Food/Mrs. Good Food Article by John McGran and Becky Billingsley: Seasonal Sensibility showcases Hood Golden Egg Nog from Mr. Bad Food and Betty Crocker's Sweet Potato Mashed Potatoes (instant) from Mrs. Good Food. Perfect for the holiday season!

Saturday, December 22, 2007
New Chocolate Article: Sugar and Spice: Chocolate Heats Up where Stephanie Zonis shares a recipe for Bob Batson's Oaxaca Flats and her Chocolate Finds of the Month are Lillie Belle Farms, Wen Chocolates, Chuao Chocolatier, Cowgirl Chocolates, Diva Chocolates, and Lake Champlain Chocolates.

Friday, December 21, 2007
New Travel Article: Driving a Porsche Cayman to Ben Nevis and Eriska in Bonnie Scotland by Keith Allan & Lynne Gray, who have fun driving into the Highlands of Scotland in their Porsche Cayman.

Thursday, December 20, 2007
California’s Second Annual Artisan Cheese Festival: March 7-10, 2008 in Sonoma you'll be able to meet celebrated cheesemakers and sample artisan cheeses from California, Oregon and Washington. This year more cooking demonstrations, cheesemaking classes and special cheese country tours have been added. Go to tickets to buy yours now or email: info@artisancheesefestival.com.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sally's Cooking Class: Sally will be teaching a cooking class entitled "Fresh Market Foods" in San Diego, California at the Great News! Cooking School on Friday January 18th at 6 p.m. Come join the fun and learn Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Almonds and Blue Cheese; Grilled Honey-Caper Shrimp; Beef Tenderloin Filet with Madeira Green Peppercorn Sauce; Lentils with Butternut Squash and Walnuts; Scharffen Berger Bananas Foster.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Beverage Book Ideas: Michael Broadbent's Pocket Vintage Wine Companion by Michael Broadbent covers over fifty years of tasting over three centuries of wine; Anheuser-Busch Cookbook: Great Food, Great Beer has tasty recipes on tap for grilling, one-pot specialties, and lots of other easy-to-prepare, crowd-pleasing foods. "Brewmaster" icons appear throughout, denoting the recommended type of beer--a hoppy lager, an amber ale, or a full-bodied stout, for instance--that best complements each recipe.

Monday, December 17, 2007
First Shipment of Jamon Iberico Arrives in USA: Marking its entry into the U.S. market, Jamon Iberico, the famed Spanish ham often called the "Rolls Royce of hams," is the cured ham, from the Pata Negra, or black pig, that roams and feeds on the acorns in the cork forests in Western Spain.
The arrival of Iberico ham is the culmination of a 10-year effort by Santiago Martin of Embutidos Fermin to obtain USDA approval for export to the United States. (Gourmet News)

Sunday, December 16, 2007
New Kids Article: Traveling with Kids by Elaine Sosa Labalme takes Steven and his parents to Top Five Cities For You and Your Kids: Washington, D.C. Elaine says the advantages of off-season travel are many -- smaller crowds and better deals, to name the obvious two. Great photos are included. 

Saturday, December 15, 2007
Holiday Book Ideas: Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family by Judy Bart Kancigor; Yum!: Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats by Jeffrey Spear & Dara Bunjon (profits from the sale of Yum! go to the National Kidney Foundation); and Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2008 by Oz Clarke.

Friday, December 14, 2007
New Food Film: How to Cook Your Life shows self-depreciating Zen Buddhist priest, chef, and Tessajara Bread Book author Edward Espe Brown takes over Buddhist center kitchens around the world to school viewers in the joys of organic cooking.

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Los Angeles Hostel Scene: Often flying under the radar of traditional hotels and resorts, LA's hostels are friendly and surprisingly well-located. LA hostels include the USA Hostel, HI-Santa Monica, the Venice Beach Cotel, and HI-Los Angeles. Prices range from $20-26 per night.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Holiday Book Ideas: Christmas 101: Celebrate the Holiday Season from Christmas to New Year's by Rick Rodgers, cooking teacher and best selling cookbook author, who offers the busy cook carefree ways to entertain with surefire recipes of old favorites, menus, timetables, make-ahead tips, and more. Also Hometown Recipes for the Holidays from the Editors of American Profile offers more than 250 cherished family recipes, special memories, and dozens of beautiful photographs. You'll find the perfect dish for each of your favorite celebrations: New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, Columbus Day, Passover, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, President's Day, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2007
More Great Holiday Gifts: Celebrate the season by shopping at the COPIA store in Napa, California. If you can't be there, order their unique and delightful selection of wine, books, artisan food products and accessories. COPIA is The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts.

Thursday, December 6, 2007
Remaking Bon Appétit: Hoping to capitalize on the growth of foodie culture, Bon Appétit is remaking itself as a younger, more accessible title. Starting with the January issue, it will introduce a new logo featuring a lowercase font with a rotating color for the "o" and accent mark. Beyond the logo, the magazine will begin catering to a younger audience with more how-to. "The younger reader needs to know the techniques," said editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild. (Women's Wear Daily: WWD.COM)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Three Holiday Book Suggestions: Husband and wife coauthors Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst latest books are The Cheese Lover's Companion: The Ultimate A-to-Z Cheese Guide with More Than 1,000 Listings for Cheeses and Cheese-Related Terms; The New Food Lover's Companion and The New Wine Lover's Companion. Sharon, a Sally's Place contributor, and Ron produce high quality books anyone would be glad to receive.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
9th Annual Mendocino, California Crab and Wine Days: On January 26, 2008 Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse will have Navarro Vineyards pouring their exceptional wines. And they will be serving their "pull out the stops" crab hors d'oeuvres. The Wine Tasting is no extra charge to their guests. Festival Goodies and wine will be waiting in your room, as well. Book your room early as this one fills up quickly! Or...if you are not lucky enough to stay with them, give them call at (800) 264-4723 and reserve space for $15 per person.

Monday, December 3, 2007
Fancy Food Show: The 33rd Winter Fancy Food Show will be held in San Diego, California January 13-15, 2008.

Sunday, December 2, 2007
Zagat 08, San Diego: Zagat Survey has introduced their

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