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by Sally Bernstein

Friday, February 29, 2008
California Chocolate Event: San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, April 13th, www.SFChocolateSalon.com.

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tea Company Investment: Coca Cola purchased a 40 percent stake in Honest Tea, the nation's No. 1 selling brand of organic bottled tea. TeaEO Seth Goldman said "the agreement was negotiated to ensure that Honest Tea will not be managed or controlled by Coke. We will continue to operate as an independent business with the same leadership and mission." This will help take the brand and mission to a larger scale and wider audience. (GourmetNews.com)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
New Dessert Recipes: Look at our expanded Dessert Recipe section, which now includes many new recipes from Stephanie Zonis, our chocolate contributor. Yum!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival: April 10-13 in and around Austin, Texas; now in its 23rd year; 512-249-6300; info@texaswineandfood.org; pure Texas fun!

Monday, February 25, 2008
Downtown Nightlife is Booming in Los Angeles: The hottest after-dark scene is Downtown, where it's see and be seen at cool clubs and nightspots for everything from cocktails under the stars to living history vibes. Here's a sampling:  Mayan Theatre and Club; Elevate; Tatou; The Edison J Lounge; The Standard Rooftop Bar;  Library Bar; and  Redwood Bar and Grill.

Sunday, February 24, 2008
California Cheese Festival: Join dozens of artisan cheese makers from California, Oregon and Washington March 7th - 10th in Petaluma (Sonoma County). You'll find handcrafted cheese, food, wine and beer. Registration and Tickets.

Saturday, February 23, 2008
New Food Article Worst Foods of 2007 by John McGran, aka Mr. Bad Food. John has come up with the best of the worst foods from last year with accompanying photos.

Friday, February 22, 2008
New Bread Recipes: Enjoy these 5 new recipes from Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair: Banana Bran Bread, Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble, Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake, Easy Herb Dinner Rolls, and Pecan Pie Bars.

Thursday, February 21, 2008
New Wine Article: MUMM:  Yum by It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser, who recount the Napa Valley’s first grape harvest of 2007.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
New Travel Article: Discovering Islay, Scotland in a BMW 3 Series Touring "Called the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is a gloriously picturesque island," says travel writers and photographers Keith Allan & Lynne Gray.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Experience Paso Robles Wine: Zinfandel Festival March 14-16. This three day celebration of Paso Robles' heritage varietal culminates at the 16th Annual Zinfandel Festival Live Auction and Grand Tasting event on Saturday, March 15. Purchase tickets.

Monday, February 18, 2008
New Chocolate Article: Freeze! The Scoop on (Chocolate) Ice Cream by Stephanie Zonis, who fills us in on ice cream, gelato and sorbet and her Chocolate Find of the Month is Bart’s Homemade.

Sunday, February 17, 2008
Sally's Cooking Class: Sally will be teaching a "Texas Treats" cooking class at Great News! Cooking School in San Diego, California on Saturday, May 3rd. Recipes will include: Frozen Margaritas, Shrimp & Crab Cocktail—Texas Style, King Ranch Chicken, Texas Caesar Salad, From-Scratch Buttermilk Biscuits and Homemade Peach Cobbler. $49.00; 1-888-478-2433.

Saturday, February 16, 2008
Celebrate Chinese New Year: These new recipes are from Chinese Cuisine Made Simple by Dorothy Huang: Chicken in Lettuce Wraps, Stir-Fried Salmon with Red & Green Peppers, Sweet & Sour Shrimp and Almond Cookies.

Friday, February 15, 2008
New Food Article: Top Ten Favorites from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2008 in San Diego, California by Susan Matthews. Plus 5 honorable mentions.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
New Travel Article: All the Comforts of Home in Mayfair, London Keith Allan & Lynne Gray experience the Marriott's new 47 Park Street fractional ownership residences.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser: Know These Twenty Seven Wineries ?? "These wineries are not getting their due, and we recommend you put them on your list for exploration of their wines.”

Monday, February 11, 2008
Biodiesel Conversion: Adding to its energy-saving initiatives, grocery store operator Safeway Inc. converted its entire fleet consisting of more than 1,000 trucks to biodiesel fuel this month. (gourmetnews.com)

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Red, White, Rose or Green? Better Wines Better World is a website for wine drinkers interested in helping save environmental costs (such as carbon savings).

Saturday, February 9, 2008
McCormick® Flavor Forecast™ 2008: Here are a few of the top 10 flavor pairings: Oregano and Heirloom Beans; Vanilla Bean and Cardamom; Chile and Cocoa; and Coriander and Coconut Water.

Friday, February 8, 2008
Grey Whale Migration: January through March is prime whale-watching season along the Southern California coast, and Spirit Cruises offers professionally narrated cruises off the coast of Long Beach, California. Whales are seen most of the time and passengers always enjoy other marine life sightings (like sea lions and dolphins).

Thursday, February 7, 2008
50 Ways to Keep Your Lover this Valentine’s Day: Natalie MacLean suggests wines to complement 50 chocolate dishes in her online matching tool at www.nataliemaclean.com/matcher. Just click on “desserts” to find pairings for chocolate mud pie to chocolate cheesecake.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
New Cooking Videos Help You Learn To Cook Like A Chef: Visit Chef T's Cooking School, grab your FREE membership, and learn to prepare exotic cuisine from around the world. Using the magic of close up video technology, Chef T demonstrates, step-by-step, exactly how to prepare these dishes. Each recipe is also included in text format for you to print out for later reference.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
February eNewsletter: Check out our new eNewsletter, which features a Special Winter Cocoa Offer of Buy 2, Get 2 Free, Chinese New Year, and Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 4, 2008
Valentine’s Day recipes:  Caviar Pie, Sparkling Wine Cocktail with Smashed Raspberries and Chambord, Filet of Beef Wellington, Radicchio Salad with Blue Cheese & Peppered Almonds and  Chocolate Mousse Pie.

Sunday, February 3, 2008
Baking Newsletter: Diana's Desserts Newsletter concentrates on celebrating Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, two February holidays. Mouth-watering photos abound!

Saturday, February 2, 2008
New Wine Article: At the Napa Auction Friday Provides Barrels of Fun by It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser recounts the Napa Barrel Auction and tasting day. The Preisers enjoy this exciting day where over one hundred wineries come together and offer tastings from special barrels filled with some of their finest wines – many of them created solely for this function.

Friday, February 1, 2008
Hilton Head, South Carolina April Wine Event: CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS presents A STUDY OF THE WORLD’S WINES and AMERICAN WINE & FOOD PAIRINGS with instructor Michael Weiss. Contact Monty Preiser at 561-212-9723 for further information.

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