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Monday, March 31, 2008
Alaskan Cruise: Join Sally June 8-15, 2008 on the ms Zaandam and cruise from Vancouver, Canada to Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, on a Holland America ship. This "Northbound Glacier Bay Discovery" cruise stops at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, and visits scenic glaciers along the way. Sally will teach both demonstration and hands-on Pacific Northwest cooking classes as part of The Culinary Arts Center program. Come join the fun!

Sunday, March 30, 2008
All American Cookbooks: Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes by Vickie Smith; Bake until Bubbly: The Ultimate Casserole Cookbook by Clifford A. Wright and Burgers: 52 Easy Recipes for Year-round Cooking by Sally Sampson, which is part of Wiley's Recipe of the Week series.

Saturday, March 29, 2008
Free Coffee: Split Bean Coffee As part of their 5th Anniversary Celebration, Split Bean Coffee is giving away coffee to its loyal customers. With any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) you will receive a free 8 oz. (1/2 pound) sample of one of their Micro-Roasted Coffees. You will also be entered in a drawing for a Gift Box valued at more than $60. The winner will be announced/notified on May 1st. Offer good from March 27 to April 27, 2008 — void where prohibited.

Friday, March 28, 2008
New Travel Article: Appalachian Spring: Asheville and Blowing Rock, North Carolina  Andrea Rademan visits Asheville, a year-round resort town tucked between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains and the charming village of Blowing Rock, about an hour and a half from Asheville.

Thursday, March 27, 2008
New Food Article: German Rote Grütze Dessert (German Red Fruit Pudding)--Sharon Hudgins explains red grits with vanilla sauce and includes a recipe for this popular dessert.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
New York Wine Weekend: Bud Break marks the annual spring season in the Wine Country of Hudson Valley, New York when once-dormant vines come to life and the Shawangunk Wine Trail wineries open their doors to host their popular Pasta Primo-Vino event.  This year the event is being held the weekend of April 19th and 20th. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
New Coffee Article: Roast Your Own Coffee Beans by Jim Cameron explains all that is needed to roast your own coffee beans at home is green coffee beans, an oven, cookie sheet, oven mitt, metal colander and a wooden spoon. Home roasting is one the fastest growing hobbies in the country.

Monday, March 24, 2008
New Travel Article: Top Lucky 13 Things to Enjoy in Las Vegas "From glamorous hotels, excellent restaurants, casinos, health spas, shopping and golf--Las Vegas has it all!" says Sally.

Sunday, March 23, 2008
Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 22, 2008
March 23, 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born: American culinary authority and author of the 1896 edition of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book, which became known in future editions as the Fannie Farmer Cook Book. She was Director of the Boston Cooking School and founder of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.

Friday, March 21, 2008
Cookbooks from Different Countries: Flavors of Slovenia: Food And Wine from Central Europe's Hidden Gem by Heike Milhench; Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook by Teresa Cordero-Cordell & Robert Cordell; and Cajun and Creole Cooking with Miss Edie and the Colonel by Edie Hand & William G. Paul, which is filled with history and interesting facts and factoids about life in Louisiana.

Thursday, March 20, 2008
It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser: What’s Up in Sonoma County highlights J and Foppiano Vineyards, both of whom offer food tasting with their wines; Adobe Road, owned by a racing group, and three restaurants: Restaurant Mirepoix, General’s Daughter and El Dorado Kitchen.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The finalists for these IACP Awards Programs have been announced: Bert Greene Awards for Food Journalism & Awards of Excellence. Winners will be announced Friday, April 18th in New Orleans at the IACP Conference.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
2008 IACP Cookbook Awards Finalists: Winners will be announced during the 2008 International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 18th in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Monday, March 17, 2008
Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 16, 2008
New Travel Article: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Sally enjoys this Ritz-Carlton in Henderson, Nevada, 17 miles from the bustling Las Vegas Strip.

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Favorite Recipes® Press Cookbook University: Here is an opportunity to learn all about the aspects of self-publishing a cookbook, including a successful marketing and sales program to support your goals. May 8 & 9 and September 30 & October 1 in Nashville, TN; 615.883.2211.

Friday, March 14, 2006
Emeril Goes Green: Emeril Lagasse, who sold all rights to his previously recorded Food Network shows (as well as cooking products) to Martha Stewart‘s company, will have a new show to be shot on location at a Washington D.C. area Whole Foods Market. Called Emeril Green, it will air on Planet Green beginning in July. They are casting enthusiastic and fun people with creative and interesting kitchen challenges for the new show.

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Napa Valley, CA Wine Event: Join the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association at its 8th Annual Vineyard to Vintner: On the Trail of World Class Cabernet on Saturday, April 26th. The annual V2V event promises a day of discovery and adventure, complete with 14 private winery open houses and culminating in a vintner-hosted dinner at the historic Stags Leap Winery. 707.255.1720

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Make Cooking Your Career! Find a Culinary, Baking, Restaurant or Hospitality School near you. Get started on your path to an exciting career in the Culinary Arts, Baking, Restaurant/Hospitality Management or Tourism! Select a program you would like to learn more about, fill out a request, and receive additional information free.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Inaugural Slow Food Nation Event: a major project of Slow Food USA; Labor Day Weekend 2008, Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1; San Francisco, CA; Slow Food Nation inspires and empowers Americans to build a food system that is good, clean and fair.

Monday, March 10, 2008
Organic, local foods grow co-op sales to nearly $1 billion: Representing 109 grocery co-ops nationwide, the National Cooperative Grocers Association reported its member stores collectively earned more than $945 million in sales last year--placing co-ops among the top three sellers of natural, organic and local foods. (GourmetNews.com)

Sunday, March 9, 2008
It's Time for Wine columnists Sara & Monty Preiser: Let’s Take a Tour---of Quintessa, Havens Wine Cellars, Zahtila, Taylor Family, William Cole Vineyards, and Rutherford Grove.

Saturday, March 8, 2008
New Hotels Emerge on the Los Angeles Scene: Chic new international brands and cushy redoes keep LA's hotel scene fresh, hip and world class. Downtown's Little Tokyo is now home to the Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens. Formerly the New Otani Hotel & Gardens, the hotel features 434 guest rooms and 20 suites, including three wonderfully unique Japanese suites. In April 2008, LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels will re-open the Bel Age Hotel as The London West Hollywood, following a revamp by an award-winning team including Chef Gordon Ramsay. Also in April, the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood will open under the management of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. It will have 268 rooms and suites, a destination spa and a high-end, chef-driven restaurant. In summer 2008, the new 300-room SLS at Beverly Hills, formerly Le Meridien at Beverly Hills, will open following a major transformation.

Friday, March 7, 2008
More Food Books That Are Not Cookbooks: The Organic Food Shopper's Guide by Jeff Cox is the ultimate reference guide for identifying fresh, high quality organic foods (includes some recipes). Around the World in 80 Dinners: The Ultimate Culinary Adventure by Bill Jamison & Cheryl Alters Jamison covers 50,000 miles, 10 countries, 800 dishes and 1 rogue monkey. The Pastry Chef's Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional by Glenn Rinsky & Laura Halpin Rinsky is a comprehensive baking dictionary and reference guide with more than 4,800 terms and definitions.

Thursday, March 6, 2008
Food Books That Are Not Cookbooks: A Short History of the American Stomach by Frederick Kaufman maintains that the feast-fast syndrome that torments America—obesity, anorexia, overeating, dieting, fads and cures, gastroporn, pollution and purity of food, and self-sufficiency—all originate from our understanding of virtue and vice. Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee is a collection of recipes and food experiences, a travel adventure, a love story and an intriguing memoir of a woman on the path of self-discovery.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Better Wines, Better World: Wine consumers interested in helping save environmental costs -- and some expenses -- can  now find authoritative data at a new website www.betterwinesbetterworld.com.  Launched by The Wine Group, the country's third largest wine company, the site documents the cost and carbon savings in a half-dozen categories.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Culinary Conference: International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) 30th annual New Orleans Conference, April 15-19.

Monday, March 3, 2008
California Wine & Food Event: Charlie Palmer's 3rd annual celebration of Pigs and Pinot, March 14 - 16. Call 800-495-9961 for further information.

Sunday, March 2, 2008
California Wine Event: The Eleventh Annual Rhone Rangers San Francisco Wine Tasting, March 15 - 16, at Fort Mason.

Saturday, March 1, 2008
2 for 1 Special: Split Bean Coffee is offering Sally's Place visitors a 2 for 1 Special on all Easter marshmallow orders. See Sally's March eNewsletter for more info.

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