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by Sally Bernstein

Sunday, November 30, 2008
Holiday Gift: Sobieski, the leading premium vodka in Poland, has a festive, affordable red gift set that makes an ideal gift. $10.99 for a 750 ml bottle is a real deal for this stocking stuffer. No gift wrapping and a dozen recipes included.

Saturday, November 29, 2008
New Wine Book: Pacific Pinot Noir: A Comprehensive Winery Guide for Consumers and Connoisseurs by John Winthrop Haeger offers this expanded, updated companion volume to his award-winning North American Pinot Noir. You'll find more than 200 in-depth winery profiles.

Friday, November 28, 2008
New Travel Article: L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Samantha Bernstein enjoyed the hotel, spa, and night life in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A Special Thanksgiving Side Dish: Hot Fruit Casserole by Sally. Think apricots, peaches, pears, pitted cherries, almonds and macaroons.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
A Special Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake by Sally. This three part dessert of crust, filling and topping serves 12.

Monday, November 24, 2008
Calling All Cooks - $5,000 in sweet rewards! Whether you cook for fun or funds, here’s your chance to compete for cash. Fit, Fun & Fabulous Recipe Challenge using Texas Rio Star Grapefruit in entrees, salads and desserts. Visit www.riostarchallenge.com for details. Contest ends February 15th, 2009. TexaSweet Citrus Marketing and Taste of the South magazine are co-sponsoring the contest. Contest is open to home cooks and culinary professionals.

Sunday, November 23, 2008
Los Angeles International Airport Celebrates 80 Years: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is now celebrating its 80th anniversary year. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) invites the public to explore the history of LAX through the galleries at the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum that feature an array of memorabilia and classic photos of aviation pioneers and airport history.

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Chocolate Holiday Gifts: The simple and elegant creations from Julia Baker Confections are the real deal, garnering notoriety among celebrity clientele and discriminating foodies alike. Whether it's a tempting treat to say you care, a distinctive favor for a guest, or a must-have gift for your favorite chocoholic, Julia Baker Confections will give you the sweet ending you desire.

Friday, November 21, 2008
Edible Holiday Gifts: The Holiday Season is upon us and Split Bean Coffee is busy helping Santa get all those Alfajores, Mantecados, Polvorones, Marshmallows, Brittles and specially Coffee ready for those who have been nice. Their Holiday Selections are now available on their website. We would highly advise you to order early by calling 877-448-5185.

Thursday, November 20, 2008
Beaujolais Nouveau arrives today! Enjoy...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
San Francisco's New Food Bookstore: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street (at Church Street) 415-282-4712 or omnivorebooks.com. For the foodie in all of us!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Book Release Event: American Cheeses: The Best Regional, Artisan, and Farmhouse Cheeses, Who Makes Them, and Where to Find Them by Clark Wolf from Simon and Schuster; Sunday, December 7th at the Sonoma Valley Women’s Club in Sonoma, California. For information please contact Sheana Davis at 707-935-7960 or sheana@vom.com.

Monday, November 17, 2008
Thanksgiving Article: A Thanksgiving Feast---This is a menu for a dozen guests, and you can stagger the preparations in advance for ease on the holiday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thanksgiving Article: A True Thanksgiving Winner by Elaine Corn covers the basics and then some...

Saturday, November 15, 2008
California Wine Event: Have a Beaujolais Nouveau Dayat The Westgate Hotel in San Diego at Le Grand Café Friday, November 21st. Enjoy this French custom, when new wine is quaffed with much merriment and fanfare. Classic country French fare is paired with Georges du Boeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, which is produced from gamay grape in the Beaujolais region of France. 619. 557-3655

Friday, November 14, 2008
Slow Foods USA: Books make GREAT gifts.

Thursday, November 13, 2008
New 2009 Europe's Top Restaurants by Zagat: From Amsterdam to Zurich, this popular guide covers the top restaurants in 27 an cities. Based on the opinions of people like you, you'll find trademark reviews and corresponding ratings for Food, Decor, Service and Cost.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
New Laminated Recipe Cards: Conceived by two busy moms whose kids continually called home for recipes but who said "Yeah right, Mom" when we recommended they buy a cookbook, Mama Says, “No More Frozen Pizza!” — a collection of 24 laminated recipe cards cleverly packaged in a pizza box — offers delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for main dishes, sides, and salads using a bountiful mix of meats and veggies that will top frozen pizza any day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Charleston, South Carolina Benefit in 2009: Kiawah Island Golf Resort announced that famed celebrity chef, Charlie Trotter, will host the opening event of its March 13-15, 2009 “Gourmet & Grapes” fine food and wine event to benefit the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center. For more information, call 800-654-2924.

Monday, November 10, 2008
New Cookbook: Cooking with Les Dames d'Escoffier: At Home with the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink Publish a cookbook? No problem for a prestigious women's organization of more than 1,300 leaders in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry.

Friday, November 7, 2008
New Cookbooks: The Vegetable Box by Keda Black, Catherine Qu'vremont and Jose Reis de Matos is a library of 14 cookbooks in an unexpected package--a realistic version of a wooden vegetable box filled with miniature vegetables. This unique gift tackles 30 of the most commonly available vegetables.

Thursday, November 6, 2008
COPIA Event: Meet charismatic Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence, COPIA’s new Dean of Culinary Studies, this Saturday, November 8th. Acclaimed for his bold, bright flavors and sophisticated yet accessible cuisine, Florence brings a unique perspective to how Americans like to cook and eat today. This event is free. COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts; 500 First Street; Napa, California.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
New Travel Article: Hyatt Grand Champions Resort Villas & Spa in Indian Wells, California-Sally reviews her trip to the Palm Springs, California, area including the hotel's seven swimming pools, championship golf course and 45 acre property.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Green Wine Summit: California Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) will be the Keynote Speaker at the Green Wine Summit in Santa Rosa, California, being held December 1st and 2nd. His topic: "How the Election Outcome Will Change the Future of the Environment." (707) 815-2201

Monday, November 3, 2008
New Global Office Partner: As Sally's Place rolls out globally, Regus Business World creates work without boundaries.

Sunday, November 2, 2008
New Chocolate Article: Drink Up! Chocolate and Coffee Beverages-Stephanie talks about the combination of coffee and chocolate, usually referred to as "mocha." She gives us Mocha Milkshake, Darrell's Cafe Arabe and American Bicerin for her Recipes of the Month and highlights Jeremiah's Pick Coffee for her Chocolate Recommendation of the Month.

Saturday, November 1, 2008
November eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features Holiday Shopping!

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