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by Sally Bernstein

Saturday, January 31, 2009
More Super Bowl Recipes: Frozen Margaritas; Warm Spinach, Orzo, and Pistachio Salad; and Lemon Bars.

Friday, January 30, 2009
Sign of our Times: The once very popular and large San Francisco Chronicle Food Section is no more. This Sunday the Food and Wine sections will combine in an updated, redesigned format and will include Michael Bauer's Dining Out review. Some sections will move to the Thursday Datebook section.

Thursday, January 29, 2009
New Napa Valley Restaurant: Located in the old Keller Meat Market on Main Street in the quaint little town of St. Helena, California, a/k/a A BISTRO offers a bustling wine bar with 'Flights of Favorites' as well as a full lunch and dinner menu. Expect tasty hand-cut meats, BYOB (build your own burger) and pan roasted rainbow trout. Leave room for the delicious apple/macerated cherry pan crumble.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
More Super Bowl Recipes: Sausage Cheese Balls; Smoked Salmon and Caper Spread and Taco Dip.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Super Bowl Recipes: Barbecue Spareribs; Coconut Crusted Shrimp; and Guacamole.

Monday, January 26, 2009
More Los Angeles Hotels: Hyatt West Hollywood -- Hyatt West Hollywood reopened January 8th as Hyatt's new brand Andaz. The Andaz West Hollywood will be the first North American Andaz property and will have a relaxed cosmopolitan feel combined with vibrant social spaces. The revamped hotel will feature 257 guestrooms and 20 expansive suites. Sheraton Universal Hotel -- This iconic hotel recently completed a $30 million renovation -- just in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2009. The new Hollywood Regency design style, inspired by the 1920s through the 1940s, adds a celebrity flamboyance to the 451 guestrooms and 31 suites.

Sunday, January 25, 2009
Los Angeles Hotel Roundup: From Hollywood to the beach to the San Fernando Valley, new high-end hotels and sophisticated renovations at iconic properties keep Los Angeles at the forefront of trend setting luxury: SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills ( formerly Le Meridien at Beverly Hills) -- Following a major transformation, the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, on South La Cienega Boulevard, now sports a sophisticated contemporary ambiance with minimalist-chic Philippe Starck-designed décor and 297 guest rooms with plush bedding, 40-inch flat screens and other amenities. W Hotel -- Construction of the new W Hotel continues at Hollywood & Vine, across from the historic Pantages Theatre and above the Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line subway station. Scheduled to open in 2009, it will feature 305 rooms.

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Texas Wine and Food: Join us February 5th as we celebrate Texas' heritage of food, wine and spirits featuring some of Texas' best loved chefs, restaurants, winemakers, wineries and distillers. Set at Salt Lick BBQ's magnificent Thurman's Mansion near Austin, guests will enjoy a walk around food, wine and spirits tasting with live music by Lucus Hutchins and the First Cousins as the sun sets over the vine-clad rolling hills of Driftwood.

Friday, January 23, 2009
Innovative: Blue Ocean Institute FishPhone - text 30644 with the message fish, followed by the variety you want to know about (example: tuna), and it'll fire back sustainability info on that species.

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Innovative: Bon Appétit Eat Low Carbon Diet Calculator - text 69866 with the message lcd, followed by the name of the food (say, omelet) you're considering, and it'll send back a carbon rating and lower-carbon alternatives.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
New Cookbooks: Great Party Dips by Peggy Fallon. Dips can be the central spread at a cocktail party, a crowd-pleasing nibble at a potluck, or a no-fuss appetizer at a dinner party. And what Super Bowl or Oscar party would be complete without a bowl of guacamole, cheese dip, or babaganoush? Wings: 50 High-Flying Recipes for America's Favorite Snack by Debbie Moose offers 65 terrific recipes and gorgeous color photographs that demonstrate just how deliciously versatile wings can be.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
New Wine Article: Touring Napa Valley, California by Jon Rusciano--Highlights include Beau Wine Tours, Sullivan Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards and the Martini House restaurant.

Monday, January 19, 2009
New Cookbooks: Betty Crocker's Guide to Easy Entertaining by Betty Crocker is an authentic reproduction of the 1959 book that gives you a nostalgic snapshot of an earlier era, including 89 time-tested recipes, 208 illustrations, and 11 nostalgic color photographs. Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century by Laura Shapiro presents a well-researched history of women as nutritional revolutionaries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Seafood Event: Cooking for Solutions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, will be held May 15-16 and feature such renowned chefs as Alton Brown and Thomas Keller. Great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines make this one of the culinary events of the year—an elegant way to discover how your healthy choices protect the health of the soil, water and ocean wildlife.

Saturday, January 17, 2009
New Cookbooks: Weight Watchers In 20 Minutes by Weight Watchers brings you 250 fresh, fast recipes. Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics: Learning to Cook with Confidence (spiral-bound) by Betty Crocker Editors is a substantially updated new edition of this bestseller that has sold 500,000 copies. This book includes 110 recipes with 525 color photos.

Friday, January 16, 2009
Updated Austin, Texas, Restaurants by Samantha Bernstein.

Thursday, January 15, 2009
The GRAMMY Museum is Open in Los Angeles: The much-anticipated GRAMMY Museum recently opened at L.A. LIVE in Downtown, celebrating music's past, present and future with artist profiles, films, timelines, memorabilia, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, thought-provoking programs, a 200-seat sound stage and a mock studio, where visitors can experience the actual recording process.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
For the Love of Chocolate Event in Chicago: The French Pastry School, Saturday, February 7th to raise scholarship funds for future students of The French Pastry School. The event will be a feast for the senses with a chocolate extravaganza! Click for details.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
New Mushroom DVD: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly is a fast-paced and entertaining overview of poisonous mushrooms and their look-alikes. It is aimed at educating mushroom hunters, cooks, parents, pet owners, and medical professionals.

Monday, January 12, 2009
New Bartender's Guide: Mr. Boston: Official Bartender's Guide by Mr. Boston & Anthony Giglio offers 1,500 recipes (200 new ones). For over 70 years, this guide has been the go-to guide for professionals and amateurs alike.

Sunday, January 11, 2009
New! Get Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Recommendations on your iPhone: Their new iPhone application brings the most up-to-date Seafood Watch recommendations right to your iPhone or iPod touch. Just download the app to make sustainable seafood choices quickly and easily, whether you're eating at your favorite restaurant or shopping at your local market.

Saturday, January 10, 2009
Chocolate Event: The Fine Chocolate Industry Association is proud to announce the first Annual Fine Chocolate Recognition of Excellence Ceremony. On January 17, 2009 in San Francisco, the association will recognize outstanding fine chocolate industry professionals for their contributions to the industry, passion for fine chocolate and extensive body of work.

Friday, January 9, 2009
More Top Food Stories of 2008 as compiled by Hunter Public Relations in New York City: No. 6: Big Food Companies Adopt Nutrient Standards; No. 7: Jalapeño Peppers Test Positive for Salmonella; No. 8: Paul Newman Dies; No. 9: NYC Restaurant Regulations; and No. 10: New Levels of Alarm Associated With High Salt Intake.

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Top Food Stories of 2008 as compiled by Hunter Public Relations in New York City: No. 1: Rising Food Prices Around the World; No. 2: China’s Tainted Milk Scandal; No. 3: Salmonella Outbreak in Raw Tomatoes; No. 4: Supermarket Chains Offer More Locally Grown Food; and No. 5: New Labeling Laws.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
New Las Vegas Restaurant Article: Sin City Eats: The Restaurants of Las Vegas and Environs by Stephanie Zonis showcases restaurants, pastry, gelato, chocolate and cheese shops.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
New Diabetes Article: Diabetes: Avoiding diets high in sugar and carbohydrates is important, but is that all? The answer…by Linda Gassenheimer

Monday, January 5, 2009
New Wine Article: Heavy-weight Fetzer Moves to Light-weight Bottles for a Happier Environment by Monty and Sara Preiser.

Sunday, January 4, 2009
New Lingo: S.O.L.E. (sustainable, organic, local and ethical) food. FYI: Google, Inc.'s headquarters in Mountain View, California, has Cafe 150 which serves food from within a 150-mile radius.

Saturday, January 3, 2009
New Travel Article: Sally enjoys the newly renovated Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California, former home to the Rat Pack. A luxurious spa, two sparkling swimming pools, fine dining and 406 guest rooms and suites is what you will find.

Friday, January 2, 2009
New Diabetes Article: Diabetes: Why can't I just avoid sugar? The answer…
by Linda Gassenheimer

Thursday, January 1, 2009
January eNewsletter: Sally's eNewsletter features a Gourmet Shop special, new articles and fun January holidays.

Happy New Year!

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