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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
LA INC. Rolls Out the Red Carpet: Los Angeles is rolling out the red carpet for visitors this summer with special savings on accommodations, attractions and museums. Travelers can book exclusive "Red Carpet" hotel packages by visiting the "Red Carpet Offers" at discoverLosAngeles.com.

New Cookbook: Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget, by Amy McCoy, breaks down the costs for each dish while also offering money-saving strategies, including tips for growing and preserving your own food, as well as ideas for quick and delicious family meals.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
New Chocolate Article: Knife and Pork: The Chocolate-and-Bacon Craze. At first skeptical, Stephanie Zonis now agrees that a well-executed mix of chocolate and bacon can be brilliant.

Monday, June 28, 2010
New Cookbook: Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia, by Joan E. Aller, not only features more than 150 recipes for down-home, soul-satisfying dishes but also takes us on a guided tour of the local lore, traditions, and culture of this uniquely American region.

Friday, June 25, 2010
COPIA Gardens to be Used Again: Chef Ken Frank of La Toque and five other Napa Valley restaurants will soon be serving produce so fresh it was picked hours before being served, thanks to the Napa Chefs’ Edible Gardens co-op on the grounds at the former COPIA building on First Street in Napa, California. Chef Frank has created a Vegetable Tasting Menu at La Toque.

Thursday, June 24, 2010
New Cookbook: The Great Ceviche Book, by award-winning chef Douglas Rodriguez, is a revision of his 2003 edition. This paperback gives ceviche's basic formula of six ingredients, the four safety commandments, helpful kitchen equipment to have on hand, and serving suggestions to create beautiful presentations. Rodriguez presents more than 60 of his favorite recipes, including nine all-new ones.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
New BBQ Book: The Big Book of BBQ: Recipes and Revelations from the Barbecue Belt, by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine, offers over 200 succulent recipes from pit masters and the Southern Living test kitchen pros for barbeque beef, pork ribs and roasts, poultry, fish, and shellfish as well as kabobs, fajitas, steaks, burgers and chops. This book will help you enjoy this revered cultural experience in the South involving smoky, slow-cooked meat, highly flavored sauce, sweet tea, friends, family, and lots of laughter. Click here to order.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
New Culinary Experiences Await Visitors to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone: The world's premiere culinary college has just completed a major remodel on the first floor of its historic Napa Valley building. Included in the renovations are a new campus store, chocolate lab, new teaching kitchen and a Flavor Bar which features short interactive tasting experiences for the public.

Monday, June 21,2010
Glossary of Wine-Tasting Terminology: Anthony Hawkins and Tom Beard have compiled a long list of interesting wine terms from "acetic" to "yeast."

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010
Father's Day Recipes: Grilled Veal Stuffed with Grana Padano, Prosciutto, and Sage; Grilled Lamb Cubes with Pineapple and Barbecue Spareribs.

Friday, June 18, 2010
Father's Day Recipes: Grilled Chicken a la Toscana Cooked Under Bricks; Grilled Ribeye Tagliata on Arugula Salad and Grilled Corn with Ginger-Lime Butter.

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Father's Day Recipes: Basic Grilled Salmon Fillet; Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint and Tips for Cooking Texas Style Brisket.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Father's Day Recipes: How to Grill a Lobster, Nogales Marinated Chuck Steak, and Garlic Shrimp.

Tuesday June 15, 2010
Mid-June eNewsletter: Dads & Summer Foods!

Updated San Diego Tea Article: Taking Time for Tea in San Diego, California includes Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea, where owner Selina Stockley offers an authentic British Afternoon Tea on Shakespeare's charming patio as well as a wide range of authentic British products.

Monday, June 14, 2010
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s Clean Beach Guarantee: The newly renovated Southwest Florida beachfront resort will provide to guests a 100% refund on room and taxes if the resort’s beach is directly impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill during their vacation. For information, call 1-800-237-7600 or 239-261-2222.

Friday, June 11, 2010
Experience Los Angeles with New Specialty Food Tours: Food lovers can discover new flavors in detail with walking food tours by Six Taste. The guided jaunts explore LA's diverse ethnic neighborhoods -- one neighborhood per tour -- by sampling the food, while learning about the area's historical and cultural roots. The tour itineraries include tastings and chats with chefs and owners of local restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other ethnic eateries in Little Tokyo, Koreatown and Little Ethiopia.

Thursday, June 10, 2010
New Cookbook: Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers, by Sur La Table & Janet Fletcher, includes 150 recipes featuring a wide range of fresh ingredients, Eating Local also highlights 10 community supported agriculture projects around the country. These progressive farms provide inspiration for all who want to cook more wholesome meals using ingredients from their own foodshed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Hudson Valley, New York Wine Trail: Eat Local-Drink-Travel the World on the Shawangunk Wine Trail June 19th and 20th. This event highlights different regions of the world’s food, paired with wines from the Shawangunk Wine Trail wineries.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Food Contest: Summertime means sandwich-time as once again Mezzetta, America’s number one producer of imported and domestic peppers and olives, challenges home cooks across the country to enter their best sandwich recipe into the Third Annual Mezzetta Make That Sandwich Recipe Contest. The Grand Prize includes $25,000 and an exciting trip for two to the Napa Valley.

Monday, June 7, 2010
Oprah is Searching for the Next TV Star: You can have your own TV show. Click here for audition details.

Friday, June 4, 2010
New Cookbook: Vegan on the Cheap: Great Recipes and Simple Strategies that Save You Time and Money, by veteran food writer and vegan authority Robin Robertson, provides 150 mouth-watering, exciting recipes that cost just 50 cents to $2 per serving-hefty savings to go with hearty vegan meals.

Thursday, June 3, 2010
New Cookbook: Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts makes the perfect Father's Day gift as it offers fast, simple, and really great meals for real people. This book is written by Sam Zien, host of the popular cooking show "Sam the Cooking Guy" and author of Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
New Wine Article: Spring "Release" --Chapter 2: Jon Rusciano, friends Calvin and Dave visit Elyse Winery, Hanzell Vineyards, Kuleto Estate Winery, Bella Vineyards, Martinelli Winery and Hartford Family Winery.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
June eNewsletter: Picnics, Grilling and Summer Fun plus Father's Day Gift suggestions.

New Cookbook: Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens, by Lynne Christy Anderson, recounts, in loving detail, the memories, recipes, and culinary traditions of people who have come to the United States from around the world. The enticing, easy-to-prepare recipes feature specialties like Greek dolmades, Filipino adobo, Brazilian peixada, and Sudanese mulukhiyah.

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