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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Labor Day Recipes: Sangria, Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Mint, Fish in Papillote, and Chocolate Cheesecake Minis.

Monday, August 30, 2010
American Wine & Food Festival: Tickets are now on sale online for this fall's star-studded, epicurean event and fundraiser, the American Wine & Food Festival, to be held September 25, on the Universal Studios Backlot. Click here for tickets and event information.

Friday, August 27, 2010
New Cookbook: The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories, by Nur Ilkin and Sheilah Kaufman. This unique and masterful collection of recipes shares a rediscovery of timeless authentic, healthful, refreshing, and easy-to-prepare Turkish dishes--from classics to lesser known family favorites, and even lost recipes.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
New Cookbook: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Flour-Free Eating, by Keith Wayne Berkowitz M.D., & Shelly Vaughan James, includes more than 150 flour-and sugar-free recipes and all the information readers need to easily and comfortably get on, and stick to, a healthier eating plan.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Santa Monica, California's 's Premiere Shopping Center Re-opens: the new Santa Monica Place features open-air walkways, sun-filled spaces, spacious public gathering spaces and even a third-level, rooftop Dining Deck to take advantage of unparalleled light, ocean breezes and views. A signature element of the new facility, the dining deck will include six chef-driven restaurant concepts, a host of fast-casual options and The Market, a collection of artisanal, gourmet and organic food purveyors.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
NAMA Coffee Show 2010: The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) has unveiled sweeping plans for a new blockbuster coffee, tea and water show that will be held in Las Vegas from October 20th--22nd. Call for information: 301.987.7113

Monday, August 23, 2010
Deep Blue Deals: Celebrate Monterey, California's New Blue Ocean Film Festival & Summit with a wave of hotel deals this fall. On August 24th-29th, this global ocean-focused event will whet everyone's whistle with the screening of 60+ award winning ocean films, photography and visual arts exhibits, line-up of seminars and special tribute to Jacques Yves Cousteau at 100. For a full list of "Deep Blue Deals, click here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tonnino Tuna, America’s favorite gourmet tuna, launches the Tonnino Tuna Chef Challenge: The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize for the advancement of their culinary education and a one-year supply of Tonnino Tuna.

Friday, August 20, 2010
New Cookbook: Salty Sweets: Delectable Desserts and Tempting Treats with a Sublime Kiss of Salt by Christie Matheson. Do opposites really attract? In the case of salty and sweet, you bet they do! Matheson offers 75 delectable ways to enjoy this tasty twosome.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
New Cookbook: The Wild Vegan Cookbook: A Forager's Culinary Guide (in the Field or in the Supermarket) to Preparing and Savoring Wild (and Not So Wild) Natural Foods, by Wildman Steve Brill, showcases 500 recipes including Baked Wild Ravioli, Ramp Vichyssoise, Early Spring Stir-Fry, and Wisteria-Lime Ice Cream. This book was formerly published in hardcover as The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
New Cookbook: Not Your Mother's Microwave Cookbook: Fresh, Delicious, and Wholesome Main Dishes, Snacks, Sides, Desserts, and More, by Beth Hensperger, teaches you how to take your favorite kitchen appliance to the next level. You'll be microwaving appetizers and snacks, meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, grains, and desserts in no time!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley Features New Outdoor Art: Wind sculptures accent the natural beauty of Napa Valley’s leading sparkling winery. These twenty-one pieces are large decorative sculptures made of copper, steel and stainless steel by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. All of the sculptures at Chandon are for sale.

Monday, August 16, 2010
New Cookbook: Double Take: One Fabulous Recipe, Two Finished Dishes, Feeding Vegetarians and Omnivores Together, by A.J. Rathbun & Jeremy Holt. Each recipe produces two versions of the same dish: one vegetarian and one containing meat. Double Take is a doubly delicious solution to a modern dining dilemma.

Sunday, August 15, 2010
New Cookbook: 25 Essentials: Techniques for Planking, by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig, offers a color-photo-packed guide featuring easy step-by-step processes. PLANKING tells how to cook on a wood plank to infuse food with smoky richness. And the 25 series of books each offer 25 recipes.

Saturday, August 14, 2010
New Cookbook: 25 Essentials: Techniques for Grilling Fish, by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig, offers good ideas for new ways to cook various kinds of seafood. And the 25 series of books each offer 25 recipes.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Wine & Food Matcher: To find thousands of delicious pairings, you can search either by wine or by dish on Natalie MacLean's "Nat Decants."

Thursday, August 12, 2010
New Turkey Ethnic Article: Sheilah Kaufman, author of The Turkish Cookbook Regional Recipes and Stories, shares The Delights of Turkish Cuisine, including interesting facts and recipes.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
New Traveling with Kids Article: Kid-Friendly Zones: Annapolis, Maryland. Elaine Sosa Labalme and eight-year-old Steven visit this self-styled sailing capital of the U.S. to sail, visit the U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland State House and the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Cabernet from the Ground Up with Napa Valley Wine Library: Two events to be held Saturday and Sunday, August 14th and 15th. To register or for more information about "From DNA to Dinner: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cabernet, " visit www.napawinelibrary.com.

Monday, August 9, 2010
New Chocolate Article: Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Nutmeg by Chef Eric Cayton of Derry Church Artisan Chocolates.

Friday, August 6, 2010
Sandwich 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. Enter before Labor Day for a chance to win $25,000 and an exciting trip for two to Napa Valley.

Thursday, August 5, 2010
2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit: On August 25-29, this global ocean-focused event will whet everyone's whistle with the screening of 60+ award winning ocean films, photography and visual arts exhibits, line-up of seminars and special tribute to Jacques Yves Cousteau at 100.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Food Network's Newest Star: New Yorker ANNE THORNTON is the newest star to join Food Network’s elite roster. Her show, “Dessert First with Anne Thornton” is set to premiere in October 2010.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Culinary Travel to the Amalfi Coast in October: Join Andrea Blum in southern Italy for nine days enjoying local foods, wine and the local dishes. The trip includes visits to wine makers and cooking lessons from fish to foul, from sweet to savory by local cooks and chefs. For more information: www.andrea-blum.com or 415-300-6686.

Monday, August 2, 2010
August eNewsletter: August offers more Culinary Travel specials at Sally's Place. Think Spain, France, Italy, and Mexico, as well as Vermont and the Napa Valley.

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