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by Sally Bernstein

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monterey, California Ghost Tours: Discover the haunts of Monterey on The Ghost Trolley of Monterey. This region's dynamic mix of inhabitants delivered a wealth of intrigue and controversy via a 90-minute trolley tour winding in and out of the Path of History visiting locations of both historical and recent ghost sightings including Monterey's historic cemetery.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Access to New York City’s Most Exclusive Restaurants: DinePrivate.com allows its users to book private dining events all with the simple click of a mouse! The innovative site has signed nearly 100 restaurants from New York City’s top restaurant group which streamlines the private dining experience for restaurateurs, guests and event planners.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
New Cookbook: Street Food of India: The 50 Greatest Indian Snacks - Complete with Recipes, by Sephi Bergerson, is part photo journal and part cookbook but it is the stunning photography that will attract you to this book, which paints a tantalizing picture of India as well as creating a tome that effortlessly whisks you through the impoverished streets of Mumbai, Hyperabad and Delhi.

Monday, September 27, 2010
New Cookbook: Tastefully Small Savory Bites: Easy Sophisticated Hors D'oeuvres for Every Occasion, by Kim Hendrickson, offers over 50 original morsels with both the bite-size and full-size versions and variations. Most items can be made in advance.

Sunday, September 26, 2010
New Cocktail Book: Mr. Boston Summer Cocktails, edited by Anthony Giglio & Jim Meehan, offers more than 100 drink recipes from dozens of the world's top cocktail experts. Mr. Boston has been the go-to guide for bartenders since the end of Prohibition.

Saturday, September 25, 2010
New Cookbook: 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love, by food writer and recipe developer Jill Silverman Hough, is organized by common wine varietals and illustrated with 40 lush color photos. 100 Perfect Pairings makes it a snap to match the perfect appetizer with your favorite wine.

Friday, September 24, 2010
For Culinary Travelers: Join a unique experience this winter -- a custom and behind the scenes tour of the great CARNAVALES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN. Includes insights from one of the world's top carnival experts plus behind the scenes tours and VIP seating for the grand parades. Come the last week of February and first week of March, 2011. Experience the color, sounds, food, fashion, and spectacle in France and Italy! For information, contact Virginia Mampre at mampremedi@aol.com.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Slow Food Event: The Terra Madre & Salon del Gusto Slow Food Fair will be held October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. This conference brings together people dedicated to promoting sustainable local food production. 718.260.8000

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Farm Dinners: Follow the Outstanding in the Field bus around the country (U.S., Canada & Europe) and enjoy dinners that take place on farms. These dinners frequently have seasonal themes and include wine. Tickets, in the $200-$250 range, often sell out within minutes of their release date.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Good Philosophy by Which to Live: Michael Pollan, author of FOOD, INC., Food Rules: An Eater's Manual and The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, says "if it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in one, don't."

Monday, September 20, 2010
Happy National Punch Day

Friday, September 17, 2010
New Book for Sommeliers: The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World, by Michael Gibson, covers the essential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. He also includes sections on service, storage, and wine list preparation for a full understanding of every aspect of beverage service.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
New TV Series Premiering Wednesday, October 6! HDNet announces the premiere of “Drinking Made Easy,” a new series hosted by Zane Lamprey, formerly the host of the cult sensation “Three Sheets.” “Drinking Made Easy” follows Lamprey, his drinkin’ buddy Steve McKenna and veteran stand-up comedian Marc Ryan as they travel across the country discovering local pubs, watering holes, breweries and distilleries.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
New York Fashion Week Cocktail: The mixologist at The London Bar by Gordon Ramsay inside The London NYC has created a special drink for the NY Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The Gilded Lily is an exquisite prosecco cocktail hybrid, using fresh strawberries, St. Germain, and grains of paradise to cut the sweetness. Priced at $17, it’s the perfect drink at the perfect place to be immersed in the excitement of Fashion Week.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
New Champagne Book: Champagne Cocktails: 50 Cork-Popping Concoctions and Scintillating Sparklers, by A.J. Rathbun, presents 50 creative ways to incorporate these bubbly beverages into a range of delicious drinks. A.J.'s wit and accessible style are found throughout the beautiful four-color book, both in his insightful introduction and in each one of the cocktail recipes, which range from classics like the Bellini to more inventive blends like Eurynome's Effervescence.

Monday, September 13, 2010
New Travel Article: On the Right Tracks in Switzerland. Keith Allan and Lynne Gray set aside four nights for their journey to Switzerland on the almost silent electric trains that run like clockwork.

Friday, September 10, 2010
La Tienda 10% Discount: Visitors from Sally's Place will receive 10% off orders placed when you enter the promo code AP930 at checkout. This offer ends September 30, 2010. La Tienda is your one stop shop for authentic foods from Spain.

Thursday, September 9, 2010
New Cookbook: The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy, by author and baker Paula Shoyer, provides the inspiration and innovation to turn the age-old challenges of parve baking into delectable delights in her one-of-a-kind kosher cookbook. Unexpected selections include creamy key lime pie, luscious flan, and rich tiramisu as well as cookies, biscotti, breads and muffins to pastries, tarts, fancy cakes, and mousses.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
New Chocolate Article: All About Hot Chocolate. Do you know the differences between hot cocoa and hot chocolate, and are you aware of the great number of these products now available? Stephanie Zonis explains.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
New Traveling with Kids Article: Special Events: A Cubs Game at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois. Elaine Sosa Labalme & son Steven believe taking in a game at a classic ball yard has special meaning.

Monday, September 6, 2010
Happy Labor Day!

Friday, September 3, 2010
Labor Day Recipes: Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Steak au Poivre, Spicy Grilled Trumpet Royale™ Mushrooms, Radicchio Salad with Blue Cheese & Peppered Almonds, and Chocolate & Cherry Bread Pudding.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Labor Day Recipes: Frozen Margaritas, Taco Dip, Ensalada de Nopales, Enchiladas with Mole Poblano, and Layered Mango Pudding.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
September eNewsletter: Although September marks the end of summer, it's also the start of a whole new season full of fun events. It's time to get excited about Labor Day weekend (think recipes), upcoming tailgate parties and sporting events.

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