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Monday, February 28, 2011
New Travel Article: Festival of Fire in Valencia, Spain--Barbara Gibbs Ostmann shares Las Fallas, with its bonfires, firecrackers and fireworks in this Mediterranean city's neighborhoods.

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival: March 31st--April 3rd in Austin, Texas and the surrounding Hill Country. This 25 year old event has hit its stride! For information and tickets, click here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Annual James Beard Foundation Awards: Semifinalists for the Restaurant and Chef Awards have been posted. Nominee announcement will be tweeted on March 21st.

Friday, February 25, 2011
5th Annual California's Artisan Cheese Festival will be held March 25th--28th in Petaluma, California. For a schedule of events & to purchase tickets, click here or call: 800-763-0344.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
McCormick Flavor Forecast 2011: Think pickling spice & rice vinegar; fennel & peri peri sauce; roasted curry powder & wild mushrooms; thyme & stone fruits; herbes de provence & popcorn and more.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Exhibit: Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring Tim Burton's creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer will be on view at LACMA from May 29 through Oct. 31, 2011. For information, click here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
New Travel Article: Malta: Tiny Sparkling Gem of the Mediterranean--Find out what Malta, one of the smallest nations in the world, has to offer the many tourists who flock there every year.

Monday, February 21, 2011
Happy President's Day! Enjoy A Presidential Tour Of Washington, D.C., by Elaine Sosa Labalme, in our Traveling with Kids section.

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Top Five Trends from Food Experts for 2011: The top five trends are: (1) eating local/local farming; (2) ethnic cuisine; (3) comfort foods; (4) urban farms and gardens; and (5) sustainability. To learn more about these Les Dames d'Escoffier International predictions, click here.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Happy National Chocolate Mint Day! For a delicious Chocolate Mint Cupcake recipe, click here.

Friday, February 18, 2011
Live at the Getty: Join stars of stage and screen as they read scrumptious tales of food and passion. Selected Shorts is an annual series featuring actors from stage, screen, and television reading classic and new short fiction. Events include wine and treat tasting. The series is held each spring at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
2011 Edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macao: the Michelin Guide has awarded its coveted three stars to only two Chinese restaurants – both of them in Hong Kong -- Sun Tung Lok & Lung Keen Heen. In all, the guide lists 215 restaurants and 42 hotels.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
New Wine Article: Monty & Sara Preiser share Cakebread Cellars, Champagne Bottles, and Special Events.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
New Coffee Article: Crema: What it is and What it Can Tell You? Tara Alley explains crema, the delicious layer of foam that you find when you order an espresso, and what it can tell you about the espresso you are drinking.

Monday, February 14, 2010
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2010
Need Valentine Dessert Recipe Suggestions? Be My Valentine, by Flo Braker, showcases two delightful recipes: Double Kisses and Tiffany's Heart Cake with a Chocolate Glaze.

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Need a Valentine Gift Suggestion? Legal Sea Foods--Enjoy live lobsters, delivered fresh and accompanied with step-by-step preparation instructions, tender Australian Lamb Rack, or even Roasted Duck Confit. No meal is complete, however, without decadent desserts, like their famous Boston Cream Pie, New York Cheesecake, or German Chocolate Cake. Or spice up Valentine's Day with Legal Sea Foods many flavorful sauces and spices that are sure to complement any meal. Order online here.

Friday, February 11, 2011
Need a Valentine Gift Suggestion? Gustiamo: La Molina Gianduja (Chocolate and Hazelnut) Spread by La Molina is sinfully rich and creamy. It is made of dark chocolate and the "Tonda Gentile" variety of hazelnuts, considered to be the best in the world. This is Nutella taken up a notch and without the guilt, since all of the ingredients are natural. We love it on toast, crackers, our lingue di gatto cookies, our panettone, a spoon or... just a finger. Order online here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Need a Valentine Gift Suggestion? La Tienda offers Cava Wine & Chocolate Bon Bon Gift Box. Here is a sweet basket! Tender baby figs stuffed with chocolate liqueur and coated with dark chocolate - a delight! The crowning touch is an example of one of the world's great sparkling wines: Cava from Cataluna. It is a crisp dry sparkling wine that is perfect with artisan chocolates. $49.00

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Need a Valentine Gift Suggestion? Consider Philadelphia Candies Milk Chocolate Cordial Cherries. The perfect balance of milk chocolate, cordial, and whole cherries. They're the perfect gift to share with family and friends, or better yet, to treat yourself. Also available in Sugar Free.

New Wine Article: Bring Our Own Wine? Don’t Feed Us a Line & If You Live, Travel to, or Own a Restaurant in Florida, We Suggest This is One You Might Not Want to Miss by Monty & Sara Preiser.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Need a Valentine Gift Suggestion? Deep Yoga free monthly meditation: Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts offers a free meditation for all those who seek relaxation, healing, inner awareness and deep peace. Join the next class on February 18th from 7-8 pm at Ginseng Yoga Studio in South Park, San Diego, where you will learn to breathe, center and connect. Click here for details.

Monday, February 7, 2011
Need a Valentine Gift Suggestion? The Art of the Chocolatier: From Classic Confections to Sensational Showpieces, by renowned confectionery expert Ewald Notter, is the ideal book for pastry students enrolled in chocolate and confectionery courses, as well as working professionals and even serious home confectioners who want to improve their skills in advanced chocolate work.

Sunday, February 6, 2011
Super Bowl Desserts: Brownie Mix, Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes, Lemon Bars, Strawberry Shortcake, and Apple Strudel.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Super Bowl Entrees: Pork Tenderloin Normande, Garlic Stuffed Leg of Lamb, Cowboy Jim's Grilled Steak and Corn Salsa, Chicken Enchiladas, and Herb Crusted Wild Atlantic Salmon with Swiss Chard and Roasted Belgian Endive.

Friday, February 4, 2011
Super Bowl Appetizers: Artichoke Spread, Asparagus Bruschetta, Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Dates Stuffed with Almonds & Blue Cheese, and Guacamole.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Chinese New Year, or the Year of the Rabbit, is perhaps the most elaborate, important, and exciting holiday in the Chinese calendar. It begins today and last for 15 days. Sally's Place has great menu suggestions.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010:This is the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity. For details, click here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
February eNewsletter: Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day--Sally's eNewsletter features recipes for the Chinese New Year and chocolates, flowers, wine, gift baskets, seafood, recipes and Valentine trips for Valentine's Day, plus many new articles and the popular "February Is" listing of events.

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