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by Sally Bernstein

Saturday, April 30, 2011
New Travel Article: Easter Markets of Germany-- Barbara Gibbs Ostmann travels around Germany for two weeks in April in search of Easter markets. If you missed them this year, start making plans early for the 2012 markets.

Friday, April 29, 2011
Looking for a Mother's Day Gift? On Mother's Day, help P.F. Chang's Women Around the World when you buy a Gift Card! Help empower women and girls in the fight against global poverty. For more information, click here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Looking for a Mother's Day Gift? Nothing beats flowers! Send Mom a gorgeous spring mix of roses, tulips and fresh blossoms in a range of cool hues including pink, lavender, yellow and chartreuse, nestled in a modern glass cube vase. Pink spray roses and tulips, lavender Matsumoto asters and cushion spray chrysanthemums, yellow roses and carnations and green button spray chrysanthemums is delivered in a clear glass cube vase. Approx. 8" wide x 9" high; $59.99 includes delivery. Click here to order at flowerpetal.com.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Looking for a Mother's Day Gift? La Tienda is offering A Dozen Gifts from Spain for Mother's Day, plus Special Price on Breakfast Gift Basket. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Royal Wedding Party: If you are giving one you need to know about Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop's beautifully packaged English scones in a variety of delicious flavors. The Ritzy Tea Time Scones Trio contains Double Chocolate Scones, Sour Cherry White Chocolate Scones and Lemon & Currant Scones in a cute round tin. Each package is made to order and the scones are made from all natural ingredients and do not use preservatives. They’re even trans-fat free!

Monday, April 25, 2011
Food & Wine Event: Celebrity Chef Cat Cora will cook at Savor the Central Coast event September 29th--October 2, 2011 at the Santa Margarita Ranch in California. Tickets go on sale May 5th.

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Wine Industry Loss: Jess Jackson, Jr. died Thursday, April 21st at the age of 81. He was an American wine entrepreneur and self-made businessman. He started the Kendall-Jackson wine business with the family's 1974 purchase of an 80-acre pear and walnut orchard in Lakeport, California that was converted to a vineyard.

Friday, April 22, 2011
Happy Earth Day! Coffee giant Starbucks is offering freebies to customers Friday in observance of Earth Day. They are giving away free coffee and tea (hot or cold) to people who bring in their own mugs.

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Easter Recipes: Asparagus Bruschetta, Garlic Stuffed Leg of Lamb, Buttermilk Biscuits and Mixed Berries with Ricotta Creme.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
New Cookbook: The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy, by Robin Donovan & Juliana Gallin, is a hip, fun, and useful guide for anyone—even those short on time, patience, skill, or experience—who dreams of dazzling friends and loved ones with fabulous home-cooked fare. With more than 125 easy recipes for fabulous, party-worthy dishes, it conquers the misguided belief that preparing an elegant meal requires spending hours—or days—in the kitchen. For more information, visit this blog at www.TwoLazyGourmets.com.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Easter Recipes: For Easter think roast leg of lamb, new potatoes and hot cross buns, and don't forget to dye a few eggs too. Lou Pappas offers a complete Easter meal, or an Easter Family Feast.

Monday, April 18, 2011
Happy Passover

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Happy National Cheeseball Day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011
New Cupcake Cookbook: Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes, by Betty Crocker , has 175 cupcakes, with a tantalizing full-color photograph of every cupcake, plus helpful how-to photos showing easy decorating techniques. These recipes can made from scratch or with a mix. Think Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Caramel Mocha Cupcakes, Maple Bread Pudding Cupcakes and MANY more.

Friday, April 15, 2011
New Travel Article: La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California. Think 45 acres with 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas, championship-caliber golf and tennis facilities, award-winning dining, expansive women and men’s spa and fitness facilities, a variety of boutiques and shops and much more. Sally enjoyed it all!

Thursday, April 14, 2011
A $625 Cookbook: Can any book be worth that? When their are six-volumes and 2,400-page that reveals science-inspired techniques for preparing food that ranges from the otherworldly to the sublime. Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, by scientists, inventors, and accomplished cooks Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet, is just such an accomplishment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Cochon 555 is a national culinary competition promoting heritage breed pigs and breed diversity. The touring event will be in 10 cities on its third annual tour. Cochon 555 combines five breeds of pig, five chefs, and five wineries. For information, click here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Château Julien Wine Estate in Carmel, CA: Their Vintage Affair will be held this coming Saturday, April 16th from 11am--4pm. The Barrel room doors swing open for a full day of specialty wine tasting- library wines, vertical tastings, large format bottles and much more. Select vintages and limited editions will be available for tasting and purchase this one day of the year. Come and see how they have aged over the years. $15 per person; club members: $10 per person. Click here for information.

Monday, April 11, 2011
National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.: Although the National Cherry Blossom Festival is winding down for this year, you can still see the iconic trees in bloom. Last-minute travelers can check on the Fairmont Hotel's Cherry Blossom package and view a calendar of events at nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Next year, 2012, is the centennial of the festival so be sure and book WELL ahead.

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Cooking Channel Premiers Food Show Today: The Urban Grocer in Buenos Aires premiers today on the Cooking Channel. Join host Caitlin Zaino as she uncovers the freshest, hippest spots Buenos Aires, Argentina, has to offer. From the posh to the underground, from the main stream to the off-the-beaten-path, Caitlin is on a quest to discover the most innovative, cutting edge foodstuffs this city has to offer.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
2011 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show: will be held May 21st--24th at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Did your invitation to the Royal Wedding get lost in the mail? There is no need to travel over seas to experience the luxuries the royal wedding has to offer. Come celebrate extravagantly, at The London NYC in New York City. Ask for their " Royal Engagement” package and create this night of excitement starting from $579. For information, click here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Los Angeles' favorite sustainable butchers "Lindy and Grundy": Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura, female butchers with a sustainable philosophy, have opened a butcher shop on Fairfax. These cleaver-wielding butcherettes were both vegetarians at one point during their lives. Interesting! For information, click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Need Easter Candy? Visit Philadelphia Candies' online shop for the highest quality in milk and dark chocolates. Spring chocolates such as solid Easter bunnies and a large variety of Easter eggs with made-from-scratch centers are available. Coconut, peanut butter, and fruit & nut are just the beginning. See their spring YouTube video.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
New iPhone App: Food Truck Finder Rolls Into App Store with Roaming Hunger. This app will let you navigate the world of street food with ease, finding all the gourmet food trucks and carts you can handle with a simple touch of the screen. Check it out here.

Monday, April 4, 2011
New iPhone App: Rancho La Puerta, the world-renowned fitness resort and spa in Baja California, has teamed up with MacroView Labs to develop a custom iPhone app that acts as a resort guide, social media hub, and fitness companion. The free app gives users a taste of the Rancho La Puerta experience right from their mobile phone, allowing them to view instructional fitness videos, recipes, photos, news, updates, social networking and more. To download, click here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Travel Destination: Consider Mystic Country, Connecticut in New England. Their 42 town region (the easternmost portion of the state) has a calendar chock full of great events that take the what-to-do question out of a visit. Click here for more information.

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2011: More than two hundred of the world's finest wineries will pour one of their best wines at each stop. Chicago on May 12th, Las Vegas on May 14th & Boston on May 19th. For information, click here.

Friday, April 1, 2011
April eNewsletter: More Culinary Travel: Sally's eNewsletter features trips to Southeast Asia, Poland, Tuscany, Japan, Spain, Turkey and France as well as the wine regions of Georgia in the Soviet Union, with some great discounts for our viewers. You'll also find recently posted articles and our popular "April Is" section.

Happy April Fools' Day!

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