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by Sally Bernstein

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
New Julia Child Book: As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto, by Joan Reardon, showcases the riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, that chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
New Wine Book: A Vineyard in My Glass, by Gourmet's wine editor Gerald Asher, draws a selection of essays together. Guiding the reader through twenty-seven diverse wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and California, he shows how every wine worth drinking is a reflection of its terroir--in the broadest sense of that untranslatable word.

New Food and Form Book: La Figa: Visions of Food and Form, by Tiberio Simone and Matt Freedman, features a spectacular collection of sensual photography -- models wearing nothing but the edible creations of James Beard award-winning chef Tiberio Simone. Using the human body as his canvas, and natural fresh ingredients as his paint, Simone's elegant and tasteful nude images are the culmination of a five-year collaboration with photographer Matt Freedman.

Monday, August 29, 2011
Fall Museum Event in Los Angeles, CA: Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. From Oct. 1, 2011 through April 1, 2012 more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California will join together for the first time to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. The event will celebrate the vibrancy of art in L.A. in the post-war decades through lectures, symposia, films, performances and educational programs. For information, click here.

Sunday, August 28, 2011
What's your steak doing for Labor Day? Aux Délices des Bois & Steven Raichlen Grilling Butters is a new product that comes in 4 flavor families - earthy, garlicky, herbal, spicy. For information, clickhere.

Saturday, August 27, 2011
"Final week for the Pompeii exhibit at Discovery Times Square in New York City: Over 250 artifacts and a stunning time lapse representation of Vesuvius' massive explosion and its aftermath. Not to be missed, says our "Traveling with Kids" columnist, Elaine Labalme. For information, click here."

Friday, August 26, 2011
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club: Enjoy a 4th night free this fall at this south Florida resort set on 125 lush acres, complemented by seven miles of pristine white sandy beach. Their recent $5 million all-new beachfront pool complex is close to Naples. For information, click here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Napa Valley Open Studios: This 24th annual event will feature 72 juried artists, 48 studio locations and live studio demonstrations, showcasing the depth and diversity of Napa Valley's professional artists September 17-18 and 24-25. For information, click here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
WhiskyFest™ San Francisco: Visit San Francisco for America’s largest whisky celebration October 7th. This 5th annual event will feature more than 250 of the world's finest, rarest, and most expensive single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, American, Japanese, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world. For information, click here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
New Traveling with Kids Article: Elaine Labalme and son Steven visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia where the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has done a masterful job of creating interactive children’s programming to keep young ones engaged.

Monday, August 22,2011
New Traveling with Kids Article: Elaine Labalme and son Steven recently enjoyed The Tides Inn in Irvington, Virginia where watercraft are yours for the asking and include canoes, kayaks and paddle boats.

Sunday, August 21, 2011
James Beard Foundation new Leadership Awards: Michelle Obama and Alice Waters will receive this award October 12th at the JBF conference in New York City.

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Pop-Up Restaurants: Thomas Keller of the French Laundry will serve a £250 (US$400) nine-course lunch and dinner tasting menu during a 10-day pop-up at Harrods in London, starting October 1st. Booking lines will open on Thursday, September 1st. For information, click here.

Friday, August 19, 2011
Facebook: I'd like to hear about your top restaurant gripes and food and wine bucket list items. Join my Discussion on Facebook. Come "Like" me too!

The Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is held every September with wine events and a large assortment of wines and food from Santa Fe restaurants. The mission of the event is to create a week of food and wine events that promote Santa Fe as a world-class culinary destination. This year's event is September 21st--25th. For information, click here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011
The National Restaurant Association's "What's Hot in 2011" survey of more than 1,500 professional chefs (members of the American Culinary Federation) reveals that local and hyper-local sourcing, healthy children's meals, sustainable seafood, and gluten-free cuisine are among the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2011.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
New Cookbook: 150 Best Tagine Recipes: Including Tantalizing Recipes for Spice Blends and Accompaniments, by Pat Crocker, offers a comprehensive history of traditional Moroccan tagine cooking, including an extensive "Tagine Know-How" section that answers all possible questions about tagines and cooking with tagines, as well as a "North African Flavor Footprint" section that profiles the 20 herbs and spices that give authentic flavor to these dishes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New Travel Article: Quick Takes: Philadelphia---Stephanie Zonis has a few days to kick around this historical city.

Monday, August 15, 2011
Happy National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011
New Wine Article: Première Bordeaux - Deuxième Jour, Après-midi as Jon Risciano visits Chateau Latour, Chateau Lascombes and Chateau Dufort-Vivens.

Saturday, August 13, 2011
New Wine Article: A Historic Day with the Napa Valley Mexican-American Vintners Association, by Sara and Monty Preiser, tells of the rise of the Mexican-Americans from indispensable vineyard-workers to noted vintners of today.

Friday, August 12, 2011
New Womensforum.com blog post: I just added a blog post called my More of Sally's Favorite Kitchen Gadgets that will streamline the preparation of ingredients and make your kitchen prep work more enjoyable.

Thursday, August 11, 2011
New Travel Article: Quick Takes: Washington, D.C.--Stephanie Zonis has a few days to kick around our capitol filled with museums, memorials and monuments.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
New Wine Article: Irresistible Wines (so far) this Season, by Sara and Monty Preiser, offers a long list of wines they highly and without reservation recommend for you.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
New Food & Travel Book: Around the World in Eighty Meals, by Nan Lyons, follows Lyons as she dines, nibbles and noshes her way from Great Britain through France, Italy, India, China, America and back again to the Reform Club just as Phileas Fogg did in Around the World in 80 Days. Armed with a map, a fork and a pair of chopsticks, she guides us through some of the world's most bizarre bazaars, reveals secret snacks of Asia, exposes several of the Old and New World's best kept treats and much more.

Monday, August 8, 2011
The Best of Los Angeles in One Day: Take your cues from the locals when it comes to recreation, shopping, food and other activities. For information, click here.

Sunday, August 7, 2011
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd - 4th, celebrate Sonoma’s incredible bounty of food, wine and fun while raising much needed funds for Sonoma's local charities. For information, click here.

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Northern California’s Artisan Cheese Festival Summer Tours: August 18th, Bellwether Farms, Valley Ford Cheese and Two Rock Valley and September 15th tour with a wickedly good day of cheese and wine. Start at Marin French Cheese, on to Nicasio Valley, and a farm-to-table lunch with wine tasting at Devil’s Gulch Ranch. For information, click here.

Friday, August 5, 2011
National Mustard Day is Saturday, August 6th: Don't miss the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, WI. To order online, click here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
PlateCooks: Explore PlateCooks, a three-day, action packed, cooking, tasting and networking event in Chicago, September 25th--27th, and join some of the nation's most innovative chefs in a riveting exchange of insights, techniques and trends through interactive sessions and hands-on workshops and tastings. For information, click here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Save the Date: January 13th--15th, 2012: The second annual Napa Truffle Festival. For information, click here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Restaurant Gripes: I'd like to hear about your top restaurant gripes and food and wine bucket list items. Join the Discussions on Facebook. Come "Like" me too!

Monday, August 1, 2011
August eNewsletter: Sally's Top Ten Restaurant Gripes: Sally showcases hers but what are yours? Don't miss the 10% discount coupon for authentic Kopi Luwak coffee at the bottom of this eNewsletter, our newly posted articles and the August food dates.

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