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Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween!

New Traveling with Kids Article: Top Ten Cities For You and Your Kids: New York, NY. Elaine Sosa Labalme, husband Fen, and 9 year old Steven venture to the BIG city of New York to enjoy week-long adventure that was memorable.

Sunday, October 30, 2011
THE HISTORY OF … HALLOWEEN & CANDY CORN: Here's the story behind one of the season's iconic treats from Gourmet Live. For complete story, click here.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Spice up your Halloween with tsp spices: Order today and use their Fall special coupon for 10% off. Just enter Spice It Up! as your coupon code. Free shipping in the continental U.S. every day on orders of $25 or more. For information, click here.

Friday, October 28, 2011
10 Awesome Wine Labels: Bear Flag, Mayrah, Tierra Earth and more. For the complete article, click here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Five Halloween Wines: Slaughterhouse Cellars, Bull’s Blood, Gray Ghost, Party With the Devil, and Pure Evil. For the complete article, click here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The inaugural National Food Day was celebrated on Monday, October 24th. This is a a national campaign, a creation of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, to change the way Americans eat and think about food. For information, click here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
New Cookbook: Ching's Everyday Easy Chinese: More Than 100 Quick & Healthy Chinese Recipes, by Cooking Channel star Ching-He Huang, who fuses Chinese and Western cultures to create one hundred quick dishes full of natural ingredients and bursting with flavor. Learn many takeout classics—without ever leaving home!

Monday, October 24, 2011
New Wine Article: Première Bordeaux - Troisième Jour, Après-midi. Jon Rusciano travels "across the pond" to visit the Bordeaux wineries of Chateau l’Evangile, Chateau Gazin, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Petrus, and Vieux Chateau Certan. This is part of Jon's My Bordeaux Adventures series.

Sunday, October 23, 2011
New Cookbook: Simply Fresh: Casual Dining at Home, by Jeff Morgan, offers more than 100 recipes that take their inspiration and cues from Ruby Tuesday's brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert menus. There are 900 Ruby Tuesday restaurants across the United States and around the world. Every copy of Simply Fresh includes a coupon for $5 off a $15 food purchase at any Ruby Tuesday restaurant in the U.S. Mainland.

Saturday, October 22, 2011
New Food Anthology: Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food during Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents by Matt McAllester. These sometimes harrowing, frequently funny, and always riveting stories about food and eating under extreme conditions feature the diverse voices of journalists who have reported from dangerous conflict zones around the world during the past twenty years.

Friday, October 21, 2011
Fun for the Wholidays at Grinchmas Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California: Experience your favorite holiday story brought to life with the Grinchmas celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood. Watch as the Grinch and his friends from Whoville put on a live stage show featuring original music and dance, then witness the lighting of the one-of-a-kind Grinchmas tree. For information, click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
New Cookbook: Make it Paleo: Over 200 Grain Free Recipes For Any Occasion, by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason, helps people transition from conventional foods to a grain-free Paleo lifestyle. The over 200 mouthwatering recipes are each accompanied by vibrant photos and thoughtful notes to ensure you recreate each dish with ease.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
New Cookbook: From the Ground Up, by former food and wine editor for Town & Country magazine James Villas, offers 200 recipes, covering the highs and lows of minced chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. Villas pays loving tribute to this under appreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
New Cookbook: Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World, by Zouhair Zairi. Relying heavily upon memories of his mother's and grandmother's fare in his youth, Zouhair's ground-breaking culinary tour de force: Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World introduces a unique approach to a mouthwatering ancient gastronomy and represents a personal homage to the Moorish cuisine of his homeland.

Monday, October 17, 2011
New Cookbook: The Butch Bakery Cookbook, by David Arrick and Janice Kollar, offers cupcakes for the twenty-first century—like a cupcake imbued with two different liqueurs or a devil's food cake made truly diabolical with a dose of chili powder. These are serious sweets. They're delightfully different and dangerously delicious.

Sunday, October 16, 2011
New Cookbook: Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders, by Emeril Lagasse. With more than 130 flavorful dishes Lagasse goes beyond your typical soups, stews, and casseroles to indulge in crave-worthy main courses like “BLT” Risotto or New England-Style Fish and Shellfish Chowder, and comforting classics such as Cola-Braised Pot Roast with Vegetables and Southern-Style Chicken and Dumplings.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
New Wine Book: Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking, by Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop MW, emphasizes that wine's diversity, one of its strengths, is currently under threat from increasingly homogenized commercial wines that lack a sense of place. Drawing on a global array of examples and anecdotes, Goode and Harrop examine complex concepts--terroir, biodynamics, and sustainability--in clear language.

Friday, October 14, 2011
New Cookbook: The Art of Eating Cookbook: Essential Recipes from the First 25 Years, by Edward Behr, collects the best recipes of the magazine's (The Art of Eating) past twenty-five years--from classic appetizer and vegetable side dishes to meat entrees and desserts. Behr has offered companionship and creativity to avid culinary enthusiasts, including some of America's most famous chefs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
See my new blogpost titled Sally's Top 10 Spices. Everyone’s tastes are different when it comes to spices but, whenever possible, I much prefer to use fresh spices as compared to dried.

New Chocolate Truffle Article: Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper), by Chef Eric Cayton, showcases the fact that a little goes a long way when you work with chocolate and black pepper.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
New Chocolate Article: Bar Fight: Stephanie Zonis delves into the world of chocolate bars and candy bars as small-scale chocolatiers and chocolate manufacturers have decided that there's money to be made in this realm, and they're correct.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
New Cookbook: So Sweet!: Cookies, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and More, by Sur La Table, offers 50 fabulously sweet recipes with intriguing flavor combinations. From cookies and cupcakes to doughnuts and whoopie pies, you'll find them all in this attractive and giftable full-color package.

Monday, October 10, 2011
New Cookbook: Betty Crocker Cookbook: 1500 Recipes for the Way You Cook Today, by Betty Crocker, is their 11th edition since 1950 and includes hundreds of new recipes, three new chapters, and icons that showcase how we cook today—faster, healthier, and with many more flavors.

Friday, October 7, 2011
Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®: For the month of October, Pinnacle Foods-owned Duncan Hines is matching each dollar raised for the Great American Bake Sale, (up to $50,000 through October 31, 2011). To get involved in the bake sale, visit www.GreatAmericanBakeSale.org\signup.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Happy National Noodle Day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
New Cookbook:Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story, by Kimberly "Momma" Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth as it offers 100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes. These two sassy Sugar Mommas are on a mission to preserve America's best sweet treat recipes and the even sweeter stories behind them.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
New Cookbook:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bartending, 2nd Edition, by Amy Zavatto, serves up everything drink makers need to know to create 1,500 great tasting beverages and cocktails. This updated edition includes: one hundred brand-new recipes and the latest techniques, a brand-new section on creating specialty and theme cocktails for weddings and parties and new recipes for making mixers, bitters, and more.

Monday, October 3, 2011
New Cookbook: The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes, by Stephanie Pierson, offers everything from brisket cooking tips to chef interviews to butcher wisdom. Color photographs, illustrations, and graphics ensure that brisket has never looked better.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
New Cookbook: I Love Meatballs!, by Rick Rodgers, offers 50 recipes inspired by a variety of ethnicities including Italian, Thai, Chinese, Greek, Vietnamese, Swedish, Moroccan, and Indian. The dishes are made from a full range of meats including beef and veal, pork, lamb, poultry, and even seafood.

Saturday, October 1, 2011
October eNewsletter: Apple Varieties. Sally showcases fall apples, from Apple Talk and Apple Varieties to Apple Recipes. Don't miss our popular October food dates and the discount coupon at the bottom from LaJollaCooks4U.

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