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by Sally Bernstein

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ancient Myths and Vineyard Light’ Photography Exhibit to Open at Mumm Napa®: March 10 - October 14 in Napa Valley enjoy photographs of ancient African myths and photographer Janis Miglavs’ vineyard-related work. For information, click here.

Tuesday February 28, 2012
Happy National Chocolate Souffle Day!

Monday, February 27, 2012
11th Annual Monterey Beer Festival: Saturday, June 9th from 12:30 pm to 5 pm at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. For information, click here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012
6th Annual California's Artisan Cheese Festival: March 23rd--25th in Sonoma County, CA. For information, click here.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Paris Cookbook Fair adds one more day in 2012. March 7th --11th. For information, click here.

Friday, February 24, 2012
New Parents Cookbook: Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals, and Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents, by Debbie Koenig, is specifically designed for frazzled, sleep-deprived parents. Every recipe is nutritious, delicious, satisfying, and easy. As a bonus each recipe includes instructions for preparing baby food from the same ingredients.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
The James Beard Foundation Semifinalists: 2012 Beard Awards honors 250 semifinalists. This list will be narrowed down to five nominees per category on March 19th. The awards will be announced in New York City on May 4th and May 7th. For the complete list, click here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ice Cream Poll: A national scientific poll found Baskin-Robbins was tops with 20% of the vote, followed by Cold Stone Creamery (15%), Dairy Queen (14%), Ben and Jerry’s (14%), Haagen-Dazs (8%), Bruster’s (3%) and some other store (7%). For results, click here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
2012 Big Sur Chanterelle Cook Off and Festival: February 24th and 25th celebrate the unique natural wonders of Big Sur, the extraordinary culinary skill of local chefs, world-class local vintners and brew masters, and the talent of local artists. For information, click here.

Monday, February 20, 2012:
New Chocolate Truffle Article: Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Curry Powder, by Chef Eric Cayton, showcases the popular misconception that curry powder is not a spice, but rather, a combination of several different spices.

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2012 Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Awards: Applications being accepted. Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards Finalists: Cookbook, Bert Greene and New Media & Broadcast Divisions

Friday, February 17, 2012
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN Culinary Program to Tuscany, Italy: September 8th--15th join renowned cookbook author, tour guide, and resident of Tuscany for 12 years, Pamela Sheldon Johns, who will share her culinary skills at a villa and take visitors to meet some of her favorite food and wine artisans. For information, click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Napa Valley Arts in April: Throughout the month of April, the second annual Napa Valley Arts in April celebrates The Napa Valley Collection: the famed wine region's other collection of priceless vintages - significant 20th and 21st century artwork. For information, click here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
New Travel Article: Berkeley (CA) and Environs: Where to Eat. Stephanie Zonis explores the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, home to restaurants, boutiques, and grocery stores.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012
Valentine's Day Recipes: French Onion Soup, Grilled Honey-Caper Shrimp, Vanilla-Scented Halibut with Asparagus & Hollandaise, and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Valentine's Day Recipes: Caviar Pie, Sparkling Wine Cocktail with Smashed Raspberries and Chambord, Filet of Beef Wellington, Radicchio Salad with Blue Cheese & Peppered Almonds and Chocolate Mousse Pie.

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Valentine's Day Champagne Gift Suggestions: BAGRATIONI 1882 Classic Brut ($14) and BAGRATIONI 1882 Reserve Brut ($26) are made in the Country of Georgia (not the state) in the Chinebuli, Mtsvane and Tsitska region. For over 125 years JSC Bagrationi 1882 has been the leading sparkling wine house in Georgia with over 75% of the domestic market.

Friday, February 10, 2012
Sally's Favorite Valentine Chocolates Part Two post is ready for you to enjoy on my womensforum.com blogpost.

New Travel Article: Vienna: Vibrant City of Design. Sharon Hudgins visits the Vienna of today, the Vienna that has regained its former glory with new museums, trendy restaurants and boutiques.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
New Travel Article: Shop 'Til You Drop in Lisbon. 'Portugal's capital is a surprisingly good place to shop for handicrafts, gifts, clothes, and personal indulgences, some of which can't be found anywhere else," says Sharon Hudgins.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
New Wine Article: Première Bordeaux - Semaine Prochaine - Lundi Après-midi. Jon Rusciano visits Chateau Leoville Barton, Chateau Langoa-Barton, Barton & Guestier, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Château Calon-Ségur.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2012 34th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference: "The Fashion of Food," where food, fashion, and media connect, March 29 - April 2, 2012 in New York City. For registration information, click here.

Monday, February 6, 2012
Football doesn't end with Super Bowl Sunday. You can experience the game year round at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Traveling with Kids columnist Elaine Labalme reports on the HOF and happenings in nearby Cleveland.

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Super Bowl Desserts: Ruthie's Brownies, Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes, Lemon Bars, Strawberry Shortcake, and Apple Strudel.

Saturday, February 4, 2012
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 3, 2012
Sally's Favorite Valentine Chocolates post is ready for you to enjoy on my womensforum.com blogpost.

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Mardi Gras is just around the corner (Fat Tuesday is February 21). Booked your trip yet? Our Elaine Labalme visited New Orleans and says it's all good, especially the food and the city's can-do spirit.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
February eNewsletter: Valentine's Day Gifts. Sally showcases chocolate recipes, chocolate articles, boxes of chocolates, and other Valentine gifts as well as a 15% discount for Honey Ridge Farms balsamic vinegars and whipped honey cremes.

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