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May 31, 2012
Tenth Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party: Saturday & Sunday (June 9th and 10th) in New York City's Madison Square Park, 16 pit masters from across the country will serve BBQ along with seminars, demos and live music. For information, click here.

May 30, 2012
California Heads for Vote on Modified Food Labeling: On November 6th Californians will vote on whether genetically modified food must be labeled. The petition was signed by nearly a million people, 75 percent more than the minimum needed for a statewide vote. For information, click here.

May 29, 2012
New Bourdain Restaurant Movie: Bone In The Throat is the first of Anthony Bourdain's three novels. It will be made into a movie in 2012. This mafia murder caper set in a restaurant's kitchen will be filmed in London.

May 28, 2012
Baltimore, Maryland, Heats Up with a Sizzling Summer Lineup from the opening of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, to attending the Star-Spangled Sailabration event kicking off in June at the Inner Harbor to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. For information, click here.

May 27, 2012
Wusthof New Microsite: Defining the Edge is a media rich microsite featuring inspiring biographical web videos, technique videos, recipes, and tips. To view, click here.

May 26, 2012
New Food Book: It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways, by Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig, shows you how certain foods may be having negative effects on how you look, feel and live - in ways that you'd never associate with your diet. More importantly, they outline their life-long strategy for Eating Good Food in a clear and detailed action plan.

May 25, 2012
Sally's New womnsforum.com Blogpost is Live: New 2012 Cookbooks. Whatever your pleasure, from hardback to paperback to Kindle editions, even apps, here are some of the latest and best cookbooks published thus far in 2012.

May 24, 2012
New Travel Article: Egypt in 2013: Better Than Ever. Adam Spawton-Rice shares how popular Egypt has become as a tourist destination. With beautiful beaches and many choices for either family vacations or party nightlife for the younger crowd, Egypt has it all.

May 23, 2012
New Tea Article: Tasting Tea. Beverly Dubrin compares tasting and drinking tea to tasting and drinking wine. She shares several San Francisco Bay Area teahouses with us.

May 22, 2012
New Cookbook: Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy, by New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger, offers a healthier take on classic American comfort food—without sacrificing the comfort part. These 150 soul-satisfying recipes include such hearty favorites as meatloaf, lasagna, chicken potpie, crab cakes, and mashed potatoes, but without all the calories and saturated fat. In Hardcover and Kindle Edition.

May 21, 2012
New Taste of Home iPad App: User friendly App features full screen recipes, virtual recipe box, instant share functions, glossy food photography and unprecedented editor access. FREE download from iTunes.

May 20, 2012
The Art of Eating: Audubon Canyon Ranch presents this MFK Fisher-inspired afternoon Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00 pm -- 4:30 pm in Glen Ellen, CA. There will be tastings of local food and wine, a live and silent auction and special culinary selections from Women Who Change the Way We Eat. For information, click here.

May 19, 2012
New Wine Book: The Makers of American Wine: A Record of Two Hundred Years, by Thomas Pinney, who takes an engaging approach to the history of American wine by telling its story through the lives of 13 people who played significant roles in building an industry that now extends to every state. Available in hardcover and Kindle edition.

May 18, 2012
New Backpack with Removable Cooler: This new product has a top section for dry goods and the bottom section (which unzips from the top) is an insulated cooler. One bag - many uses! From Keep Your Cooler - Online Ice Cooler Store!

May 17, 2012
West Coast Fishing Club welcomes Canada's celebrated chefs, David Hawksworth & Marc Thuet for B.C. Wilderness Adventure & Culinary Extravaganza July 22nd--26th. For information, click here.

May 16, 2012
Auction Napa Valley: If travels do not allow you to join Napa Valley Vintners in June have a virtual Napa Valley experience capturing great wines and bespoke wine adventures in online bidding of more than 150 lots to enjoy now or collect for your cellar. Bidding open May 27 to June, 3, 2012. For information, click here.

May 15, 2012
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: May 22th--26th NOWFE will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and attract more than 10,000 people to New Orleans. Wine Dinners hosted by more than 30 New Orleans area restaurants; Vinola, NOWFE's premium tasting event; the Royal Street Stroll, NOWFE's signature event, a definitive evening event set in the heart of the French Quarter; and exciting Culinary Seminars are a few of the events. For information, click here.

May 14, 2012
Summer Beach Vacations: With Memorial Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking summer beach vacations. Traveling with Kids columnist Elaine Labalme recommends The Eastern Shore and Virginia Beach, Va. and The Beaches of Southern Delaware.

May 13, 2012
Happy Mother's Day!

May 12, 2012
New Wine Article: Première Bordeaux - Epilog. Jon Rusciano looks back on memorable occasions in his lifetime and this Bordeaux trip is certainly one of them. This is part of Jon's My Bordeaux Adventures series.

May 11, 2012
New Traveling with Kids Article: Elaine & 10-year-old Steven Labalme enjoy a weekend getaway in the Windy City. Weekending with the Kids: Magnificent Mile Meets Museum Mecca, Chicago, Illinois.

May 10, 2012
Seattle Cheese Festival: May 19th & 20th Pike Place Market will have over 30,000 visitors per day for this festival. Don't miss the Mac & Cheese contest. For more festival information, click here.

May 9, 2012
San Francisco Asian Culinary Forum 2012 Symposium: Save the weekend of September 22nd & 23rd. If you’d like to be involved as a volunteer, event partner or sponsor, email for information: info@asianculinaryforum.org.

May 8, 2012
The James Beard Foundation Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards were presented Monday night at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. To see a list of the winners, click here.

May 7, 2012
2012 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards: For the complete list, click here.

May 6, 2012

Los Angeles Music Festivals:
Spring is about to make way for summer, which means it’s the season for music festivals and concert series, especially those that take place in one of LA’s beautiful outdoor venues. Think jazz, blues, alternative and dance music. For information, click here.

May 5, 2012
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 4, 2012
Sally's New womnsforum.com Blogpost is Live: Cinco de Mayo Chili Peppers. Chile peppers are an important part of numerous cuisines whether they are used as a vegetable, spice or ornamental or medicinal plant.

May 3, 2012
43rd Annual Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series: These concerts bring wine, food, music and the arts together for beautiful evenings in the Napa Valley vineyards. For ticket information, click here.

May 2, 2012
New Cookbook: Betty Crocker The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners offers more than 200 hassle-free recipes, including soups and stews, skillet meals, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and casseroles. Also available in Kindle.

May 1, 2012
May eNewsletter, Mother's Day: Top 10 recipes, fun gift ideas, new articles and a wine coupon from Concannon Vineyard.

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