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by Sally Bernstein

February 28, 2013
New Cookbook: Orient Express: Fast Food from the Eastern Mediterranean, by Silvena Rowe, who turns her focus to the delicious small dishes that you would find in the bustling street markets of Damascus or Istanbul -koftes, falafels and pilafs-as well as delicious puddings such as vanilla baklava, and chocolate and pistachio mousse.

February 27, 2013
New Cookbook: D'Lish Deviled Eggs: A Collection of Recipes from Creative to Classic, by Kathy Casey, isn’t just 50 recipes; its pages are packed full of everything from how to make superb hard-cooked eggs every time, to filling and garnishing picture-perfect stuffed eggs.

February 26, 2013
The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, Awards: On the heels of its five-year anniversary, The Grand Del Mar has once again achieved a trio of Five-Star awards from Forbes Travel Guide for Lodging, The Spa at The Grand Del Mar and for Addison, the resort’s signature restaurant. For The Grand Del Mar information, click here.

February 25, 2013
Food University at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas: Join Francois Payard at a boot camp March 27th--29th which offers food lovers a chance to rub elbows with top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, cheese experts, fine food purveyors and even farmers-who will serve as Food U "faculty." Participants will learn during three exhilarating days of culinary curriculum. For information, click here.

February 24, 2013
New Cookbook: Southern Living Home Cooking Basics: A complete illustrated guide to Southern cooking, by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine, includes over 375 test kitchen-approved recipes as well as Kitchen Secrets, Southern Foodlore, Fake It and Fix It tips and secrets.

February 23, 2013
New Cookbook: Popes, Peasants, and Shepherds: Recipes and Lore from Rome and Lazio, by Oretta Zanini De Vita, includes more than 250 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes. The author leads readers on an exhilarating journey from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century.

February 22, 2013
Big Island Chocolate Festival: March 21st, 22nd & 23rd at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii North Kona Coast. Events include a reception, farm tours, seminars, culinary competition and a gala. For information, click here.

February 21, 2013
New Cookbook: Around the Southern Table: Coming home to comforting meals and treasured memories, by Rebecca Lang and the Editors of Southern Living Magazine, offers a true slice of Southern culture.

February 20, 2013
New Wine Book: American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States, by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy, is the first comprehensive and authoritative reference on the wines, wineries, and winemakers of America. There are now more than 7,000 American wine producers--up from 440 in 1970--in the U.S.

February 19, 2013
*WIN A ROMANTIC SPA DAY FOR TWO* Womensforum is giving away a $500 Spa Finder gift card! Plus, the winner will be featured on Womensforum.com! Enter for a chance to win: http://bit.ly/VclF6K

February 18, 2013
New Article: The Old Softies: Pudding and Custard.
Stephanie Zonis defines both terms, their cooking preparations, dairy-free variations and shares 2 recipes, Dark Mocha Crème Brûlée and Basic Chocolate Pudding.

February 17, 2013
New Cookbook: Betty Crocker The 1500 Calorie a Day Cookbook features 200 low-calorie recipes that are easy to make and 100 full color photographs. Think Blueberry-Peach Coffee Cake, Chicken and Butternut Squash Pot Pie, and Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Stew.

February 16, 2013
New Article: The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, Pa. Traveling with Kids writer Elaine Sosa takes 11 year old Steven to see bald eagles, elk and the beautiful surroundings of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

February 15, 2013
New Article: Healthy Kids' Birthday Party Recipes.
Carolyn Briggs shares her helpful tips for making healthy and delicious meals that your kids will love and that you won't stress over preparing.

February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2013
Valentine Recipes: Vanilla-Scented Halibut with Asparagus & Hollandaise; Radicchio Salad with Blue Cheese & Peppered Almonds and Angel Food Cake with Berry Sauce.

February 12, 2013
Happy Mardi Gras! Think Gumbo with Tasso Ham, Seafood, and Tiny Shells; Oysters Rockefeller; Stuffed Shrimp and Bananas Foster.

February 11, 2013
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Valentine's Day Gift Basket Ideas includes Sahale Snacks, Pearls and Early California Olives, Sea Salt Candy, Microplane, Alexia and James Allen jewelry.

February 10, 2013
Valentine Dinner for Two includes Sparkling Wine Cocktail with Smashed Raspberries and Chambord, Avocado, Grapefruit and Dungeness Crab Salad, Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Green Peppercorn Sauce, Celery Root Purée and Caramelized Banana with Rum Sauce. For recipes, click here.

Happy Chinese New Year, Year of the Snake, the first day of the Lunar New Year.

February 9, 2013
Valentine Gift Suggestion: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is February 21st -- February 24th. For information, click here.

February 8, 2013
Romancing February in Napa Valley: February’s sweeping vineyard vistas set a seductive backdrop for cupid-inspired romance in the Napa Valley. Wineries, hotels, inns, and restaurants will work their magic with upgrades, sparkling wine, chocolate-infused spa treatments, private yoga, and special tastings at wineries. For information, click here.

February 7, 2013
New Cookbook: The Blue Ribbon Dinner Party Cookbook, by Alison Wheatcroft, offers 120 pages of easy recipes with delicious results. Full page color photography accompany the recipes.

February 6, 2012
Healthy Cookbook: Betty Crocker Healthy Heart Cookbook, by Betty Crocker Editors, Roger S. Blumenthal M.D. F.A.C.C. and Juli Hermanson M.P.H. R.D., offers over 140 delectable recipes that are heart-healthy and easy to make, including Grilled Barbecued Beef and Bean Burgers, Gorgonzola Linguine with Toasted Walnuts, Oatmeal-Cranberry Muffins and Creme Caramel.

February 5, 2013
Chinese New Year: Be ready for February 10th Chinese New Year. Chinese Recipes by Dorothy Huang including Stir-Fried Salmon with Red & Green Peppers, Pan-Fried Tofu with Sesame Dressing and Kung Pao Chicken.

February 4, 2013
Chinese New Year: Be ready for February 10th Chinese New Year. Celebrating Chinese New Year with a Dim Sum Brunch by GraceAnn Walden.

February 3, 2013
Wood Crafted Kitchenware: Vermont Farm Table makes a variety of cooking items for the kitchen, as well as dining tables and chairs. Owner Dustin Glasscoe has a vision for warmer, cleaner, more approachable pieces of furniture made in Vermont. For information, click here.

February 2, 2013
New Napa Valley Video: "Napa Valley Rocks," the Napa Valley Vintners' signature education program is now available on video. Narrated by wine educator and author of The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil, and featuring more than two dozen vintners and industry experts, this seven part series is perfect for staff trainings or consumer education programs about the Napa Valley. For information, click here.

February 1, 2013
February eNewsletter: Valentine's Day Suggestions. Whether you prefer to give cards (electronic or the real thing), jewelry, a night out on the town or food, just remember this quote: "There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles." Anonymous. February 17, 2005

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