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April 30, 2015 -- National Raisin Day
New Cookbook: The Little Smoker Book: Getting Into the Top Level of Grilling, by Franz-Christoph Heel, gives information and recipes for grilling, barbecuing, and smoking. Learn the basics of various kinds of smokers.

April 29, 2015 -- National Shrimp Scampi Day
Handcrafted Jam & Jelly Company Launches Kickstarter: Support Marilyn from Half Moon Bay, California by donating to her company, Spread the Love Jam & Jellies.

April 28, 2015 -- National Blueberry Pie Day
New High-Tech Soccer Stadium in San Jose, California: The brand new Avaya Stadium, home to the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer, has a capacity of 18,000 and features one of the most high-tech fan experiences in sports. Sporting the first cloud-enabled stadium in MLS and boasting the largest outdoor bar in the North America, Avaya Stadium delivers an entertaining and interactive experience. Visit sanjose.org

April 27, 2015 -- National Prime Rib Day
Celebrate Mother's Day with Free Shipping from Ancient Cookware: To celebrate Mother's Day, Ancient Cookware is offering free shipping for all orders purchased on their website during the entire month of May. They carry an assortment of quality, handcrafted, and unique Kitchen Products from clay pots from Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and India, to natural serving plates made from such materials as stone, shells and rock. Make sure to use the code LOVEMOM to get your free shipping.

April 26, 2015 -- National Pretzel Day
New Cookbook: Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, by Janet Fletcher, demonstrates the versatility of this dairy superstar in more than fifty recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, beverages, and desserts by exploring the culinary traditions of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and India. Available in Hardcover and Kindle editions.

April 25, 2015 -- National Zucchini Bread Day
New Gluten Free Brownie Thins from Free for All Kitchens. These Double Chocolate cookies are made of dutch cocoa, chocolate flakes, butter, cane sugar, cassava flour and various ancient whole grains.

April 24, 2015 -- National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival: this four-day culinary experience focuses on celebrating the food and beverage traditions of the Southern region of the U.S. For information: http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com

April 23, 2015 -- National Picnic Day
Sally's Place Picnic Articles: Picnics by Rosemary Furfaro, including Celebrating Spring with a Beach Picnic, A Mediterranean Picnic in the Middle of an Urban Park, and Tailgate Picnic.

April 22, 2015 -- National Jelly Bean Day
Happy Earth Day

April 21, 2015 -- National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
New Cookbook: My Paleo Patisserie: An Artisan Approach to Grain Free Baking, by Jenni Hulet, is gluten-free and Paleo-inspired for the grain-free baker. Lavish photographs accompany the recipes.

April 20, 2015 -- National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
Award-Winning Actor Kevin Spacey to Headline at Napa Valley Festival del Sole Gala: July 19 at Meadowood Napa Valley. To purchase passes or sponsor a table, please contact Tessa Edwards, Development Manager, at tessa@festivaldelsole.org or 707.346.5052, ext. 4.

April 19, 2015 -- National Rice Bowl Day
Jamie Oliver Wants Kids around the World to Have Food Education: Jamie Oliver has secured more than 330,000 signatures for his change.org petition (www.change.org/jamieoliver) calling for all of the G20 nations to offer compulsory food education in schools. Jamie has launched the campaign in advance of Food Revolution Day on May 15 (www.foodrevolutionday.com/) and is planning to present the petition to the G20 leaders.

April 18, 2015 -- National Animal Crackers Day
New Cookbook: Better on Toast: Happiness on a Slice of Bread--70 Irresistible Recipes, by Jill A. Donenfeld. Toast,Tartine, open-faced sandwich, smørbrød—whatever you call it, it’s that single slice of perfect bread stacked high with fresh, flavorful toppings. There are offerings from hot to cold and savory to sweet.

April 17, 2015 -- National Cheeseball Day
New Article: Mangia! Italian Herbs and Spices for Baby, by Leena Saini, suggests ideas for using herbs as well as a recipe for Creamy Pastina for Baby.

April 16, 2015 -- Day of the Mushrooms
Sally's Place Article: Mushrooms

April 15, 2015 -- National Glazed Ham Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Glazed Ham

April 14, 2015 -- National Pecan Day
New Dessert Cookbook: Real Sweet: More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars, by Shauna Sever, offers a modern baking book packed with dozens of recipes for delectable treats using only natural, unrefined, readily available alternative sweeteners.

April 13, 2015 -- National Peach Cobbler Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Peach Cobbler

April 12, 2015 -- National Licorice Day
Montreal, Canada Culinary Events: For Montrealers, eating well is as natural as breathing, and opportunities to celebrate gastronomy are almost endless, with the myriad events taking place all year long. From MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE to Burger Week to MTLàTABLE, a wide variety of culinary events will satisfy every palate and every budget.

April 11, 2015 -- National Cheese Fondue Day
New Epicurean Center to be Build in Manchester, Vermont: Known as the Vermont Epicurean Center, the 30,000 square-foot facility will offer consumers the opportunity to experience a wide-range of culinary, wine, and spirits educational adventures. The Vermont Epicurean Center is expected to open in 2016. For information about becoming a food, wine, spirits, or restaurant participating partner, email your request to info@vtepicureancenter.com.

April 10, 2015 -- National Cinnamon Crescent Day
Napa Valley Festival del Sole, one of America's premier summer destination events, presents its landmark Tenth Season, July 17--26, featuring more than 60 cultural adventures for every interest and budget.

April 9, 2015 -- National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Chinese Almond Cookies

April 8, 2015 -- National Empanada Day
New Dessert Cookbook: Dare to Bake!: Cupcake Recipes to Awaken Your Sweet Tooth, by Ady Abreu, winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Abreu brings us imaginative sweet cupcakes as well as savory choices, including Corn and Jalapeno Cupcakes, Salmon Cupcakes, and Tomatoes and Basil Cupcakes.

April 7, 2015 -- National Beer Day
Sally's Place Beer Articles

April 6, 2015 -- National Caramel Popcorn Day
New Chocolate Article: Nature versus Nurture: Cacao Beans and Their Flavor. What is the difference between "fine flavor" versus "bulk" chocolate beans? Stephanie Zonis tells all.

April 5, 2015 -- Caramel Day
Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series - Tickets on Sale Now: the 46th season kicks off on the Fourth of July at the winery. Lyle Lovett, Melissa Etheridge, and funk, rock, jazz, hip-hop band Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are a few of the headliners.

April 4, 2015 -- National Cordon Blue Day
New Cookbook: Southern Living A Southern Gentleman's Kitchen: Adventures in Cooking, Eating, and Living in the New South, by Matt Moore, offers this part-cookbook and part-guidebook as well as 150 distinctly simple Southern dishes for every meal of the day.

April 3, 2015 -- National Chocolate Mousse Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Pie

April 2, 2015 -- National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
New Wine Article: Pairing Wines with Spicy Foods.
Barbara Ensrud says there are lots of wines that can handle the blaze of spicy foods and she offers wine pairing recommendations.

April 1, 2015 -- National Sourdough Bread Day
April eNewsletter: Recipes from Kat's Kitchen Collective, a New Website from a Former Executive Chef

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