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January 31, 2016 -- National Hot Chocolate Day
Sally's Place Hot Chocolate Article: All About Hot Chocolate, by Stephanie Zonis, including a recipe for Sipping Chocolate.

January 30, 2016 -- National Croissant Day
Foodie Culture is Spurring Degree Programs at U.S. Colleges: from the latimes.com.

January 29, 2016 -- National Corn Chip Day
Strengthen Your Bond With Your Pet with Doggy Cooking Network on Youtube, where animal lovers and food aficionados can combine their passions and learn to create tasty dishes for their canine pals.

January 28, 2016 -- National Blueberry Pancake Day
Experience a Culinary Adventure at a Dude Ranch: Learn about this vacation option at Dude Ranchers’ Association.

January 27, 2016 -- National Chocolate Cake Day
Sally's Place Chocolate Cake Recipe: Tiffany's Heart Cake and Chocolate Glaze by Flo Braker. This is also a great cake that says "Be My Valentine."

January 26, 2016 -- National Peanut Brittle Day
10th Annual Celebration of California's Artisan Cheese Festival is on March 18--20 in Petaluma, CA.

January 25, 2016 -- National Irish Coffee Day
New Cookbook: Spiralize!: : 40 Nutritious Recipes to Transform the Way You Eat, by Stephanie Jeffs, helps you add exciting new dimensions to the way you cook with a spiralizer, an innovative slicer that quickly transforms vegetables and fruit into noodles, shoestrings, thin spreads and wafer-like slices.

January 24, 2016 -- National Peanut Butter Day
Book Now for Napa Valley Restaurant Week: January 24-31. VisitNapaValley

January 23, 2016 -- National Pie Day
Sally's Place Recipe: John's Grandma Thelma's Blueberry Pie from Maine.

January 22, 2016 -- National Southern Food Day
Cochon 555 2016 tour dates + cities: The epic pork feast, Cochon 555, is back on the road in 2016 with an even bigger mission, more chefs and new ways to participate in the creation of a better, safer food system. Five chefs and fifteen cities.

January 21, 2016 -- National Granola Bar Day
Festival Napa Valley (formerly Napa Valley Festival del Sole) Dedicates 2016 Season to Margrit Mondavi: July 15 – 24 is this 11th annual festival and tickets go on sale in March.

January 20, 2016 -- National Cheese Lover's Day
Sally's Place Cheese Article: Tips for Cooking with Blue Cheese Recipes

January 19, 2016 -- National Popcorn Day
New Cookbook: Gizzi's Healthy Appetite: Food to Nourish the Body and Feed the Soul, by Gizzi Erskine, includes over 100 recipes including crunchy Marinated Griddled Whole Chicken Caesar salad, spicy Green Chili Pork, oozing Roasted Baby Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce & Crispy Shallots, fresh Tuna Tataki with Yuzu and the ultimate Korean BBQ.

January 18, 2016 -- Peking Duck Day
Eater's America's Essential Restaurants of 2016: Eater's restaurant editor Bill Addison clocked in almost 100,000 miles on the road, zig-zagging across America on a quest to explore, define, and shine a light on America's essential restaurants. Here is the first-ever National 38 List.

January 17, 2016 -- National Hot Buttered Rum Day
2016 Good Food Awards Winners Announced: The 176 Winners feted by Alice Waters, Nell Newman, Carlo Petrini and 800 Guests. Full list of winners.

January 16, 2016 -- International Hot and Spicy Food Day
Sally's Place Wine with Spicy Food Article: Pairing Wines with Spicy Foods: Solace for a Seared Palate by Barbara Ensrud.

January 15, 2016 -- National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
New Article: Try Something New!, by Leena D. Saini, encourages Moms and Dads to try new things, including different foods and flavors, with their young children.

January 14, 2016 -- National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Oyster & Rum Tasting on January 28 at Railean Distillers in Galveston County, Texas Enjoy oysters from across Texas and rum from the only rum distillery in Texas. For more information, email TexasOCC@aol.com.

January 13, 2016 -- National Gluten-Free Day
Key West Food and Wine Festival: January 27--31 enjoy stellar vintages and standout cuisine as nearly 40 events are planned for culinary explorers, including some staged on beaches and in outdoor locales suited to Key West's typically balmy January climate.

January 12, 2016 -- National Curried Chicken Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Curried Chicken Loaf with Currants and Roasted Red Peppers by Rosemary Furfaro.

January 11, 2016 -- National Hot Toddy Day
To Market, To Market To Eat Fresh Truffles: Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace is Monday, January 18th at the OXBOW PUBLIC MARKET.

January 10, 2016 -- National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles "Maison", by Stephanie Zonis.

January 9, 2016 -- National Apricot Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Arugula with Fresh Golden Barhi Dates, Dried Apricots by Amelia Saltzman.

January 8, 2016 -- National English Toffee Day
New Cookbook: The Vitamix Cookbook: 250 Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Make in Your Blender, by Jodi Berg, is the first widely available cookbook from the Vitamix brand. It includes 200 recipes and more than fifty full-color photos.

January 7, 2016
New Book: Which Fork Do I Use? Confident and Comfortable Dining, by Rosemarie Burns and Linda Reed, is a rich source of information, designed to guide both the novice and seasoned host in creating memorable dining experiences, and to alleviate the nervousness that comes with entertaining. This book includes information for a simple breakfast to a six-course formal affair and has hundreds of illustrations depicting a vast array of serving utensils (perhaps some of which you never knew existed), glassware, barware, dinnerware and serveware, correct dining etiquette, and more! To order, click here.

January 6, 2016 -- National Bean Day
Avignon, France Vacation Home Rental: email madeleinevedel@gmail.com

January 5, 2016 -- National Whipped Cream Day
Mumm Napa, Carlos Santana & Jim Marshall - New Exhibit, New Wine: “Jim Marshall Seen Through the Eyes of Carlos Santana” has 40 original photographs by Jim Marshall, including iconic images of Santana and other musicians.

January 4, 2016 -- National Spaghetti Day
The Napa Valley Celebrates the Super Bowl Game with Football Inspired Packages.

January 3, 2016 -- National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
The Charlie Cart Project: Food Education on Wheels: The Charlie Cart Project is designed to provide children with the tools and lessons they need to make healthy choices for a lifetime. It delivers Food Education in a Box: Curriculum, Tools and Training through a Compact Kitchen on Wheels.

January 2, 2016 -- National Buffet Day
New Cookbook: The Mediterranean Family Table: 125 Simple, Everyday Recipes Made with the Most Delicious and Healthiest Food on Earth, by Angelo, M.D. Acquista & Laurie Anne Vandermolen,contains a wealth of helpful information, including how to make healthier eating choices; instill good habits in kids that will last a lifetime; and buy, store, and cook ingredients fundamental to the Mediterranean diet.

January 1, 2016 -- National Bloody Mary Day
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