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March Madness
March 2012


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Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Curry Powder

Chef Eric Cayton, showcases the popular misconception that curry powder is not a spice, but rather, a combination of several different spices. 





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.


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.   


Berkeley (CA) and Environs: Where to Eat 

 Stephanie Zonis explores the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, home to restaurants, boutiques, and grocery stores.  





Premiere Bordeaux - Semaine Prochaine - Lundi Apris-midi 

Jon Rusciano visits Chateau Leoville Barton, Chateau Langoa-Barton, Barton & Guestier, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Château Calon-Ségur. This is part of Jon's  My Bordeaux Adventures series.



New 2012 Cookbooks 

1.  Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More by Aliza Green

2. Offal: The Fifth Quarter by
Anissa Helou


3.  Simple Asian Meals: Irresistibly Satisfying and Healthy Dishes for the Busy Cook by Nina Simonds

4.  A Carafe of Red by Gerald Asher

5.  150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese & More Slow Cooker Recipes by Sunil  Vijayakar

6. 150 Best Cupcake Recipes by Julie Hasson 

  7.  5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking by Camilla V. Saulsbury 

8. The Vegetarian Kitchen Table Cookbook by  Chef Igor Brotto & Chef Olivier Guiriec 

9. The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Egg-Free Recipes! by Tammy Credicott

10. Canal House Cooking Volume No. 7: La Dolce Vita by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer



If you are looking for Ethnic recipes, look no further than our Sally's Place Ethnic Recipe Section.

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march_madness_cake March brings foodies a very unique opportunity. With 67 NCAA Tournament basketball games to watch, we have several weeks to showcase a bevy of tasty party foods.  From finger foods and cupcakes to dips and spreads, share your favorite treats with friends and family this month. I've shared some of my favorite recipes below.  

Need even more ideas?  See my list to the left of some of the best new cookbooks that have been published so far in 2012.  Get the year off to the right start with some new recipes you can enjoy testing with friends and family.

March Madness suggestions:


All the best in food, wine, and travel.


Happy March (Madness)!


Sally Bernstein



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Read my  "Valentine Chocolates" and "Sally's Favorite Valentine's Day Chocolates Part 2" posts on on Sally's Food for Thought blog.



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March Is

National Frozen Food Month; National Noodle Month; National Nutrition Month; National Peanut Month; National Caffeine Awareness Month; Bell Peppers & Broccoli Month; Berries & Cherries Month; Exotic Winter Fruit & Leeks and Green Onions Month; and the 2nd week of March is Bubble Gum Week; while the 3rd week is American Chocolate Week. 



March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day; National Fruit Compote Day

March 2:  National Banana Creme Pie Day

March 3:  National Mulled Wine Day; National Cold Cuts Day

March 4: National Pound Cake Day

March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day; National Absinthe Day

March 6: National Frozen Food Day; National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

March 7: National Crown Roast of Pork Day; National Cereal Day
March 8: National Peanut Cluster Day
March 9: National Crabmeat Day
March 10: National Blueberry Popover Day; National Pack Your Lunch Day
March 11: Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day
March 12: National Baked Scallops Day
March 13: Coconut Torte Day
March 14: National Potato Chip Day; Pi Day in Math Circles (Pi is (3.141414); Bake A Pie In Solidarity
March 15: National Pears Hélène Day (with Chocolate Sauce & Brandy); Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply
March 16: National Artichoke Hearts Day
March 17: Corned Beef And Cabbage Day
March 18: Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 19: Poultry Day; National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 20: Bock Beer Day; National Ravioli Day
March 21: California Strawberry Day; National French Bread Day
March 22: Coq Au Vin Day; National Water Day
March 23: National Chip and Dip Day; National Melba Toast Day
March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 25: National Lobster Newburg Day; National Pecan Day; National Waffle Day
March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day; Spinach Day
March 27: National Spanish Paella Day
March 28: Something On A Stick Day;National Black Forest
Cake Day
March 29: National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 30: Turkey Neck Soup Day
March 31: Tater Day; National Clams On The Half Shell Day
March 31: Oranges and Lemons Day  



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