Sally's Place eNewsletter
Easter and Passover
April 2012


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Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Cumin   

Chef Eric Cayton showcases cumin that is used all over the world, by many different cultures and for many different uses; most notably in Northern Mexico and Southwestern US "Tex Mex" cuisines, Middle Eastern cuisines, and as an essential ingredient in Indian curry mixtures. 


Artisan Chocolate Truffles, And The Spices That Love Them: Clove
Chef Eric Cayton says that to add cloves to chocolate, you should consider using a very good, strong, high quality bittersweet chocolate, with a very high cacao solids content. 




An Easter Family Feast

Lou Pappas shares a goat cheese and tomato pesto appetizer, chilled cucumber soup, leg of lamb, a bright orange carrot-potato whip, a pastry-wrapped spinach log, a sprightly green salad featuring arugula and endive with toasted nuts. And conclude with a sumptuous strawberry tart and whipped cream for dessert. 


A Sticky Situation: An Introduction to the Complex (and Sweet) World of Honey

"If all you know about honey is what you read on the back of bottles from the supermarket, it's time you found out more; there's an entire world of honey out there," says Stephanie Zonis. 




Easter Markets of Germany  

Barbara Gibbs Ostmann experiences the Easter markets and fairs of Germany, a tradition dating back many centuries.



Premiere Bordeaux - Semaine Prochaine - Mardi Matin

Jon Rusciano visits Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Lalande and Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Part of Jon's My Bordeaux Adventures series.



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easter_sugar_cookies As you begin to prepare for the upcoming Easter and/or Passover holidays, consider doing a little "spring cleaning" of your recipe box.  Check out some fun, new recipes on the left hand side of this eNewsletter. Sally's Place is excited to share our "Top 10 Easter Recipes" and our "Top 10 Passover Recipes." Surprise your family and friends with some new cuisine that will delight them all. 

dianas_seder_plate Also, join my conversation on Facebook about your favorite Easter and Passover traditions.  Let's join forces and see if we can't all inspire each other to make these holidays fresh and exciting for our loved ones. Possibly your traditions include Easter egg hunts when you were a child or finding the Afikomen at your grandparent's house during the Passover Seder.  

All the best in food, wine, and travel.  


Happy April,


Sally Bernstein



Photo Credit: Diana's Desserts  



Read my  "Different Types of Salt" and "The Difference Between Varieties of Salt" posts on on Sally's Food for Thought blog.



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Dave's Gourmet 


daves_hurtin_habanero Looking for that perfect condiment for your Spring Holiday meals?  Dave's Gourmet has you covered with their Hurtin' Habanero & Honey Mustard.  A five-time gold medalist in the World Wide Mustard Competition and a Sofi award winner, this delightfully sweet and spicy mustard is sure to brighten up your springtime celebrations.




Around the Passover Table: 75 Holiday Recipes for the Food Lover, by Jayne Cohen, is out in e-book. 


cohen_passover_table Part cookbook, part memoir and part how-to, Around the Passover Table: 75 Holiday Recipes for the Food Lover (Wiley) features all the holiday information from the James Beard nominated Jewish Holiday Cooking in a very accessible, easy-to-digest e-book. An all-inclusive go-to guide for celebrating Passover, it's  available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever e-books are sold.   



Lillie Belle Farms Hand Made Chocolates


lilliebelle_easter_bunnies Easter is right around the corner! The world famous Lillie Bunny is back.  A cute as a button flop eared bunny made from 100% Organic Chocolate ! Solid and delicious!  Bunny is made in dark, milk and white chocolate. $7/each. 





lilliebelle_eggs Jeff Shepherd is also making their luscious Truffle Eggs.
  6 Organic Chocolate Eggs! 3 perfectly awesome Blood Orange Ganache filled White Chocolate eggs and 3 Extremely rich Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ganache filled dark chocolate. $12/box. 



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April Is

National Soft Pretzel Month; National Soyfoods Month; National BLT Sandwich Month; National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month; National Food Month; National Pecan Month;  Fresh Florida Tomato Month;  Atlanta Food and Wine Month; Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month; Cranberries and Gooseberries Month; National Garlic Month; and Tomatillo and Asian Pear Month.  



April 1: April Fool's Day;  Sliced Bread's Birthday (1954); National Sourdough Bread Day;  Dishwasher Released in 1889

April 2: National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

April 3: National Chocolate Moose Day

April 4: Chocolate Milk Powder Day (Debut 1828); National Cordon Bleu Day

April 5:  Dandelion Day;  National Caramel Day & Raisin and Spice Bar Day

April 6: Good Friday; National Hot Cross Bun Day;  Fresh Tomato Day; Teflon Birthday (Patented 1938);  TV Dinner Birthday (Released 1954); National Caramel Popcorn Day

April 7: Passover; National Coffee Cake Day

April 8: Easter; Milk in Glass Bottles Day 1879; National Empanada Day

April 9: Dry or Powdered Milk Birthday (1872); National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

April 10: Cinnamon Crescent Day

April 11: National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12: National Licorice Day; Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 13: National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14: National Pecan Day

April 15: First McDonald's Opened; Glazed Spiral Ham Day

April 16: National Eggs Benedict Day; Day of the Mushroom

April 17: U.S. Tax Day; National Cheese Ball Day

April 18: National Animal Cracker Day

April 19: Garlic Day; Amaretto Day

April 20: Food Day; Pineapples Upside Down Cake Day; Lima Bean Respect Day

April 21: Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day

April 22: Jelly Bean Day

April 23: Picnic Day

April 24: Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

April 25: National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26: National Pretzel Day

April 27: Prime Rib Day

April 28: National Blueberry Pie Day

April 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30: National Oatmeal Cookie Day; Mr. Potato Head Day;
Raisin Day     


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