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November Is...

 National Pepper Month, National Raisin Bread Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Fun with Fondue Month,
National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month, National Apple Month, Good Nutrition Month, Vegan Month,  Banana Pudding Lovers' Month, Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month, National Pomegranate Month, National Roasting Month, Sweet Potato Awareness Month, and National Pepper Month.
Find daily "November Is" postings on Sally's Place in our The Daily Dish section.

New Articles

Raising an Adventurous Eater
This is a new series by Leena D. Saini, whose current article is First Flavors: Five More "Baby-Friendly" Spices. 

Jimmy Shaw of LoteriĀ­a Grill - We Have a Winner!
"His multiple Los Angeles restaurants offer Mex-Mex food," says Andrea Rademan.

Ricardo Zarate: Peru's Culinary Ambassador to North America
Andrea Rademan covers 2011 Food and Wine Magazine Best New Chef in America Richardo Zarate, who has taken Los Angeles by storm.

Dorothy Huang's New Chinese Recipes:

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November 1, 2014
Wines for Thanksgiving

"November is a great time to uncork a few nice bottles of wine," says Jon Rusciano, Sally's Place wine writer.  Tasty vintages are always welcome around the holiday, perfect to share with family and friends. And because turkey is a light meat, think hearty flavors when you choose your holiday wines. At the top of Jon's list, if this is your pleasure, are the bubbles. Schramsberg primarily Pinot Noir offerings are Blanc de Noirs, Brut Rose, Mirabelle and Mirabelle Brut Rose.

Hearty red Zinfandels are also on his list, especially those produced in Napa and Sonoma. The steep slopes of Howell Mountain, Zin mecca to Jon, offers producers Robert Craig, Outpost and Lamborn. The Napa Valley floor produces Chase Family Cellars and Sonoma's top Zin producer is Hartford Family, as well as the jammy flavors of Martinelli.  More accessible, especially if you shop at the last minute, are Ravenswood, Rosenblum and Seghesio.

I've been busy food blogging and hope you will enjoy reading "Vegetarian Winter Salad Recipe" and "Pumpkin French Toast Recipe" at on Sally's Food for Thought blog.


All the best in food, wine, and travel.

Happy November,


Sally Bernstein


Sally's Recommendations

Numi Organic Tea Gifts

Numi offers a variety of premium organic teas and herbal teasan blends, Flowering Teas, loose leaf tea, gifts and tea chests. Numi's selection of gifts is the perfect answer for the tea enthusiast. Their handsewn Flowering Teas transform into Leaves of Art as leaves and flowers blossom when steeped. Their best-selling tea bags are showcased in eco-friendly and stylish bamboo tea chests. Numi's gift sets are available at

Chris Chamberlain, author of the popular The Southern Foodie Cookbook, takes you back to the South for a tour of the restaurants that make the best pig dishes. A geographic tour of the Southern states will showcase restaurants in the region that have particular talents when it comes to pork. The chefs and pitmasters have shared some of their most sacred secrets, the actual recipes for the best pork, barbecue and bacon dishes that emerge from their kitchens.     


Rich, sweet butternut squash paired with roasted bell pepper bring a sensational flavor to any menu. This holiday season try making Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad or a Turkey, Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash Pizza. You can find these great recipes and more at


Nutiva aims to create a better food system that nourishes people, communities and the planet.  As a vocal challenger of the industrial food system, Nutiva is a strong advocate for hemp agriculture, GMO labeling, organic farming and healthy food for all. Coconut products, including flour, chia seeds and red palm oil as well as O'Coconut, a lightly sweetened, bite size coconut treat.  Online recipes available.   


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