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October Is...

 Eat Country Ham Month,
Fair Trade Month,
National Apple Month,
National Applejack Month,
National Caramel Month,
National Chili Month,
National Cookie Month,
National Dessert Month,
National Pasta Month,
National Pickled Peppers Month,
National Pizza Festival Month,
National Popcorn Poppin' Month,
National Pork Month,
National Pumpkin Month,
National Pretzel Month,
National Seafood Month, and
Vegetarian Awareness Month.
Find daily "October Is" postings on Sally's Place in our The Daily Dish section.


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

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October 2015
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FOOD GIFT LOVE by Maggie Battista
There are few gifts more meaningful than food. In FOOD GIFT LOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on-sale October 13), Maggie Battista, food writer and founder of Eat Boutique, shares recipes and tips for making, wrapping, and giving small-batch, hand-crafted foods. Whether you want to make something heartfelt for a friend in need, say hello to a new neighbor, or show someone how much you appreciate them by making it yourself, FOOD GIFT LOVE has more than 100 recipes for simple, special food gifts with unique wrapping ideas. 
For over eight years, Maggie Battista has helped create and run the website and retail space Eat Boutique, winner of the 2013 IACP Best Culinary Brand award, an international community of culinary writers, home chefs and advocates dedicated to sharing ideas and inspiration through small-batch food. With over half-a-million unique monthly visitors and a growing social media following, Eat Boutique has expanded to host pop-up events all over the country, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Food 52, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times, Saveur, and Daily Candy.  To order, click here

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, the perfect time for a Halloween party.  We have 5 recipes below that will make October 31 the best Halloween ever. 
All the best in food, wine, and travel.
Happy October & Happy Halloween,
Sally Bernstein 
Sally's Recommendations

Freshly roasted, high quality, single-origin Arabica, grown between 1,200-1,800 meters above sea level in Nicaragua, Vega Coffee is the real deal! You can feel good knowing that each flavorful cup is made from beans cultivated in a manner that respects the earth and the farmers. Ethically driven, Vega Coffee empowers women-owned farming cooperatives with the tools and training to roast their own beans so they can earn more income for their coffee and lifelong skills! Each bag is signed by the farmer who grew, harvested, roasted and packaged the beans (mine was signed by Elda).
$15 per box; subscriptions available.  

Quickly and easily cut garlic with a simple back and forth motion with this new garlic cutter, which produces finely textured garlic pieces that retain all of their natural oils for optimum flavor in all food tasks.  The photo-etched, ultra-sharp, stainless steel blades are made in the USA and this Microplane cutter is available in  red (exclusively at Sur La Table)  and black.  To order, click here. $15


Raw Spice Bar sources unique spices from around the world, blends and proportions them and offers a monthly subscription box.  Small batch spices are freshly ground and delivered to you. The details are 3 freshly ground spices & blends per month, enough to create 3 dishes serving 6-10 people, kitchen-tested recipes, plus additional recipes on their blog and the origin & history of a new region every month.  My first month included Urfa Biber Chiles, Za'atar  and Baharat (all Turkish). Click here to order. $6 a month.


Rachael Ray 8-Quart Oval Pasta Pot

For family-style pasta night or your next holiday feast, tackle the big stovetop tasks with the Rachael Ray Hard-Anodized II 8-Quart Covered Oval Pasta Pot. This hard enamel  kitchen essential can help you cook big servings of braised short ribs or whip up monster batches of mashed potatoes and has a pouring spout on one side.  Available in Agave Blue, Cranberry Red, Mushroom Brown, and Pumpkin Orange. To order, click here.
SRP: $99.99

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Five Halloween Recipes